When I entered the wonderful world of blogging, one of my goals was to "virtually" meet other Moms out there who were just like me or at least leading similar lives and hopefully develop friendships with a few. I've read many blogs by many amazing women over the past three months. Each time I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support these women provide for each other, via positive comments, recommended follow-up sites and offered prayers. Whether the topic is dealing with the severe illness of a child, a change in economic status, the death of a child or parent, the choice whether to get a new pet, or something as simple as a story about the cute/crazy thing their child did that day, the support has ALWAYS been positive.
Yesterday was one of those "meh" kind of days for me. Oh so many things were rubbing me the wrong way and the least little thing set me off into a tizzy or a fit of tears. "Well", I decided, "I might as well check my e-mail and see if I've got any good blogs waiting for me". Luckily I did.
I was very pleased to see that one of my favorite bloggers, Scary Mommy, had uploaded a new post. I loved the post (as usual) and actually could relate, as Big E. and I are debating whether or not to get a dog for our family of four (a huge life changing decision). I read the post and ALL of the comments that followed. All but one comment was supportive. In fact, it was down right mean! Really? REALLY? Ugh! Talk about kicking someone when they were down!
As you might have guessed, that one nasty comment did NOT sit well with me. Already in a bitchy mood, I wanted to reach through the computer and smack this one person upside the head! REALLY? I mean, REALLY??? If only there were an interactive slap buttons on our computers!
But then it happened... I personally witnessed the true, loving and supportive sisterhood of bloggers in full force! While very few acknowledged the hatefulness and defended Jill and her painful choice (which I commend), the rest ignored it and gave the evilness no credit. They just continued on with their love and support for Jill. Heartwarming is the best way to describe how I felt at that moment; it literally had me in tears. Right then and there my mighty revelation was revealed.
While there can be detractors, this here Blogosphere is a pretty good place to hang out. So I think I will just have to maintain my little piece of the real estate here and enjoy the company of the great gals out there who really know what is important... the sisterhood!
P.S. Thanks to Jill, we've decided to get an rescue dog. But, after reading her posts, we're skipping the puppy phase. Thanks again Jill for putting yourself out there. You and your writings about Lucky are definitely appreciated. Rock on Scary Mommy!