Well it happened today: the blog hit 30,000 subscribers!
I am so excited and humbled and just grateful that you would care to read my words. So with all my heart, thank you.
I thought about what I could do for this post to commemorate it, and I’m not going to bore you with a list of “30 Things” or “A Walk Back in Time” or anything like that.
I mean, come on. Ain’t nobody got time for that. #snoozefest
But I will share something that happened to me last night that really sums up this blogging journey.
I’m in Ohio right now, staying with my brother and sister-in-law. And I say “sister-in-law,” but really she’s just my best friend, who just so happens to be married to my brother.
But anywho, I booked a job here, and so I got to hang out with them for a few days.
Well. Last night, after the shoot, my sis-in-law (SIL) invited me to a girls’ night with her and a few of her friends.
I know. Wednesday night. Middle of the week. Sometime’s you’ve just gotta flip your hair and do something a little irresponsible. #YOLO
Anyways, it was a really interesting mix of women. We had a 52 year old, a 40-something, a 30-something, a 30 year old, a 29 year old, and then me. In the group there were a couple mothers, a business owner, a teacher, a tennis wife, and then this sorry sack.
It was. so much. fun.
Seriously! We had representatives from four different decades, and three different life stages, and it couldn’t have been a better time.
SO much rosé….because…basic 🙂
After closing down the restaurant, literally…at midnight, we went back to this woman’s house. And we continued on with drinks and Drake and dancing and we even jumped in the pool with our clothes on.
But after the wildness quieted down a little bit, I found myself sitting with this woman on one of the pool chairs. It’s like 1:30 in the morning. I had been up at 5am for the shoot — I was tipsy and exhausted — but I rally and go hard.
Anywho, after talking for about 10 minutes, I found myself telling her my life story.
And not just the “radio-edit” version of my life story — you know, the one where I tell about my ulcerative colitis, but conveniently forget to mention my battle with anorexia. — Not that one. My whole life story. Warts and all.
She had kids that were starting high school, and wanted to know about this mystery book that she heard I was publishing from my SiL.
And I told her. Everything. Not a detail spared.
Two years ago, before I started this blog, I would have never had the courage to share my story, let alone bring up God in a conversation.
Before this blog, I had stuffed my story away in the dungeon and had vowed never to speak of it again. It was ugly. It was shameful. I felt it defined who I was: a dirty, rotten, deceitful former-anorexic that was a disgrace to her family.
But through this blog, I have come to reclaim my past. Reclaim my story. And see it for the beautiful restoration God has instilled in me.
My story is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a story of victory: His victory through me.
By the end of the conversation, we both were in tears. She told me how she had no idea that I had gone through such pain and struggles in my life. That meeting me at a dinner party, I just seemed to be the happy, care-free girl who had a bit of a mystery behind her smile.
There’s something really beautiful about opening up and being vulnerable with someone. Because the cool thing is, you never know how it is going to resonate with another person.
At the end of the night, as I was leaving, this woman pulled me aside and told me how much my story inspired her, and how she couldn’t wait for people to get ahold of my book.
Such a meaningful interaction with a woman, I probably would have never had the blessing of meeting otherwise. I mean, I’m not a soccer mom in Ohio. And yet, we connected, and it was beautiful.
So really, I have you to thank for allowing me an outlet to share my story. Because the more I share it, the more confident and courageous I can be about putting it out there.
You have accepted me. You have loved me. You have given me grace as I learn to do those things for myself.
So thank you, with all of my heart.
Have a great weekend.
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333 responses to “Mojitos & Milestones”
thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox
I LOVE me a strong, brave, story-teller who knows how much her truth, spoken out loud, or keyed onto the internet, will help the next one in line. Your milestone of 30,000 followers reflects that I’m not alone!
awww thank you so much!! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂 have a great night! Hugs and love xox
Since finding your blog, when I started last year, I’m always in awe. Congratulations on publishing your book. Must feel absolutely amazing. God is so good. Xxx
Oh my gosh thank you so much 🙂 I am so excited to share it with everyone! Hugs and love xox
Wow, such a huge accomplishment!!! Congratulates on your book as well. I pray your story will continue to bless and inspire.
