Thank you to everyone who has shared kind words with me after my latest post about my mom. Each one made me tear up a little bit…good tears, as opposed to the sloppy, nose-running, blotchy-faced, sleeve-mucking business that sometimes happens to some people but not me. Ever. Mostly.
I haven't been able to keep up with this blog very much in the last several months due to having a job I love and a family I pretty much like well enough. But I'm very grateful that I have this space, for those moments when I need to write something down. Writing, as many people have said, is a solitary activity. But reading -- and commenting and sharing -- those things create community, or show you one was there all along. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading and responding.
I'm grateful for you all.