Yes, I mean YOU.
Because even though I may not know you face to face (though so many of you, I do and I'm so super thankful for that!) I consider you to be real friends. (Not imaginary ones, as Toben sometimes refers to friends I haven't actually met in real life and might walk past in the store.)
Isn't the internet amazing?
Thank you is much too small to say in response to your kind comments and prayers yesterday. Knowing I'm not the only one who struggles in motherhood--because you took the time to tell me so--helps me persevere. Thank you for your encouragement, your perspective, your me toos.
Yesterday was a much better day.
Looking back to the other day, there's wasn't one thing that stood out to set the whole thing off. It was just the accumulation of many days and many small things. The straw that broke the camel's back.
Let's keep short accounts as we move into the new year. Let's determine to deal with things while they're still small, before many such small things have time to accumulate and get overwhelming. Let's decide to begin 2011 with a clean slate, with a truly fresh start. Let's let God teach us and mold us and change us to be more like Jesus this next year so that when a year from today comes we can look back to today, rather than just looking around and thinking, Yep, I'm still stuck here.
Let's not wait until some perfect day in the future to live the lives we dream of having. Let's just do the thing.
You with me?