We interrupt your regularly scheduled funny kid post to mourn the loss of the SV Moms Group. It’s true. I had a post that was to go up today. It’s sweet. The Boss made my heart grow three sizes this weekend – just like the Grinch. It was glorious. It was the stuff of Norman Rockwell paintings. A warm spring night, a walk with the family, it was perfection.
But it can’t go up because I am truly heartsick over an email I received today informing me, and all the other SVmomsgroup writers that as of July 1st it will cease to be.
The reasons behind the decision are personal and well thought out. I know that this decision was not made lightly, I’ve the utmost respect for these women and while I am sad, respect their choice. I have been a member of this group for such a short time and yet it has had such a positive impact on my self esteem and my life.
Moving away from everyone I knew with a 10 week old baby and then everything we went through from the loss of TOTT’s job to the loss of my beloved cat to the loss of our home really knocked me for a loop. I felt as though I went from being on top of the world to being sucked down under the ground. The time before the baby was born and up until we moved was without a doubt the happiest time of my life. I was a working actor, married to a great man, and pregnant with my first baby at the same time as my sister while living a mile and a half from my best friend and God son. I actually told Mumsy at one point that I was sure I had died and gone to heaven because I was just so happy.
Anyway,Ohio was freezing and then TOTT’s business closed…blah blah blah. So sad. So depressed.
And just like that I started meeting people, other bloggers. The clouds started to lift. I found my footing a little bit more every day. I remembered who I was before the bad spell happened. I started to smile more, to become more involved, to reach out to other bloggers. In truth blogging brought me back to life. It helped me find who I was now, helped me come out the other side.
When Linsey asked me to join DCMetroMoms I was thrilled, I felt like it was a great pat on the back and a bit of a reward for crawling out of my sad little puppy shaped hole. Does that sound silly? I don’t care. I loved it, I loved meeting the other bloggers, I loved thinking of posts to write. I didn’t get to write many, and now I wish I had gone above the suggested submissions requirement.
I suppose you never know how what you send out into the world will affect someone. I can’t imagine Jill Asher, Linsey Krolik and everyone else at SVMoms knows how they helped me. But they did. And I can never thank them enough.