Thank you

Yesterday I wrote about a sudden, ultimately positive but jarring change.

This morning, sitting here perusing blogs at a coffee shop, I’m overwhelmed by words of love and support shared between bloggers here and elsewhere.

Change is afoot. As I saw yesterday, and the evening before, not everything is changing. You all will still be here writing, reading, and cheering others on. You will be tending to this lovely community, a kind not envisioned thirty years ago but no less powerful for its newness.

Thank you for reading. 

Thank you for reaching out.

Thank you for commenting, whether to question (kindly!), share your experiences, or offer support.

Thank you for being you, and for being you here–on my blog, and in the blogosphere.

I hear you, and I am grateful for you.

With your words, I feel like that's exactly what you're doing. Without lechery, naturally! ;)

I feel like this is exactly what you’re doing with your words. Without lechery, naturally! 😉

  1. Gede Prama
    February 22, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Thank you my friend, I am proud to be able to read the writing on your article!

  2. February 22, 2014 at 11:03 am

    🙂 Thank you for sharing with us! I hope all is well

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:11 am

      Thank you! Despite the initial shock, I would say . . . that which is not well is greatly overshadowed by that which is. ♥

  3. February 22, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    People are very generous Deborah. It is always something that surprises me and it is encouraging to know that. Have a beautiful Sunday lie in.B

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

      I see examples of people being unkind, but then I saw that focusing on those things–as I was long wont to do–concealed from me the many kindnesses also being worked. Now I’m mindful of both the good and the bad, and to celebrate the good in hopes of being part of its proliferation.

  4. February 22, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I hope you and the peanut are doing well. I’m sending hugs and healthy energy your way! xo

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:13 am

      Thank you! It’s strange to stop running, but . . . not bad. This morning especially filled my heart with joy. ♥

  5. February 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Productivity is a great thing in a family and because of it you will find your groove. There’s nothing unproductive about having a baby and raising children with love. I’ve done it for 25 years on a very, very small and unpredictable budget. Best wishes always.

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

      There’s nothing unproductive about having a baby and raising children with love.
      YES! So true! This particular form of productivity, worked with love, has profound impacts on the world to come.

      Thank you so much for your well wishes.

  6. February 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Heart-warming, generous, truly an inspiration. Blogging friendship is both precious and priceless. Have a great week ahead.

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:17 am

      It really is! Yesterday I met up with some girlfriends I made while in law school. Three were made through a small blog I had more than a decade ago. The fourth was made through school forums. I know some still questions whether blog friendships are “real,” but to me, there is nothing distinguishing them from any other real friendship. Good hearts are good hearts, and that doesn’t change because they initially meet through written word instead of for coffee.

  7. February 23, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I feel like that is exactly what you need so if my arms could reach that far that is exactly what I would do… I would do your dishes, sweep your floor or make your bed if that is what you needed also. But given I am here and you are there, well I will just do this <3.

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Your words . . . your words especially always leave me feeling as if I have been enveloped in a hug. I am grateful for this gift of yours, and your willingness to use it freely. Much love. ♥

  8. February 23, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Congrats on the perfect little pumpkin. Who needs predictable when you have adorable?

    • February 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Well put! I might just have to put that in my wallet for when I get to feeling that itch for predictability. Yes, it’s nice, but it’s not the nicest thing. 😉

  9. February 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I consider online friendships equally valuable as ‘offline’ friendships. You’re a keeper, Deborah. Your vulnerability and gracious heart make me come back for more!

    • February 26, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Each brings something invaluable to life, and I am grateful for them all. I’m so excited every time I see you’ve posted something. I know I’ll feel more connected to this world after reading than before, same as with today’s post. It’s amazing how much feeling you can evoke with a few words. I’m so glad for your own beautiful heart laid bare, which adds brilliance and depth to my own world.

  10. February 25, 2014 at 11:14 am


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