I had no idea what was going to happen after my post yesterday. I was terrified to write it. Terrified to post it. And terrified to get any comments.
I am humbled.
This blog got more hits yesterday than I’ve ever seen in one day; more than double what I typically see on a posting-day. The post itself got more comments (and long ones) than I’ve ever received. My phone beeped and rang constantly as my personal email and text inboxes were filled with messages.
And you know what?
They weren’t mean or hateful comments like I kind of expected. They were warm and encouraging and heartfelt from people who have experienced similar feelings, or just from other mothers who could simply relate. I must admit I cried through most of them just because I was so touched that so many friends and strangers would reach out to help me. To offer advice. To comfort. To tell stories. To give encouragement.
Needless to say I didn’t get too far away from a Kleenex box yesterday!
But today is a new day and I feel refreshed. I feel loved. And I feel excited to move forward. I am so grateful that I put myself out there like I did…as terrifying as it was…because it’s all of you that have helped me move past this. So much further than I ever thought was possible.
Thank you so much for reaching out to me and sharing your thoughts, experiences and stories. They’ve helped me more than you can ever imagine and I’ll forever be grateful.
I know this isn’t the last time I’ll feel lost, scared or confused about this whole motherhood thing…but I promise next week we’ll be on to lighter topics!