I am so honored to once again be a part of this list of Top 100 Mom Blogs 2012.
Sitting among the other writers on this list, I feel like I am in a theater that is echoing with laughter and cries and cleverness, and I am taking it all in. The women around me. The ones I'm closest to and the writers way up in the balcony who I've long admired. The ladies whose stories and voice I know so well it is like we've always been just across the aisle from each other. The writers whose work is new to me and those who I recognize and want to know better. The ones I've just heard about. The people in the audience we all look to or are the most recognized.
Last year, I was excited to be placed right in the middle at #51. This year, I have moved up a few rows. But what astounds me and makes me feel a little like Halle Berry lip-smacked by surprise on stage is being honored with third among those in the confessional category -- good Lord, what great company to be in.
All these stories poured out and raised up and sent out with eyes closed and fingers crossed --well, this is a lovely recognition of all that. If I could give a speech (and well, since I pay for this space, I guess I can), I'd say a gracious thank you to Babble and to the people who read this crazy thing and to the women around me who inspire me with every single post to be better than I am. And, of course, to the wonderful souls who let me tell their stories, I feel lucky to write your words among my own.