Life Without Baby

Filling the silence in the motherhood discussion

Whiny Wednesday: Love January 26, 2011

Anyone who knows me in the real world will tell you that, in person, I am not a gusher.  I’m an enthusiastic sort when the occasion calls for it, but I’m not one for public shows of excessive affection. If I don’t tell you “I love you,” don’t assume I don’t care; it’s not a phrase I toss around lightly and if I say it, I mean it.


Like I say, I’m not big on public affection, either physical or verbal.


So, I’m not going to tell you, dear readers, that I love you, because I’ve never even met most of you, and “love” just isn’t the right word. What I will tell you though, is how very much I appreciate you and how glad I am that you are in my life.


I have been sitting here reading the comments you’ve left on some recent posts and I am touched by your incredible generosity in sharing your hearts with me and with other readers. I am in awe of how you reach out to one another – to people you’ve never even met – and offer words of kindness and encouragement. It is the most wonderful and inspiring thing to watch, and seeing it restores my (sometimes flagging) faith in the human race.


As I said, I’m not a gusher, but today I felt the need to gush a little.


It is Whiny Wednesday, of course, and even though I don’t personally have anything to whine about today, I hope that my mellow mood won’t deter you from letting rip, should you need to. Whine on!


2 Responses to “Whiny Wednesday: Love”

  1. Sue Says:

    I’m not in a particular mood to whine today either. I did however want to stop by and say “thank you.” Thank you for being a wonderful resource for so many of us who were feeling so lost to turn to. *gush* *gush* 🙂 Today, because of you, I was able to not just say “I’m sorry” to someone who is dealing with the effects of infertility. Today I was able to tell them that I had some helpful and supportive resources (books and websites) that have really helped me if they would like.

  2. lmanterfield Says:

    Sue, I am so pleased to hear this. And thank you. I love that we have a community of women here who are willing and able to step out and help each other. I hope your friend finds that support somewhere, even if not here. Giant hugs to you.

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