Blogging

I have been wanting to write about my everyday experiences for months now. Getting this blog started was not the easiest thing for a non-techy guy like myself, and took me a lot of time with everything else that I’ve had going on. Early on, in my post accident months, I frequently brainstormed ways of sharing my story. Ideally I would write a book, but I’m an engineering student, I’m no writer. I was also told by people in hospitals to start journaling. It was early summer that I decided blogging would be my solution because it would be a nice compromise between the two. I feel like I owe it to my followers who have kept up with my mother’s Facebook page (Pray for Hunter) to start hearing from me personally. I feel like I owe it to the whole world, really. There have been countless amounts of people that have told me my family and I have served them with great inspiration, and have changed their lives. Through this past year, I have become closer to God than I already was, I am convinced people’s prayers from all over the world saved my life. There’s no logical reason for my survival, otherwise. He told me to share my story, and as far as I’m concerned, I owe him everything. No, I heard no voices from above telling me this. He told me through my pastor, Mike Slaughter, at Ginghamsburg church. On that Sunday in May I remember hearing Mike saying over and over to “make your mess your message”. If anybody’s life in that room was a mess at the time, it was mine. For weeks, all I could think about were those words. It wasn’t long before it became clear to me that God was telling me to share my story with others.

From the blogging information I have read over, and was taught from fellow blogger, Matt Wainscott, it is smart to state how many posts to expect each week. I am starting a new chapter in my life, returning to college, and classes start on Monday (8-26-13). I am not sure how much time I will have for the blog at first, but I think it is safe to commit to one post per week. So I will say that you can expect to hear from me once, maybe twice per week. All depending on how busy my week is. In the meantime you should check out my “About” page. Even if you’ve been following my story since the beginning, I guarantee you’ll learn a thing, or two.

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4 thoughts on “Blogging

  1. Jill Robbins Sizemore

    Read your blog for the first time. I’ve been following your mom’s page on Facebook. Your story is going to help so many people. Thank you for allowing us to have a glimpse of your world. I especially enjoy your candidness. Praying for continued health and growth.

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  2. Mrs. Mahaney

    If you write, you’re a writer, but when people are reading, you’re an author! I can’t wait to see (read) how you write the next chapter in your life. I love that you’re using the power of language and technology to share your message! May you continue to tell your story and reach your dreams.
    Best,
    Your High School English Teacher

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