Mamas. I cannot tell you how much your words of love and support have meant to both Mike and me. We are simply overwhelmed with gratitude.
It's funny, once I published the article, I felt the weight of the last two weeks lift a bit. And as we read through your thoughts - supportive, funny, tearful - the strangest thing happened: I started to cry. For the first time in two weeks I felt unburdened enough to cry. Sometimes when you get into fight mode, you don't let your guard down, you know? So thank you all for taking the time to lift me up so that I could break down. I needed it.
This feeling of...connectedness is, without a doubt, my favorite part of blogging. Reader Surina said it so eloquently in one of the comments:
As you move through this experience now, all I can hope is that our comments here, though small in gesture, in some tiny way, let you know that you are not alone, and that you are cared for and matter so much to us all.
Throwing huge hugs, strength, love, and courage out into the universe to fill the spaces between us.
We are not alone, are we? None of us are. So right back at you, Mamas: Love and hope and gratitude...filling the spaces between us.
So much love,