Thursday, January 16, 2014

One Year Later

One year ago, I made a really scary decision.

I hit "publish."

Actually, that's not true.  One year and one week ago I hit "publish."  That was January 10.  I had this crazy idea to start a blog and write a post about four little words a stranger said to me in Meijer just before Christmas and I hit "publish" and words I had written were out there on the Internet.

But not really.

Nobody really knew it was there, knew to look for it, knew where to find.  It took me about 3 days, and I shared that first blog post with my mom.  And then my sister.  And they both said lots of nice things, which I figured was their duty as my mom and my sister, but they also encouraged me to share it with others.  So I did.

But it took me a week.

It took me an entire week to work up the nerve to actually share that first blog post, to put it out there and let someone else read it.  I was terrified.  But then you came.  And you clicked.  And you read.  And you commented and you "liked" and you "shared."  And then it wasn't quite so scary any more.

I came to find out there were other moms...and dads...who had felt what I had felt, been where I had been, lived what I had lived, and connected with what I had written that day.  They had needed to hear those four little words...You're a Good Mom...just as badly as I had.  They needed to be reminded they were good enough, strong enough, worthy enough to take on the huge role that is parenthood.  They needed to know they were not alone.

And then I felt not quite so alone.

For that, and so much more, I say thank you.

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

Thank you for reading.  Thank you for following.  Thank you for commenting and "liking" and "sharing."  It means more to me than any of you will ever, ever know.

It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since that first post.  What an incredible, amazing journey it has been!  I am so very thankful for all of you that have come along on this journey with me.  

One later, now more than ever, please hear and take these words to heart...You Are a Good Mom.

In celebration of this "blog-iversary," would you consider sharing your "You're a Good Mom" moment?  Share a time when you most needed to be reminded that You're a Good Mom, a time when truly felt like a Good Mom, or even just encouraging words for others to read to remind them that they are a Good Mom.  I would LOVE to hear from you!  Feel free to comment below on the blog or on Facebook.  Thanks!


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  1. Carrie, you have done an incredible thing here with your stories and voice of encouragement reminding us that despite what we may be thinking at any one moment, we are Good Moms and our kids know that and are testament to its veracity day in and day out. Thank you.

    1. I can't say "thank you" enough for your faithful following, Lynda, and your encouraging comments!!

  2. While I do not have kids of my own, your blog has made me notice more about other moms. I even offered my own "you're a good mom" whisper to a young lady who was about to cry at Gap when her child wouldnt stop running around the displays. Thanks for opening my eyes!

    1. Lindsay, I guarantee you made that Mom's day at The Gap!! Thanks so much for leaving a comment, and for helping Moms everywhere. :)


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