Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Although this is normally my Lazy Sunday post, I decided that what better day to give my last week of thanks than on the day that inspired it all! When I think about how much my life has changed since Stella was born, I think back to all of the things that have helped me along the way to being a haute mom. I have given thanks to my friends, my family, and to the roof I have over my head. As I look at all that I have, there is one more group of people that I would like to thank.
I am thankful for my fellow mommies. By fellow mommies I mean my other mommy friends old and new and I also mean all of you out there who I have never met. Some of the kindest words and notes of support have come through on this blog, from others that I do not know. I look forward to seeing many of your comments and your supportive cheering from the sidelines. It often overwhelms me how many of you are faithful readers and have become mentors to me through a simple thing as a blog. I have made wonderful contacts with many of you even though you are on the East Coast, and some as far as Canada!
When I started this blog, so many of you stepped forward and have blessed me by giving me awards, and featuring me on your own blogs. With something that started off simply as a journal of my experiences, I found the best support through strangers where the only link we have is blogging and mommyhood. The power of being a mommy never fails to amaze me, and the network of bloggers has done the same.
I dedicate this post to all of you, whether I know you or not, who have unselfishly given me five minutes of your time to write words of encouragement. I especially thank all of you who visit me regularly and who make me smile when I see a comment from you on one of my posts. You have provided support and made me laugh during the hardest of times, and continue to do so. Know that you have touched the life of a stranger all the way in sunny California just for reaching out. For this I am thankful.