God bless you 👑💜🙏🏾
aw thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. it seriously means so much 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Congrats my friend!
thanks so much Tabetha! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations on your success! I enjoy reading your words 🙂
thank you so much!!! you’re so kind to say that 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Sweet!! Congratulations on the milestone, but more importantly, on gaining the courage to share your story. Your story will, no doubt, touch the lives of countless people.
thank you so much Anni. What a kind thing to say. big hugs to you xox
thanks so much LaToya! have an awesome night! Hugs and love xox
YA! this sounds like such a fun evening 🙂 What a blessing 🙂 What part? ALL of it :):) Love and hugs 🙂 xoxo
hahah thanks Margaret:) yeah it was a super fun night with SiL! 🙂 she’s a great friend 🙂 Hugs and love xox
OH I can’t believe I forgot, well, yes I can, I seriously need to take notes! But congratulations on 30,000 readers. Oh my goodness 30,000! I don’t even feel like congratulations even covers it. Great accomplishment, among many accomplishments.
hahah thank you again 🙂 x
I just found your blog so I just started following you today! I’m glad I can be part of that 30,000 🙂 Congratulations!
oh my gosh Hazel. thank you so much! I’m glad you are too! Hugs and love xox
Many congrats!!! You have inspired us all though. Most of the time in my heart you feel like an adoptive daughter to me. You just share so much that one cannot help but love you.
I am proud of so many followers but at times when I see all the comments and the like, I wonder how you do it??? I told my husband, “If I had her blog I would go insane!” 🙂
I know you thank all of us, but we thank you also. You give to me, “the older generation,” hope for the future. My grandkids who are small will thank you and those like you one day. I worry so much about the nation they will live in. I want them to have the freedom I have enjoyed since 1954, and leaders who will inspire them and guide them in the right direction. Hopefully, that will somehow be you when I am gone. Again congrats, you know I love you, and how is your Mom? God Bless, SR P.S. Be sure and tell her I said, “Job well done”
Thank you so much SR! hahaha yeah it is definitely quite a job to respond and stay on top of it! i was literally down to the wire tonight! haha thanks so much for being such a great friend and supporter. and thanks for asking about my mom. she’s doing amazing. she’s a trooper! Hugs and love xox
First, congratulations on 30,000! Bazinga! Second, and most importantly, be darn proud of your story! It has made you the wonderful, beautiful, smart, talented, lively and inspirational woman you are today 🙂 xoxo
thanks so much Walt! oh gosh what a kind thing to say. thank you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
You’re welcome! It comes from my heart 🙂
i know it does 🙂 xox
Pastor, I’m not surprised by the number of people who read your blog. I started mine years ago and still only have one follower…that would be me! I’m not sure how I found your blog but from my first reading I was and am a person in your corner! Prayers for you and your family! Say hi to your Mom for me! Your readership will continue to grow as you do! Like you said about your confidence….with God’s Holy Spirit, you will become more confident and continue to touch hearts and lives in a way that only you can! Because there is no other you! You are younique, talented and beautiful and I love how your sense of humor finds places in your writings! Love n blessings!
Hey Rick! thank you so much 🙂 aw, what a kind thing to say. I am so grateful to have you in my corner. you’re an awesome friend and mentor 🙂 thank you for your continued prayers and generosity. know that you are in my prayers as well. Hugs and love xox
what’s your blog name??
Congratulations on the milestone! I know people say it’s not about numbers, but the way I look at it every number is a person….a real live individual. So it’s not 30,000 followers….it’s 30,000 real people you are reaching.
Prayerfully write, hit publish and let God give the increase.
Celebrating with you!!!
Thank you so much Helena! I really appreciate it 🙂 God is good 🙂 Hugs and love xox
thanks so much Corrie! Hugs and love xox
Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment! And you are right, you never know how your story will impact other people until you tell it. 🙂
thank you so much Katy 🙂 so true – we never know until we share it 🙂 Hugs and love xox
This is an awesome post!
thanks so much friend! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations!!!! Wish you more wonderful milestones. Much love.
thank you so much!! what a kind thing to say 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Full color! I wander bookstores when it’s too hot outside to sit elsewhere. I’ve saw the ED book rack and the covers are dark and not as inviting. This is great it will stand out in any section. I was reading old sermons late last night from Francis Atterbury. I saw Isaiah 60:22, “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.” It kind of stuck with me. It’s like what you did here.
