Oh, Haaaappeee Anniversary!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Well, friends, we made it. Today marks ONE YEAR of Ms. Mary Mack.

(Wait, where’s the confetti? I thought I ordered the Blogger Confetti Deluxe package. Hmmph ...)

It’s been an utter delight hanging out with you, talking as we walk along this parenthood path. If I had to boil it all down to one thing that I’ve learned, the one thing I now know for sure, well, I would lose that game. I couldn’t name just one. Each post, each photo, each link, each story … all important, all part of an education. One that I hope we shared in, leaning on each other for answers.

This year of blogging also meant another year watching this magnificent boy—my son—grow, learn, laugh, live. And that experience leaves me clutching my full, warm heart every single day.

I love this kid. I love being his mother. He makes me laugh—that honest, middle of your spirit laugh. He brings me joy, a rich and sweet brand of happiness that you wish you could bottle and stash away for those grayer days.

My son has shown me that patience truly is an extension of kindness. And living this particular life has taught me that sometimes the most loving thing you can do is listen.

Ms. Mary Mack is all about celebrating motherhood. I’ve said it here before: Being a parent is a tough job, but you got this. You’re doing it right, friend. Believe that.

So I’m sharing this blogiversary with you folks. Thank you for reading, commenting and encouraging me to keep this thing in drive.

This is me, sprinkling a bit of confetti in your direction because, let’s be honest, don’t we all kind of deserve it?

Take us home, Fred …

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    Congratulations! And congrats also on being a balanced, non-hyperbolic, real, questioning, rational voice in the mommy-blogosphere that seems to crave drama and snickering behind its virtual hand at others’ blunders and choices.

    I hope the CT trip sucks so bad that you decide to stay in town. Wait, no I don’t. I hope it goes well so that you are excited about a move that you probably have to make. Well, more the former, but some of the latter.

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      Thanks for the kind words about the blog! It means something when folks like you take time to write comments.

      As for the move, it’s a done deal. We like Montclair (although still adjusting and missing Brooklyn), but CT will be where we hang our hats come summer. So…luck or no luck, that’s our deal.