Monday, March 5, 2012

Haters gonna hate

I checked my e-mail on my way out of church yesterday and found I had a new comment on this little blog on my "I'm growing twins in my neck" post from Anonymous.

Right then, I knew it was going to be a good one.

I won't dignify the gesture by putting the exact comment on here and I promptly deleted it, but basically it was someone saying that I am selfish and should think more about other people.

I was a little LOT perplexed by this comment for several reasons:

1)  That post is the first post I wrote about the nodules growing in my neck, how scared I was about potentially having cancer which, by the way, I DO, and asked for prayers.

2)  If I can't think about my own health, who will?

3)  It is MY blog, so obviously I am going to talk about myself.  It is a lifestyle blog where I can write whatever I want.  I never claimed it would be a blog devoted to philanthropy.

4)  Yeah... maybe I have been selfish for the last 6 months or so.  But I have been dealing with a pretty significant health problem, which not only resulted in surgery, but completely messes with your hormone levels throwing everything off, and involves oral chemotherapy, full body scans, life long monitoring, and frequent blood tests.  Pretty sure most people would agree that a little bit of selfishness is to be expected.  After all, it is MY LIFE I am trying to prolong and protect here.

Then I started thinking about all the ways I DO think about and help other people.  I am not going to say that I am Pollyanna or anything, but I do give my time, money, and energy to help other people.  I just don't brag about it and post it on my blog because I believe good works should be done for the glory of God and therefore shouldn't be bragged about.

Furthermore, if you don't have the lady balls to put your name next to a mean comment, you should probably keep it to yourself.

And while having someone call me selfish put me in a bad mood for approximately 3.78 seconds, I then realized that getting an anonymous hate comment is the milestone which makes you an official blogger.  So thank you, jerk head.  I feel welcomed into the world of blogging.  Please don't visit my blog again.


6 comments:

  1. I read your blog all the time, and I have NEver seen one selfish comment, if anything I think you are handling all this very well. Smile, have a good day!

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  2. I bet it was your cancer trying to get you to ignore it since it knew that it's days were numbered. :)

    -Mandy Guile

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    1. Haha!! That is the best! Thanks Mandy.

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  3. *its

    -Mandy again

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  4. You go girl! I just stumbled upon your blog and really liked the candid way you spoke about your fears and hopes. Don't stop. Thanks.

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