Will your book be in electronic version? I’ve been meaning to get a real mailbox…I’ve been meaning to for seven years. Haha
Thanks so much Kenzie, yeah I wanted something bright and hopeful 🙂 wow, what a powerful verse, thank you for sharing it with me and for such generous words. Hugs and love xox
Aw. Thanks. Atterbury preached to the Queen. Oh, so is there a Kindle version? Or some other electronic uh, thingie? Oh, I guess I could wait for the actual announcement. I’m leaving this as a vote for an electronic version for us, travelers.
I’m not sure yet. As of right now, no…just a book book. But I’ll see what I can do 🙂
Rosé, is not basic. 🌞 It’s traditional and laborious. Most vineyards only have one day to crush the grapes and barrel. All done without oxygen so, when and where it’s poured is really where the flavor comes from. Unlike the others, that the grapes are pampered with orange groves and even, grazing cattle. Every vineyard has a gimmick but, Rosé grapes just enjoy the sun all year and then sit on a shelf waiting to be poured. They are the happy grape.
Worked all over Napa Valley, not in sales. Haha
If you make it to a farmer’s market try to find strawberry or peach wine in the next month or two. Similar to Ride
Rosé, but not the same. When I’d get done farming I’d bug the Sommelier they kind of know, everything wine.
Great post, Caralyn. You never know who God’s going to put into your life. He definitely works in mysterious ways. Keep up the good work. I’m looking forward to your book.
thank you so much 🙂 that’s so true – God put us at that same dinner table for a reason 🙂 Hugs and love xox
thank you so much!! hahaha love it:) Hugs and love xox
Awesome! Congratulations. So proud of you. Thanks for always stopping by my blog and supporting. I’m from Ohio too😊 Go Bucks! You are truly an inspiration!
aw thank you so much Ohio! 🙂 what a kind thing to say 🙂 Hugs and love xox
You deserve every single follower! You are a true inspiration to so many and you are CHANGING LIVES. xx
oh my gosh what an incredibly kind thing to say. Hugs and love xox
You’re most welcome x
Openning up helps on the grief journey too. Thank you for all your great posts.
that you for sharing that. you’re so right. glad you stopped by. Hugs and love xox
So, so happy for you!!! When you liked my blog, last year, when I first started, I saw the number of people following you. I had less than 5 or so followers at that time. And I felt, if someone like her, who has a gathering of people that love her writing, if someone like her, likes what I have to say, then I think God is showing me I can reach others too.
Again, I’m so happy for you. <3 I wish you the upmost best! Keep going strong girl!!!
thank you so much TR! aw, that’s so sweet of you to say. I love following your blog 🙂 Hugs and love xox
xoxox 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxox
I second this!! Having you follow my blog, even with a modest following, encourages me. Thank you!!! 🙂
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations that is a great milestone to reach! Blessings!
thank you so much! what a kind thing to say! Hugs and love xox
thanks so much Sean! Hugs and love xox
xoxo 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxo
Congratulations on the subscribers. Your story is a powerful and impactful one. So many including I can be helped by you sharing. Thanks!
thank you so much!! that really means a lot. Hugs and love xox
Congratulations!!! Continued success. You are very talented.
thank you so much!! i really appreciate your kind words. Hugs and love xox
How did you get so many subscribers? Any tips for someone like me with just 40? Haha. Seriously though good job!
Thanks so much! haha, I have no idea!! I’m just very grateful 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Wow! I noticed last week you were getting close. 30k before 30? Now that’s a milestone. I don’t know whether I am happy for you or envious. 😛
Either way, congratulations. 😀
And I have a feeling this is only the beginning for you. Soli Deo Gloria.
Thanks so much! haha you’re funny. thanks so much 🙂 Hugs and love xox
And with all those followers, you still take the time to reply to comments. That’s the best thing. 🙂 Sounds like an amazing night!
aw thanks 🙂 you’re so kind to say that. yeah it was definitely a fun night! so glad you stopped by 🙂 Hugs and love xox
You have so much to be proud of, your life is truly inspiring.
thanks so much friend 🙂 what a kind thing to say. Hugs and love xox
This was a beautiful story. Jesus has brought you a long way. You are beautiful inside out and this blog is really inspiring. Thanks for being brave enough to share what you went through. I pray you touch many lives with the truth…and inspire others to keep going on even through the dark times. God bless.
Thank you so much Brittania. gosh what kind and generous words. I really appreciate your prayers. you’re a great friend 🙂 Hugs and love xox
😀 Aww no problem (hugs)
xoxo 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxox
What an incredible milestone. Way to go! Maybe one day for me.
