Well, it’s our first blogiversary today. The first anniversary is usually paper, right? That doesn’t seem appropriate . . . maybe a new button for your sidebar or something?
Though we had been flirting for several months, it was this week last year that I committed to you thanks to the constant badgering gentle encouragement of Daddypotamus. I think he was hoping to deflect my GMO rants away from himself, but whatever the reason I’m so glad he hooked us up.
In the past year we have tackled breastfeeding challenges, celebrated the birth stories of moms and babes around the world, posted controversial blogs and then regrets, learned to make nourishing meals in teeny-tiny blocks of time, made not-quite Augustinian confessions, outed me for being terrified of having children, pushed a baby out, changed my discipline style, and accidentally claimed my daughter was 1095 years old (the title has since been changed from sun to moon). All from the comfort of home. Through all of this you have taught me there is a cozy place in the world for just about anyone . . . even a quirky research toad like me.
Thanks to you, little blog, I have met the most amazing, passionate people. Moms (and non-moms – hi Megan!) who love breastfeeding, real food, gentle birth . . . and of course their kids (or future kids ;-)) I have connected in ways I didn’t even know were possible . . . email “pen pals”, interstate playdates, local readers turned real-life friends and everything in between.
Thank you for challenging me to become a better communicator, but most of all thanks again for introducing me to such an incredible community. They have literally changed my life. Yes, them. They are epic.
I could say so much more, but there is a certain little boy that is going to need my full, focused attention for the next 24 hours or so.
So that’s it.
Happy Blogiversary! MUAH!!!
Photo Credit: Clare & Anthony Got Married