Monday, December 24, 2012

Thank You.

Home from our holiday, just in time to get Christmas morning party-times ready for the little ones. But before I finish wrapping presents, and eating Santa's biscuit, and ignoring the washing-up on my way to bed, I want to say thank you to this blogging community that I love so much. Thank you all for your support and friendship this year.

This year has been tough, perhaps our toughest yet, as I have struggled to cope with the demands of parenting three kids and keeping a household running. I have wobbled under the heavy backpack of motherhood, I have staggered, and I have lost my footing more than once. I have fallen in puddles, and my pants have fallen down, and I have made my snotty, ugly cry-face, and I have felt overwhelmed and exhausted and  panicky.

But I have also felt elation and incredible joy.  I have felt a deeper connection to humanity in all its forms - somehow, motherhood has bound me all to all mothers everywhere - and a sense of inching closer to the bravery of knowing myself,  warts and all.  I feel changed. I am locked to these kids and this man for my lifetime, and the massive, incredible, wondrous idea of this family of ours is at the centre of who I am.

One foot in front of the other, one snotty ugly cry-face at a time, we step into the future together.

Thank you for sharing this year with me.



  1. Oh that video made my night. Your baby is WALKING! My god, when did that happen?

    Merry Christmas. x

    1. Walking, running, sprinting in every direction...she is off. Love to you and your babies this Christmas V xx

  2. Hey Rachie,

    I hear ya sister...toughest year here too...for different reasons ...but the same...the hugeness of family! I also know what you mean by the changing... and the depth of knowing others n life in its wake.

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us...and for always being there to share in our journey too.

    Love and warm tuggles...

    Lis and Tildi xx

    ps. I be down to visit again soon xo

    1. Toughest year for you yet too Lis I think. A very good year to have old friends... See you soon xxx

  3. Thank YOU for sharing with us - and I love the video! Her enthusiasm is contagious!

    Happy holidays!


  4. And thank you for sharing your life with us - warts and all. I hope next year is an easier one for you.

    1. Thanks Lindy - I hope so too. I think it will be. Hope yours is a good one too. x

  5. Video is so cool. Wish you best luck for 2013. xo
    ~ Herman Swan

  6. I often read your blog thinking, "there but for the grace of God..." but next year I shall gracelessly follow in your formidable path. You are an inspiration and I can only hope that next year the universe, in its infinite wisdom, will reward you for all your services to motherhood and for the snotty ugly cry-faces of this year. Bx


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