Thank you so much Tony! I really appreciate it. Hugs and love xox
Happy 30,000 followers. I am so glad that I “found” your blog, your honesty is beautiful. <3
Thanks so much Teri! I’m so glad our paths crossed too 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Congratulations Caralyn! It’s certainly been inspiring learning about your journey and look forward to reading more posts about your bright and successful future!
Gosh thanks so much Mark. What a kind thing to say. So glad our paths crossed! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations on the 30,000! Your words and your story are inspirational. Thank you for being so willing to share and help others.
Oh my gosh thank you with all my heart. What a beautiful affirmation. Hugs and love xox
You’re inspirational, and your sharing of yourself helps people-myself included- thank you!
Oh my gosh StephanieRae. Thank you so much for these beautiful words. I am humbled. Hugs and love xox
30,000! I’ve been keeping a watch for that number to turn! Congratulations and all for this HUGE accomplishment!
After picking myself up off the floor from you having told ALL to a complete unknown, well, all I can say is dagnabit, if I’m not more than just a little proud of you! After so much time talking to us from the shadows, you’ve grabbed yourself with both hands and owned it all! Now where is that party horn emoji??
So much symbolism lies in your article tonight! First you jump into the pool with both feet, and then you jump into the pool with both feet! And the water? Well, I’ll stretch it here and point out that this night sounds to me like your baptism back into the whole world. First you speak from the shadows. Then you give us a name and a face, but hope others who know you don’t find out, because of possible repercussions to family and friends.
By the pool side? Well, there she is in all her (damp) glory, owning every second of her amazing life!
Maybe that woman will need to use what you shared with her, God forbid! Maybe you’ll have saved another life or two! And yes, I said “another!”
So here’s to the Beauty who, BY GOD’S GRACE, slayed the ED Beast, evicted him from her soul, chewed him up, spit him out, and washed the taste out of her mouth with a nice rose’ at the pool side in a lounge chair under the light of the moon and stars that God lit up just for the occasion; a subtle spotlight for the star of one of His better “saves!”
Love, hugs, & laughter!
Aw Jeff, thank you friend 🙂 party horn indeed! And thank you for sharing in the excitement. Another awesome result of this blog was crossing paths with you!! 🙂 ps sorry for the delay in patreon. At my bros house bedtime is early and so I can’t record right now. I’ll have it up tomorrow after my flight gets in. Maybe I’ll even chat with the person next to me and have a story to share on there haha thank you friend. 🙂 hahah damp glory – that made me chuckle. Amen! God is so good and I will sing His praise from the mountains any chance I get because I am *alive!* hope you and Julie have some fun plans in store this weekend! Hugs and love (and laughter!) xox
Thank you for your kind words, You’ve been, and continue to be a blessing to me also. No worries about Patreon tonight! Have a safe flight and I pray you have a great seat mate to chat up! As always… Jeff
Thanks again Jeff. Goodnight!
Hugs! Love you, friend!!! Congratulations!!! 😄🎉🎊😄❤❤
Oh Tonya thank you so much my friend!! Love all the emojis! 🎀😁🎀
Congratulations Caralyn on passing 30,000 by now. The numbers will continue to soar, I am certain. The reasons for the increase to continue, I believe, is you speak the truth; you speak straight; you obviously care for people; you desire to help others; you share what you have lived, and the new improved life you are living.
Mostly, I believe the increase will be due to God’s Favour as He smiles upon you. His smiles are because you speak of God openly and freely, expressing your love for the Son of God, Jesus Christ, that He is the life changer, and He is needed by all, and available to all.
God’s Abundant Blessings Caralyn,
Luv and hugs 😀🌹❤️
George! Thank you friend! God is definitely good and has brought me out from the depths. For that I am forever grateful. So glad that I got a chance to meet you as a result of this journey! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations Caralyn!! I look forward to reading your book.
Aw thank you so much Terese 🙂 I really appreciate that. Hope you have a great night. Hugs and love xox
Wow!!!! That is fabulous!!! Good for you!
Thanks so much Dwight! I really appreciate it. Hugs and love xox
Heeeyyyyyyy! That is the book. I want a signed copy of, yes, one of those that was shipped to you. C’mon now Ana, don’t…the wait is PAINFULLLLL! Just tell me where to pay (paypal works or someplace else) so I can start reading. C’mon…..DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!…pleaseeeeeee!!! Oh…congrats on the 30,000 followers. May that tripple by this time, next year.
