|It's been quite a wild ride.|
I wrote this little post for The Mom Pledge's "Dear Mom" project. I felt pretty good about it, too. Like I'd written something that might actually reach out and connect with somebody.
And then the Huffington Post came a-callin'. And they republished that letter, and it actually did reach out and connect with somebody.
There is nothing quite like the thrill of an aspiring writer when they see their name on a real platform. My jaw dropped time after time, reading comments, getting texts from friends with updated share counts, getting alerts as people tweeted and talked about this thing I'd written.
My mom and dad and aunts and uncles, shooting around the screenshot of my kids on the front page of HuffPo Parents...
It was awesome for me, but the best part was how great other people said it was for them.
Strangers from the internet have tracked down my email address, sent me personal friend requests on Facebook, become subscribers to this blog... they reached back.
And I am so astounded by what has happened out there. The more people who read it, the more positivity I see. I haven't seen a lot of trolling, a lot of complains. As with everything you put out into the world, you worry what people will make of it. If they'll have nothing but criticism, if they'll have words of support.
It's been all goodness, all kindness. Moms telling me that they're crying at work, or laughing, or passing it along to their moms.
It warms my heart.
So thank you, all of you, for reading and for caring and for sharing. Thank you for heading over here and finding out what I'm all about. Thanks for all of the incredibly kind words.
Thank you so much. <3 p="">3>