All week I’ve been thinking that today, January 28th, was the anniversary of the day I started this blog, but just now I realized it was actually January 20th. So this post is a week late, but I’m celebrating the 4th anniversary of my blog today anyway.
I began this blog to create to a place where writing by women about motherhood would be taken seriously as literature. I wanted to promote the wonderful books and essays and poems being written by writers who are also mothers. And I wanted a place to talk about craft and teaching and the hectic nature of mothering and living and trying to get words on the page.
And I’ll admit to anyone who asks (and even those who don’t) that starting Mother Words has been one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done. I’m now part of a huge virtual community and I’ve connected with writers I never would have known if it weren’t for this blog. My small, often lonely writer’s world has expanded beyond what I imagined was possible. And I’ve made friends, close friends, who live across the globe.
I’m so grateful for all of you, for your words and stories, for your wonderful writing and encouraging words. Thank you for being out there, reading and commenting and writing and living. Today I’m celebrating you!