The other night I happened to be looking at my blog and I noticed a comment on a post that I had not yet read. It was an ugly comment. This has happened a few times before, but this one pulled at my mama heart strings. I hate that I even feel the need to talk about it, but this is my space & I am going to.
I started this blog 7 years ago as a newlywed in a new city. We were not close to any of our family or friends & this is how I shared our life with them. Along the way I found a little niche of other mamas who blogged and it became a community for me. Almost like a sisterhood. We have shared joys, trials, and heartbreak with one another. It's an amazing little community & we rally around one another even though many of us have never met in person. Ben laughs when so many of our Christmas cards come from people he has never even seen. But I know them! I consider so many of my "friends who live in the internet" to be real, close friends.
But, let me make one thing clear: I blog for myself as a way to keep up with our life & for our families and friends to keep up with us. I blog about real life: the good, the bad, & sometimes even the ugly. If you have a problem with me, I am more than happy to have a respectful adult conversation. However, hateful comments --especially aimed at our children -- will not be tolerated. This is not a place to tear down my family & those comments will not be published. End of story.
I hate that this is even a post, but I just couldn't let it go unnoticed. Thank you to those who have always been kind & encouraging...if I could give each of you a fist bump I would! I'll end with a picture, just because they are cute!