Thank you so much Ish’mael! Haha that’s the proof copy! The real deals are going to be ready soon!!! You’re so sweet. I am truly touched by your excitement. Thank you:) Hugs and love xox
You are welcome. But the wait though. Breath…Ish’…just breath. Many more blessings to you.
Hahaha ✨💛✨💛✨ and you!
Congrats to you! ♥ Enjoy every bit of this special moment for there are more to come! We are all very excited for you! 😉
Thanks so much Janie! I really appreciate your kind words. Hugs and love xox
Yay for 30K, a celebration in order. I have discovered as you have when we share our struggles and overcoming we are admired. People are so isolated in their afflictions and it’s a comfort to connect with one so open. Bless you Caralyn
Thanks so much friend! Gosh what a kind affirmation. You’re right – it’s good to be open 🙂 Hugs and love xox
love this! Sometimes it is hard to own our story, but in owning our story we control it and can inspire others! Bravo
Thank you so much! You’re so right – showing ourselves compassion is the hardest thing. Hugs and love xox
Love your energy, Refreshing! You make me long for my youth! And inspire me at the same time! Congrats on so many followers. Can certainly see why!
Oh what a kind thing to say! Thank you Anita! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Nessa! Hugs and love xox
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:10
Keep telling your story 🙂 and giving HIM the credit.
Thanks for sharing that verse, Linda. So beautiful. Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much friend! Hugs and love xox
Hi there Carolyn, that sounded like an amazing day and you found this amazing connection. That kind of thing is quite rare.
It’s a pleasure to follow you and be a small part of the following joining you on your.. I dunno. Ongoing voyage. ☺️ xox
Hi Simon! Yes!! It was such a fun day. Thanks for being a great friend! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations!! 🙂 Keep up the good work, you are an inspiration for so many!! 🙂 Thanx!!
Thanks Andy! What a kind thing to say! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much for sharing! I just finished a yearlong discipleship program in Israel and one of the biggest lessons I learned was share your story! What a blessing to hear how sharing yours in this blog is helping you share it elsewhere too. God is incredible! Keep trusting him and sharing what he has done for you!
Thank you so much Becca! Wow sounds like an incredible experience. So glad you were able to spend that time there. God is good! Hugs and love xox
A new friend has come to my place and she is a girl, Alexa by name, 16 years old, and she also suffers from anorexia – I have recommended to get in touch with you and maybe you can help or at least give some hints.
Here is her website:
All good wishes and thanks ahead 🙂
Oh thank you so much Didi, for passing this along. That just breaks my heart that she’s going through that battle. Hugs and love xox
Welcome, dear friend,
Yes, it must be really hard and surely, you understand it best.
Have a nice weekend
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations!! Thanks for being brave and sharing your story!
Thank you so much Tammy! I appreciate your kind words. Hugs and love xox
wow! well done and well deserved I am sure, great blog.
Thanks so much friend! Hugs and love xox
Pleasure is all mind. x
Win-win situation! You have benefited from writing the blog and your subscribers enjoy reading it!
Thanks so much LJ. What a kind thing to say! Hugs and love xox
First, congratulations on the follows! It’s so inspiring that you are connecting with so many people. I have to tell you how incredibly I think it is that it is easier for you to really own your story now and share the truth of your experiences and how it’s due to writing about it here. I am starting to experience that same thing just from the short time that I’ve been blogging, it’s opening me up and allowing me to feel comfortable being completely honest with people “IRL” as well, no longer hiding certain things. Cheers to you!
Thank you so much Tracie! I’m so glad that you’re experiencing the same 🙂 woo! Hugs and love xox
Congrats on 30,000 subscribers!
Thanks so much PJ! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations for this wonderful landmark.
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
I am continually amazed at the way the truth sets us free. Free from bondage, free in relationships to minister better, and so much more. Thank you for your courage to share the ugly parts of your life. It has encouraged me to do the same and I know God is using it to set others free as well. 🙂
Amen! The truth really does set us free. And wow what an incredibly kind thing to say. Big hugs to you, Katie! Xox
My blog here on WP hasn’t even made it to 100 followers. Of course, that’s a lot for a person that has been so unlikable in the past.
I remember times when I could not find a single person to listen to me. I finally figured out that I needed to change what I am saying.
You are saying things people need to hear, a real-life story of bondage gettting its butt kicked into eternity. No Hollywood theatrics, no BS, just a big dose of the real deal the way God can make it.
