I got a lot of great comments to my last post. You guys made some interesting points and gave me plenty of food for thought. I've been thinking about it all week.
I was really struck by the fact that many of you have found it a positive tool for communication. A post may open up discussions, sometimes even before the post is written. It can also give the HoH a chance to point out a view that you might not have considered.
Willie's comment about me always portraying Steve in a rational light, even when his actions were difficult for me, prompted me to go back and reread every post I've written here. I have always made an effort to be fair in my writing about him, but I wanted to be sure. Sometimes it was difficult because I was very upset with him, but from going back and reading, it appears I succeeded.
After a lot of thought and soul-searching, I made my decision. I was going to give him my blessing to read here, but on a trial basis to see if I could still write freely without his voice in my head. I waited until we had some time when we could talk without interruptions and I brought up the subject.
It turns out my worries were over nothing. In fact, there was a completely different intention than I thought when he made the comment. He was not asking if I was okay with him reading what I write, although he did say if I wanted him to read, he would make the time to do it.
Instead his comment stemmed from his concern over me. As most of you know, I hit a rough patch a while back. I'm getting better now, but Steve has been very worried about me. Since he knows that one of my ways of working through things is coming here to write and getting feedback from this wonderful community, he was just curious if I was doing that. When I admitted that I hadn't been doing a lot of blogging lately, he encouraged me to start writing again.
I know that he's not big on reading blogs, even if it is mine, so I'm not going to ask him to read all my posts. But since there are times when him reading here would help us, I will make more of an effort to invite him to read specific posts when it's an issue of me finding it easier to write the words than say them.