This post is not intended to warrant any comments or response; it is merely a post that I feel is very necessary in light of Monday's events.
Each of us who has a blog has it for a different purpose. I have made no secret about my purpose from day one-- my blog is for me to write about the things I see, experience, and learn while living in this new place that I choose to call home.
Some of my posts are inconsequential in the grand scheme of things because most people will not get as excited as I do about the way that windmill looks with the sun setting behind it.
Some of my posts are meant to be funny because that is the way that I can poke fun at the things in Denmark that I may not like all that much, but that I am trying to get used to like the size of the tiny refrigerators here or that I have to really want Ben & Jerry's badly to pay 10 bucks for it.
Some of my posts are meant to be lightly educational as I discover things like the differences in the school system here as compared to the school system in the United States.
And finally some of my posts are meant to give my opinions on things that I learn about Danish politics, culture, food, holidays, etc. My opinions are not expressed as the gospel truth or as a way to convince others to see things my way. They are merely that, my opinion based on my own personal research and based on the in-depth discussions I have with my husband who has been a Dane.......well, pretty much all his life.
Some blog writers post things that are designed to incite arguments and emotions which is fine if that is the intention of the writer. However, that is not my intention. When I share my opinion about things it is so that my mom, and my sister, and others who know me best can hear about what is happening in DK and read how it affects me.... I have never made my thoughts a proclamation of right and wrong.
If I read a blog that I find offensive, I close the page.
If I read a blog that posts something I do not agree with, I close the page.
If I read a blog that writes about something awful or negative, I usually find a way to leave a comment that is meant to shine a positive light on whatever the awful thing was....maybe as a way to encourage the person that shared it that day. Sometimes it works; sometimes it does not.
My blog is called Mads and Kelli.... a little bit of Texas in Denmark. And it is just that. The story of the two of us and our life each day as we try to keep a little bit of Texas alive and kicking in the lovely country that I choose to call my home now. If this is not the kind of blog you want to read, that is totally ok. I write my blog for me, not for you. (ok, I write it for my mom, too!)
However if you would like to hear more about how a 30-something American views things (both big and small) in her home in Denmark, I invite you to stick around and see what happens next. You will either leave, scratching your chin in wonder, nodding your head thoughtfully, cracking up laughing, or saying "awwwww" because I do happen to have the cutest dog on the planet and I am married to the hottest Viking this side of the Mason Dixon line. :o)
Either way, I will continue to write because I am quite sure that the story of Mads and Kelli has only just begun.....
(I should have posted this at 11:11 since today is 11/11.... could have been my own treaty proclamation....lol)