A to Z Challenge: Big Theme Reveal

[For the bloggers that want to skip the A-to-Z Challenge explanation and get right to the good stuff, my Big Reveal is just below the “Read More” button]

The first day of April is a day for fools, which is very appropriate considering it also is the day I start the “A to Z Challenge”. The challenge is just that, a challenge, and one that may make a fool out of me.


What is the “A to Z Challenge“? 

It’s a blog challenge within a community of approximately 2,000 bloggers, where we will publish a blog everyday in April (except Sundays) with each day’s blog being associated with a letter in the alphabet. April 1st is the letter “A”, and the second is letter “B”, and so on.

Most of us will have a constant theme for the month. Some may have the theme of politics, or food, or God, or, or, or, or.

As explained on a-to-zchallenge:

To provide an example:  My “A” topic in the first year’s challenge was a debate using April Fool’s Day.   In 2011 my “B” topic was Blog Boggled–a regular feature on my blog.    For the letter “C” one could use candy or cake and post a recipe.    D could inspire a post about the letter grade “D” as you might receive on a test in school.   Maybe F could be represented by FE, the symbol for iron.


Today is the day that we reveal to our readers, and the other bloggers that have accepted the challenge, what our month long THEME will be.

Admittedly, I struggled with a theme idea. I mean, it’s hard enough finding ideas for one post, let alone 26 posts on the same subject… daunting to say the least.

Then it came to me like a big glorious beacon of light, ready to cast away the shadows of doubt!

Now, I am excited!

I actually cannot wait to write these posts, because at the end it can be made into a book for someone that fills my life with joy. This person makes my heart swell to uncomfortably new levels with abundant love, smiles, and giggles.

You will understand in a moment.

My Theme for the A-to-Z Challenge is….  (Drum roll):





Letters to My Daughter


Some post’s will be passed down wisdom. Some posts will be funny, or endearing stories that I want her to know about. Some will be about her mom (aka my hot wife). Some will be about me. Some will be about her.

All of them will be for her.

When April has passed, a few quick clicks will take place with the posts becoming one and she will have a book of love from her dad.

For that reason, I could not be more excited to complete this challenge.


I’m anxiously awaiting the labor of love that will be the A-to-Z Challenge, and I hope that you will join me on the journey starting April 1st.

Thank you for reading!

Joshua Lemon



26 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: Big Theme Reveal

    1. Gail, thanks for nominating me! I will accept, but earnestly have no idea when I will complete the challenge/award. The #AtoZchallenge is already kicking my behind with time constraints. I really appreciate your kind words on your Liebster award post. Thank you!

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  1. That is such a sweet theme! It will be great for your daughter to have this in the future! This is my first year participating, but maybe next year I will steal your theme ;). I will be checking back in April to see some of your posts! Good luck! Cassie from Mommy, RN

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I hope you do steal my theme next year. The more I think about it, I hope every parent steals this theme. Even if each parent could write one letter to their child a week for a year, then their child would have 50+ pages of love, lessons, funny stories, etc. to cherish forever. I hope you have a blast with your challenge. I’ll be checking it out.

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      1. Thanks. I did sign my daughter up for an email address, just for a good place to store all the letters I do write her. I try to write her every year at least, most of the times more, especially when she does something I want her to remember or I think of a good life lesson. Then when she gets older I will give her the password. I also gave family members the email so they can write her too. Maybe you can start this too. It is a great way to keep track of all the letters and let your family participate!

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        1. Cassie, I have heard of this before, and thought it was a fantastic idea. It was before I became a father. I am sure deep in my subconscious, I remembered this, and that’s how it became my theme. I think what you are doing is so incredible and special. Let’s just hope the internet sticks around! Thanks for the suggestion, and reading the post.
          BTW, I really like your site. My wife is a RN. You do really compassionate work, which I admire.

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          1. Yeah, by the time our kids are old enough to need or want an email address the internet is bound to be obsolete! Glad you like my site and thank you!

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  2. That is a very meaningful and cool way to use the A-Z. You and your family will both cherish these letters long after this A-Z, and many others are over! All the very best for a successful challenge.

    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

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    1. Thank you so much, Nilanjana! Life can take unexpected turns, and can be very short, but this can live on for her. She will always have words of love. I’ve just read and enjoyed your first A-Z Challenge post, and love your poem. I look forward to reading more!


  3. I wish there was a LOVE button instead of LIKE. This is fantastic! As a family historian I wish everyone would do this for their kids. Your daughter will so appreciate this one day.

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    1. Thanks Gail! That means a lot. My words to her will last longer than I do, and in those moments of questioning my daughter can always know how much I love her. I think being a family historian is incredibly intriguing. I love learning about people’s lives and their histories. So many untapped stories out there.
      Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks Patricia! I’ve got my topics a-z lined out, but when I went to write A I realized that I had no clue what age I am writing to. 5 year old? 13 old? Over 18? If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. I’d love any suggestions if you want to give them. Thanks again!


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