Telling your story to another person should never get old. It is the surest way to make a stranger and ally and true friend.
Thanks so much Mike. No matter the “numbers” God uses us in ways we don’t even know 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Congrats on your milestone – 30,000 wow! You are awesome. Thanks for all your reflections and thoughts, I have enjoyed sharing your journey and insights. Peace and blessings.
Thanks so much Richard! I really appreciate you sharing the journey with me! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations on reaching 30,000! So happy to hear you are able to use this journey to heal. God is amazing:)
Thanks so much friend! God really is amazing 🙂 have a beautiful weekend. Hugs and love xox
Hope you have a beautiful weekend as well 🙂 And thank you for that, it means more than you know right now.
Congratulations on 30,000 subscribers! I’ve said this before, but you are one of my biggest inspirations. Thinking of your blog, reading your posts – It keeps me going. It pushes me to be more Christ-like. It keeps me writing! You’re amazing. Thank you!!
Thanks so much Laura Beth! Oh my gosh I am seriously so touched by that. Thank you. I’m so glad that you’ve been enjoying my blog. Hope you have an awesome weekend! Sending you so much love! Xox
You’re so welcome. I hope you had a great weekend. Love and hugs!!
Quite the accomplishment and rightly deserved…congrats
Thanks so much Ash! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations Caralyn! You deserve it. So glad you made that wonderful connection- isn’t it amazing the way the Lord works? Thank you for always sharing your story so honestly- you inspire me!! Hope your weekend is wonderful 😊❤
Thanks so much Robyn! I really appreciate it. Yes! He is amazing 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Bravo! It’s a testament to your honest writing. Good job!
Thanks so much 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I love this.
Aw thanks so much 🙂 Hugs and love xox
God has a way of using our story for his glory 🙌 the more we talk about things the more we get set free, that shame just seems to come off little by little until one day.. it’s no longer there . *hugs* I can’t wait to read your book. Keep us updated. ❤️
Amen to that, Cristal! God uses everything for good! Thanks friend. Hugs and love xox
Congratulations! You’re story is very inspirational! I hope you see many more accomplishments, ahead! I absolutely love this post and I read it with tears in my eyes! Please, never change and continue to love the person you’ve become! 🙂
Thanks so much Courtney! Oh my gosh you are the sweetest. Thank you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Well, my husband doesn’t think I’m very sweet, but no thank YOU!! Your posts are very touching and I feel like they give a lot of people hope! 😁😁😁
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
I just wrote you a lot, but it was erased for some reason. I prophesy to you, you will be the head and not the tail. God has delivered you for this very reason. Don’t forget to give Jesus Christ all the glory and honor for your testimony. I know that you will continue to reach millions of people if you make sure to give the glory to whom it belongs, Jesus Christ. You can never overuse His name. Congratulations for being a faithful servant of the Most High God. He will bless your mess and make it your testimony. I feel God saying to you, Go preach my gospel to the nations… I will continue to give you boldness and authority. I will definitely deliver you from all anxiety and fear. Go forth in my power says the Lord strong and mighty. You are indeed blessed, my daughter. Watch this blessing I am about to pour out on you! Do you think you could show me how to get more traffic to my blog for the sake of Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom? I don’t know much about affiliates or advertising..? Let me speak this priestly blessing over your life: may the Lord bless you and keep you. May His countenance shine upon you and give you peace like a river.
Prophet Ryan Zombro
Oh no! I’m so sorry it was erased. Thank you for such generous words Ryan. I am humbled by your words. God is good and to Him be the glory. Hugs and love xox
How does Patreon work for you? I am trying to figure out how to get more traffic and some financial support, can you please give me some valuable information?
It’s great! Def check it out!
I can’t seem to figure it out. How do I get it connected to my WordPress account? I am a total newbie to these things, so I would appreciate all the advice you can spare? I need someone like you to help me get paid for my work, but I am clueless. I just want to write, not deal with the crazy technology.
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
I love you Caralyn! You’re Amazing! Congrats on hitting the BIG 30!!!!!!
