That being said I have to say I am so thankful for each and every single comment that graced the page of I Love You More Than Carrots and every single tweet and re-tweet that ping'd on Twitter yesterday.
Your comments were refreshing, re-energizing and a true testament to how incredible the blogging world (and ILYMTC Loyals) truly is.
I felt compelled to write that post because I fully understand the stigma behind a mother's wish for a "break," a "respite" and a "reprieve." Although that woman's ill and untrue words stung me, I wanted to share them with you and other mothers out there, knowing that there were times when they, too, felt like failures for needing to step back and take a breather from their mothering.
I'm no expert. I'm only a girl who was once a nurse who became a wife who has been trying her hardest to be the best mother she can be since July 30th, 2010.
Back in 2008, I set out to write this blog to share my story. My struggles. My praises. My highest highs and my lowest lows, all while maintaining some sense of grace and muttering the occasional f-bomb.
I hate giving attention to the negativity that finds its way onto the pages of ILYMTC as it's much easier to address that than the immense outpouring of love, support and laughs that is seen so much more regularly around these parts.
So for all of that? The positivity, the shared stories, the laughs and the encouragement?
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.