four-minute friday: 1000

Go. I realized today that this is my... drum roll please... 1,000th post!

I can't believe I've been at it for this long. 5 years of blogging. 1000 posts. And someone (many someones, really) actually shows up to read it. I will never cease to be amazed.

That, to me, is the significance of the number. Not 1000 posts of my words, but 1000 posts of yours. Because what makes The Grit what it is, isn't what I have to say. It's what goes on in the comments.

Encouragement. Prayer. Friendship. Family. Love. Laughter.

I am so grateful that you are here. That you come, however often that may be, and cozy up on our big ol' Glorious couch. You listen to my threadbare heart (and even my ridiculous confessions), and you share your heart in return. Joys. Griefs. Struggles. Victories. All poured out over hot frothy beverages and fleece blankets. (Or you know, through laptop screens and keyboards. Whatever.)

You have made this sacred space feel like home.

Comfortable. Warm. Welcoming. Safe.

And I can only hope you've found as much solace, healing, and strength here as I have.

Happy 1000, friends!