Awww thank you so much Roshonda! 😁 Hugs and love xox
Congradulations Caralyn – you are an amazing woman and writer! 30K wow that’s an accomplishment – You must be doing something right! Keep on living life and sharing it through your posts and articles. Major Respect! and God Bless
oh my gosh thank you so much 🙂 I really appreciate such kind words. Hugs and love xox
WOW, 30K is huge, congrats. Really enjoyed the blog. Keep Going!!
oh gosh thank you so much 🙂 i really appreciate it, RAK! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations!! That’s awesome!
aw thanks so much Kristina! Hugs and love xox
This is such a blessing and a testament to your faith, as well as the fact that people really like reading what you have to say and what you went through . God bless you and keep walking by faith.
Thanks so much friend. That really means a lot. Hugs and love xox
Congratulations! I think the first post of yours which I read was about a wedding you had to go to and your initial concern about how people might respond to you because of your decision not to put on an act. I can’t remember when that was – it may have been 12-18 months ago.
The various posts that I’ve read recently show a completely different person. I see a confident and compassionate woman of influence and I admire you and what God has done in you, enabling you to walk as a victorious overcomer.
I love the graphic above about being God’s masterpiece and a work in progress. Hope you don’t mind me sharing this.
Once again my congratulations on your amazing achievement. 😃
Oh my gosh thank you so much for such kind words. I appreciate you joining me on the journey:) Hugs and love xox
Just wanted you to know, I think about you often 🙂 Thanks for always posting these great posts. I love that you had a chance to unwind and cut loose! It’s always fun finding friendships in the least expected places 😉
oh wow, that makes my heart feel so warm 🙂 thank you so much. I agree! fun friends are awesome! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Hugs to you too! 🤗
I thank God for your life and the “fighting” spirit. I am encouraged.
oh my gosh, Jimout. Thank you for such kind words. Hugs and love xox
Caralyn, thank you for visiting my blog, and congratulations on 30,000 subscribers. After all these years I think I have 30 ( haha). Your story has touched many hearts.
thank you so much! what a kind thing to say. And it doesn’t matter the “numbers”…sharing your story takes courage and I am definitely grateful for you and your blog 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Sorry, I can’t read all the comments but I’m glad you can. You give me hope and encouragement for my blog. 30K is an amazing feat. Congrats!
Thanks so much! That means a lot. Hugs and love xox
God Bless, You! You have found your true self in this life which can be a rare thing. You are a living testament to the power and Love of the Lord. There is not one person on earth, in the flesh, who has not been broken and flawed. It is because we overcome our addictions, challenges and false perceptions of who we are that we learn to fly. I congratulate you for your success and your walk which brought you to it. Always see yourself as God sees you and you will stay on the right path.
Thanks so much Phyllis! What an incredibly kind thing to say. God is so good. Amen. Hugs and love xox
When I looked at that first photo of you Caralyn, my heart filled with happiness. You look like you are having so much fun! I’ve had a very bad week, but you brought a genuine smile to my face today. Thank you, God bless you, have a lovely weekend.
I’m sorry to hear that you’re having a tough week. Hang in there. Glad this made you smile Rich. Hugs and love xox
Wow such an engaging read.. thanks for sharing. And massive congrats on your book!!!
Aw thanks Gome. 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Dear Carolyn, I agree with the woman. Your story is inspiring. I am glad that the more you share it your confidence and courage grows, to share it more.
By the way congratulations on hitting the 30,000 subscribers mark. I look forward to that on my blog.
Thanks so much Jenom! I really appreciate it 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Thank you for reading my post @abluebunny, AND on your tremendous accomplishments! Much joy and peace.
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Marianna! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations! That’s fantastic. Keep up the good writing.
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
THANKS SO MUCH FOR LIKING MY POST … I AM SO HONORED BY THAT … I LOVED YOURS AND WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON HITTING THAT 30,000 MARK … AWESOME JOB:-) Edwina
Aw thanks so much Edwina! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations! Keep it up.
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Really touching and inspiring post. http://www.diamondsheart.wordpress.com
Thanks so much. Hugs and love xox
Big time congrats, dear Caralyn.
Thanks so much Mitch! Hugs and love xox
Such an amazing milestone! Congrats and thank you for sharing so many aspects of yourself with us. I know some of your posts are hard to write as they are so emotionally raw. Thank you for reading my posts as well, the support is very much appreciated.
Thanks so much friend! Hugs and love xox
I’ll absolutely love you! I would like to grow my blog too. Maybe you could point me in the right direction.
Awww thanks Bill:) means a lot. Hugs and love xox
30,000 subscribers! What a great opportunity to project something positive through your blogs, something you do very well. Congratulations! I think you’d be surprised at the huge part of the human race that hurt in one way or another. It’s good for them to know they are not alone and opening up in the way you do would be a great encouragement to the majority of those who subscribe to you.
