I guess I’ve had a lot to say.
It’s hard for me to put into words how I feel about writing this blog (and yes, I recognize the irony in that statement) but you should all know that it is a labor of love.
I don’t feel like I write this blog alone.
I feel very strongly that you are all in this with me, and I appreciate it more than you know.
I wanted to take a quick moment to thank a few people.
First of all, thank you to every single person who reads the blog and keeps coming back for more.
If I’ve made you smile, made you think “Yes! Me too!,” made you consider things from a new perspective, then I feel like I’ve done what I’ve set out to do.
Next, thank you to the people who take the time to comment.
I know that leaving comments on blogs isn’t for everyone, but please know that each and every comment that is left on this blog is so appreciated. I love the feedback, I love the interaction.
My top commenters (according to my blog stats) are Krista, from thismummaslife, Helen, from myliladventures, and my friends, Jeff, Heather, Carla, Debbie, and Mary Ann.
So, huge thanks to them and everyone else who has ever commented, even if only once!
I want to thank my friends Heather and Jen who act as my Think Tank when I’m stuck for an idea for a contest or an idea for a post. They never fail to come up with something, and always make me smile.
I need to thank my friend, Tara, who gives me frequent reality checks when I’m feeling defeated or “less than.”
Thanks to my sister-in-law, Alicia, who has supported the blog since day one and who has shared many posts of mine on her own blog, which is always good for publicity.
Thank you, of course, to Kim, Erin and Michaela, who consistently give me guidance, support, and unwavering, unconditional love and loyalty.
Thanks to my parents who read my blog every day and have always been my biggest fans.
And, of course, thank you to the monkeys for providing me with 1,000 posts worth of material and for being the most awesome little monkeys on the face of the earth.
Finally, a thank you to Real Man.
My heart, my soul, my best friend. Without him, the rest of this really doesn’t even matter.
And now…on to the contest.
The prize is a $25 iTunes gift card and all you have to do is leave a comment below saying that you want to enter.
No captions to create, no numbers to guess.
Just leave a comment saying you are in!
I’ll use the random number generator to pick the winner and will announce the winner in my Five Question Friday post, so all entries must be in by Thursday at 8 pm.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you…I hope I can keep you entertained for 1,000 more!