Thank you.

November 6, 2013 — 7 Comments

31Secrets Collage

Well, friends, our 31 Days series is over… and in just 36 days! I’ll be honest; it is a pleasant surprise that we made it.

And now for something I’ve been wanting to say since, oh, about Day 3:


Many of you have reached out via comments, emails, twitter, paper airplane and the like to say some of these secrets resonated with you or – glory of glories! – maybe even freed you in some small way. That blows my mind. The idea that telling honest stories about my shortcomings and struggles and craziness can make even a few of you feel less alone in yours? I’m so grateful.

But did you know you’ve done the same for me? Exposing one’s soul on the interweb is easier said than done. Each and every comment, share, tweet or quiet thumbs up made me feel less alone, too. You need to know that about your comments. As soon as you nod your head or raise your hand or say “Me too”, the author exhales a little. Or a lot, depending on the day.

It’s no small thing to feel validated in the struggle, to find folks who help you laugh at yourself. It’s a big deal to know there are kindred spirits walking a path parallel to yours, dodging the same potholes and finding hope in unexpected places.

So, thank you. I’m so grateful for the last 31 (plus 5) days with you.

Also? I don’t feel like we’re quite done here. There will be no more posts in the series, at least not now, but I’d like for us to keep up this good thing we’ve got going. I think we have more to say to each other, more common ground to find.

What do you think?


7 responses to Thank you.

  1. Sounds good to me. I have loved this series. It’s definitly great to know that I’m not alone in this season of raising little ones.

  2. I’m happy to hear/read more will be coming! I have LOVED this series.

  3. Have loved this series…… touch the heart of me with your honesty and forthrightness! I agree that parenting is the hardest job I’ve ever had………but it’s also the best job I’ve ever had. I’m certain that I was not the best mother that I could have been – NOT EVEN CLOSE (and that makes me sad). Maybe that’s why God has given me grandchildren…….for just a little redemption of all the mistakes I made. But I know this….our children have been our greatest joy in life and from this end of things…… passed so very quickly……….

  4. Yes. Thank YOU. Seriously, showed that diagram to my for realsies therapist today and she emailed herself a copy.

  5. definitely one of my very favorite 31 days series. it was so easy to relate to and easy to read. thank you for sharing so openly! you’re a gem. :)

  6. I’m so impressed – I couldn’t have made it to 31 (except in years, because I did. In August).

    Loved every word. And I love how you love your kids, as crazy/tiring/aggravating as it might sometimes be. Whenever I’m a mama, I hope I’m a mama like you. xoxo

  7. I loved your series! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. :)

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