Do you know what makes me infinitely happy? AMAZING FRIENDS...not just the ones who are next door or in my ward, but the ones who I can feel even though I can't talk to you or see you right now.
It's a good thing I wrote yesterday's post early in the afternoon, because the day unraveled quickly after that. Activity Days, Jubilee practice, 2 birthday parties, forgotten swimsuits, unbearable heat and humidity, impromptu teenagers coming over to play and eat instead of move things. The kids have all lost interest in this move since their rooms are now mostly finished. Unfortunately there are still lots of boring things and heavy things and things that none of us know what to do with that still need to be moved, and two more days until RELIEF comes home from Scout Camp. (I can't decide whether I want to be amazing and have this all finished before he gets home, or if I want to just stop now, take the kids to the pool, and save the rest for him.) I'm exhausted and unbalanced and ready to just live there already.
But then, in the mornings, when I take a minute to have a decent breakfast and check this blog, I notice that a handful of people have visited since I've been gone. Everyday there are people reading this. Some of you comment and some of you don't. Some come back everyday and some only visit once. Either way, I love it! It lifts me and encourages me to do something good during the day so that I have something to say later that night.
Several weeks ago, I happened to notice that the number of people who have read this blog was over 10,000! That's unbelievable. I had no idea in November when I started this, that anyone would find it, or like it, or keep coming back to read it, but 7 months and 10,000 visits later, I'm so grateful everyday that at least a few people have. I'm grateful for my small handful of friends and family who come regularly and leave sweet little notes for me. I can feel you there everyday, and I love all of you so much...even the ones who don't ever comment.
Thank you so much for still maintaining an undeniable connection with me even though miles and years and circumstances have separated some of us. Thank you so much for keeping me afloat during weeks like this when I feel like I'm swimming upstream all by myself. Thank you for reminding me that I'm never by myself or forgotten. Thank you for reminding me that even on the crappiest days, there is always, ALWAYS something to be grateful for. If I could, I would throw my arms around you and tell you in person how much I LOVE YOU!