Monday, January 25, 2010

Closed

I am wishing that I had something profound to put here, to put in this space that will act as my last blog entry, but alas, it's not to be, I remain, as always, tongue tied in delight and dread at the funny turns this life of mine takes.

I make no apologies for who I am, for what I believe, however those beliefs might not work out in some people's heads. I am a liberal and a Christian. I am a co-sleeping parent who wears her baby and watches TV with him. I am a cook and a wife and a woman who hates washing the dishes. I am pro-choice, pro-gay rights and I believe that Jesus Christ died to save my soul. I hope that I am half the parent my mother was, my Nana was, so that I can pass on this surety of self to my son. So I can teach him to fight passionately for humankind, to shout his faith from the rooftops (whatever shape that faith takes), to listen to other people because their stories contain immeasurable wisdom. I am a joyful girl because I know who I am.


It came to my attention today that this little corner of the internet was not as safe as I thought, that some people have read it who could make it very difficult for me (and in my more paranoid thought processes, my husband) to minister within my faith community, and truthfully? Sharing my life on the internet isn't worth that. I have paper journals and dinner parties for venting, and Facebook for sharing my adventures.

I don't have a million readers, I don't write anything special but the little adventures I share with my family and my opinions. I am a little droplet in ocean of the internet, but I have had such fun reading comments, sharing my opinions and adventures to everyone I have met through this crazy wonderful medium.

Make no mistake that this incident doesn't change my political viewpoints, doesn't change my spiritual beliefs (I'm sure that the person who made the first phone call would be irritated to know it have made those beliefs -political and otherwise- that much stronger). I will continue to fight to the death for the rights of people who are marginalized, to change the status quo, to encourage people to think, to learn, to listen, to be curious. To tell people, no matter who they are, to "use their words" because I genuinely believe that everyone has something to say.

Thank you so much,
Meg


p.s.
To the person who came here looking for my political affiliations to yell at me about, please know that I love my students, that I am so proud of my students. Please know that I will teach my kids that Christ loves them more than they can imagine, I will teach them to speak their minds because they are smarter than you think and their opinions matter, I will teach them to be curious and to learn everything they can...but I won't "indoctrinate" them, and I have never shared with them my political leanings in any direction . That's for me to do with my own kid, whether you like it or not. ;)

8 comments:

  1. for the record... i love you :)

    and i do mean- YOU... the whole shebang.
    glad that i have you as a pal on fb... and i will miss your blog entries.
    whoever took the time to ruin this blog stinks.

    hugs.

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  2. ditto. boo to blog ruiners. any chance your food blog may stay open for business?

    love you.

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  3. love you sister mine.
    good idea with the food blog, ain't nothin' controversial about eating!

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  4. This blog will be missed, Meg. Its nice when you can get a window into someone's life without it being in a "stream."

    It amazes me how many purported good Christians fail to see what I think to be one of Jesus' main messages...do not judge and be compassionate to others. I'm not even Christian and I know that. Jesus was a cool guy.

    Also, yes to the food blog!

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  5. Oh no! I will miss this blog dearly!! Can't you just make it a private blog? That's how mine is - require your close friends to use a password? Yeah? No?! Boohooo. :-(

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  6. Hi, This is kind of random, but I found your blog through Bossy's page (looking at who was close to me geographically). Even though this is the only post I can read I want you to know it inspired me because I have similar ideas but have always been too scared to put them on my blog. I admire that you did, even if you had to take it down.

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