Thanks so much Ian! I really appreciate it. Hugs and love xox
Wow well done! 30,000 is quite an achievement! Xx
Thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox
Congrats and well done Caralyn, what a testimony of courage, you felt the pain and did it anyway. The spin off from your hard work and perseverance is a shining light blessing many others following behind. Blessings Nanny.
Thanks so much Nanny! I really appreciate your kind words. Hugs and love xox
That’s a good milestone!
… And so well written, and with clear and accurate perspective
Thanks so much David! I appreciate it! Hugs and love xox
… Yes, I agree with your positive declarations
Tbh you have one of the best write ups, i ever came across lately. 🎈
Oh my gosh!!! Thank you!! You just made my day 🙂 Hugs and love xox
So refreshing to hear the voice of a young person navigating this world, being authentic, covering the touchy subjects, and real about her faith. Can’t wait to read your book!
Thanks so much Stephanie! What a kind thing to say:) Hugs and love xox
I love this entry. This is also how I feel about blogging. It has allowed me to step into a better version of me, and express myself to be more vulnerable. Congratulations on your anorexia battle, and for your wonderful connection with the woman. Thank you for sharing
Aw thanks so much AK! I’m so glad you can relate 🙂 Hugs and love xox
I’m sure it all started with a step…good luck for the next 30,000…
Thanks so much Adedeji. Hugs and love xox
Your are welcome. I am hoping you do Guest Writing Coz I would like to write a Poetry for you.
Does that mean I should go ahead
Unfortunately I don’t allow guest blogs on BBB at this time. So sorry! But i would definitely be honored if you were to write something! 🙂
I am speechless…. I have no words.
Congrats.. you deserve it.👏👊
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
Aren’t we all a masterpiece and work in progress at the same time. Hope you had a good time with your brother and SIL? Did you?
Yes! It was a beautiful time 😁 Hugs and love xox
Congratulations Caralyn! Your openness, honesty and faith connect with many. You are an inspiration! xxx
Thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox
Congrats on the milestone! I just got started so thanks for stopping by. I’m new to your story but it sounds like an amazing journey. Looking forward to getting caught up and all God has in store for you!
Thanks so much!! Hugs and love xox
Wow, 30k congratulations!
God is working though you to spread the Gospel and bring joy to those who read your blog. No higher honor than to spread the beauty of God’s good news to everyone.
Thanks so much Joseph! Hugs and love xox
Congrats girl!!!! I wonder what that feels like ☺️
Thanks so much Sabrina! Hugs and love xox
That’s so amazing your blog has done so well. I’ve been doing this for a little while now, and well…. It’s doing well, but I wouldn’t say it’s doing that well. You should be proud of your accomplishment for sure. Praises all around for how well you’ve done.
oh gosh thank you so much! you’re touching people’s lives with your blog and that is so awesome 🙂 thanks so much xox
I know it’s not about the numbers but my numbers aren’t actually improving. I’m about the same place I was 8 months ago when I started. I pray I can continue to reach people.
keep writing. you never know the impact it’s having on someone’s life 🙂
I will. My associate pastor really enjoy’s my blog posts. He keeps me on the right track. Thank you for the feedback. Anytime is welcomed.
Congratulations but I’m not surprised. Your blog is fantastic, love it! Well done!
aw thanks so much Karen! that really means a lot. Hugs and love xox
This is truly amazing! Though I’ve just started out here, your words have this amazing inspirational and healing ability! Congratulations and blessings to you. Live happily ❤❤❤
thanks so much Aishwarya! i really appreciate it 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Thanks so much JT! Hugs and love xox
Hey, I know your name now… Caralyn, congrats on all those subscribers! We’ve all recognized the beauty and inspirational aspects of your blog. It sounds like this has been a catapult for growth and I imagine you’ll just keep getting stronger. Love and light to you.❤😎
aw thanks so much 🙂 gosh, i am seriously so touched by your kind words! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for reading my posts as well. 😁
I’m grateful to have stumbled across your blog! It’s truly been a blessing to me !
I’m so grateful that our paths crossed too, Sophie!! Very grateful for your friendship! Hugs and love xox
Congratulations on 30,000! 🙂 Best wishes for your book.
Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
The people moments I live for!!
Same here! 🙂 Hugs and love xox