Yes, she deleted her blog. She has her reasons, the same reasons I think we all have as bloggers. Being a slave to the comments, check. For fear for our children, check. I always pray about it though and end up chickening out. I don't think I'd ever delete my whole blog, not without printing it out anyway!!
I admire her for just doing it. Freeing herself from it. There is so much pride that comes with blogging, always checking for comments, for that self gratification that I am worthy or something. My next statement would be "I DO have real friends". Well, yes, but the problem is many of you have become my real friends. Friends who can email me for prayers, send twirly skirts to my children, friends who I can call and ask what they are planning for the upcoming feasts. Friends who I have names in common with, including my own. Friends who make me laugh and cry. Friends who I have met and would not have were it not for this blog. Friends to send Christmas cards to. I am happier. My blog is a part of me now. It's hopefully a place of "Jamieness" It's me. It's pink, it has my thoughts, my prayers. Hopefully people leave here feeling happy.
I think that is what Christine had too, a place of "Christineness" I know people left there usually feeling happy, she's pretty funny. She also is great at teaching the faith to all who go to her blog. I'm sure her blog helped at least one person come back to the faith, which makes her turning 40 blogging adventure SO worth it!! I know her and I have grown closer but the good thing, is I still get to see her. The sad thing is you don't. Everyone will miss you Christine. I support you, I love you, blessings my good friend!