I am so thankful for all of the friends I have out there - the ones who've left comments about Carter's possible colic/refux and suggestions of what's worked for them, the one's who sent personal emails of sympathy and the one's in MOMS Club who have helped me out tremendously with many often emailing to check-in and offering a break. It's been uplifting to feel the support. I don't know what I would have done without it all.
When I first started blogging, I never thought I would have found so many friends around the world. I just wrote (and still write) about our life, nothing of much interest to anyone else, but something of a record our family could have of our experiences and feelings growing up. Little did I know that I would be part of a network of other moms living similar lives and helping one another out. I love it.
I'm also extremely lucky that I belong to the MOMS Club chapter that I do. Not to brag, but we really do have an amazing group of moms and our chapter functions well, offering moms the support they need. Our playgroups are well attended, the babysitting co-op is popular, there are other parts of the club that are fun and give us an opportunity to use our brains for something other than changing diapers (cooking club, book club) and life-long friendships have been made doing so. I've have friends who give their shoulders to cry on, friends who understand the trials of motherhood and friends who are quick to help with anything I would need - bringing meals over, spur of the moment playdates for the kids on boring days, house cleaning while I was sick, taking care of Logan while we were in the hospital having Carter, the list goes on.
Yesterday I had many hands helping me with Logan while Carter was fussing at our meeting. Today we hosted playgroup and knowing how difficult it is for us to be on time to playgroup, we would undoubtedly still be in our pajamas. I gave everyone the heads up and offered to have a pajama playgroup. Everyone had a great time playing in their footie pajamas and one of the moms made vegan cinnamon buns (a lot of us nursing moms can't have dairy and she knew that Logan couldn't have egg. She was thoughtful enough to make something that everyone could eat). Our little pajama party was a great way to start the day.
Between the two, blogging and MOMS Club, I'm thankful beyond words.