When I started blogging in 2008, it was a way to tell funny stories about my kids. I had no idea that six and a half years later I would be virtually surrounded by so many friends.
I’ve never been great at keeping friends in real life. I like to make friends. I like to be around people. But I’m not good at the keeping. I think it is because the busyness of life catches up with me, and I find it hard to make time to be a good friend. Which makes me kind of sad.
But online friends are different. They are here for me around the clock. All I need is a laptop or phone and I’m instantly connected to my support network. And they are connected to me.
We share each other’s lives. New babies, parents who move away, selling our homes, divorce, kid problems… You name it. We are here for one another.
The hard part is that we can’t always be there in person. We are separated by miles and oceans. Some days it is hard to not be able to lend a hand to help or offer a shoulder to cry on. Some days you just wish you could be there. And on those days you can reach out in other ways.
Recently, Shari’s Berries reached out to a group of us mom bloggers and asked us to spread some joy to our friends. I was so excited. So many people ran through my mind, but then I settled on my friend Kir, who blogs at The Kir Corner and tells great stories at Kirsten A Piccini. I love her. I don’t know if we bonded over our infertility struggles or over our love for telling a good story, but bonded we did. I’m so proud to call her my friend.
I couldn’t wait for her to get her special mother’s day treats delivered, and I was so happy that she loved them. I hope that she felt like she was getting a hug from me when they arrived.
Thank you to Shari’s Berries for helping us Happy Mamas send some love to our online, real-life blogging friends. They can help you too! Check out their wonderful assortment of delicious goodies and choose something for the special women in your life who help you find joy on your mothering journey. You can also check out the Shari’s Berries blog (it’s really good!) for fun and inspiring gifting ideas for every occasion and follow them on Instagram (@SharisBerries) and Pinterest (@SharisBerries) to enjoy lots and lots of mouth watering photos!
Photo credit to Elaine and Kir.