Big Two


A two year blog anniversary isn’t exactly breaking news. For me it is a considerable milestone. Often I feel like giving up, at least take a break, but writing alone doesn’t afford me a living (yet). Writing completes me. Though blogging comes with more deadlines, I get to set them. Blogging flexes my writing muscles and the community is a marvelous perk I would never have imagined before I discovered the blogosphere.

Months before my target launch date, life took some more unexpected turns. As my deadline drew closer Sister and I grasped the reality that we were on our own. Instead of postponing the launch, I downshifted. Tires smoking, I slid in sideways right under the wire.

After moving two more times Roo’s Ruse met a second milestone, 300 followers. My goal was 100 readers per year.

There’s much one couldn’t initially see in my blog. If we’re grading on a curve I appear normal. I can conduct myself much the same as anybody else, but I actually am more unique than most.

In my mid-twenties professionals diagnosed me with dyslexia. That explained a lot. Some years later a specialist suggested I had bipolar disorder. I had four boys to raise and no “time for that crap.” Two divorces later another specialist did a comprehensive history, more tests and exams. He diagnosed complex trauma (C-PTSD) and traumatic brain injury. Finally. Nailed. It.

I researched every shred of information available to Jane Q. Citizen, worked harder, longer and was more determined than ever before. Over the next few years I eventually realized God wants me to simply do my best and let Him do the rest. He is still faithful.

The hand dealt me wasn’t the best and I made some bad plays. But I’m here today because God lifted me from what some wouldn’t have survived. Aside from occasionally late or lame posts, my uniqueness is not usually obvious. I’m thankful for that.

My guys grew into great men despite their parents, so my history doesn’t concern me much anymore. The stories will be available soon enough.

Today my sites are set on What’s Next.

“…“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)


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26 responses to “Big Two

  1. You just Rock Bert!!!!!!
    Love you,
    The other Bert


  2. Roo!
    That’s Great and no turning back.
    Go ahead have no dilemmas.
    I appreciate the vigour and the endeavour.


  3. Woohoo! Happy anniversary, my friend! There’s plenty to celebrate in this post. And by the way, you have never written a lame post. Every single post I have read was informative, transparent (like this one), encouraging, and timely. Continue to allow the author and finisher to use you.

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  4. Happy, happy, Roo! Keep on being completed–and take us along for the journey!

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  5. Congrats, and many more. But hopefully you won’t have to come up with another move to get more writing inspiration!

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  6. Congratulations! I recently made the big 1, and that was huge for me. Glad you’re keeping with it!

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  7. Happy Anniversary💐💐💐💐

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  8. Happy Anniversary😁😁💐💐

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  9. Congratulations on your two years blogging. I love you just the way you are! ❤

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  10. Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  11. Dear Roo, 2 years of steadfast blogging is worthy of note. Congratulations. I am glad about your positive outlook towards life. We’ve all fallen short I’m life but grace he provides to sustain us
    Many more beautiful years ahead.

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  12. Happy Anniversary, Roo!!

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  13. Mysticalwriter

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary

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