Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A View From The Outside Looking In...

Since launching the Our Bodacious Dog Mom Life blog, I've had countless people come forth and express their gratitude, personal opinions, and everything between. I adore the feedback. Emails. Private messages. Sharing posts and photos on my personal Facebook wall and the Our Bodacious Dog Mom Life Facebook page. Yes, that includes the constructive criticism as well. It keeps me on my toes. As a writer, that's how I learn and hone up on my skills.

A couple of days ago, I received an email from a wonderful woman who is a Work at Home Mom of both human and furry kids. She reaches out every now and then. After a brief rundown of the happenings on her end, she made a few comments about this blog that hit me like a ton of bricks. In a good way.

"Being a Work at Home Mom of both human and furry kids isn't easy. It's not pretty. Sure, we have those occasional days when things go as planned, but most times, that doesn't happen. I know you don't have human kids, but that doesn't mean we don't have common ground. Your 5 kids have fur, but that doesn't make you any less of a Mom.

What I admire the most about your blog is that you share everything. The great days. The not so great days. The messy stuff. Candid photos. Although I'm not a fan of injury photos, I admired your recent post where you took a photo of your hand and the puddles of blood on the floor

Overall, if I had to paint a picture of what your blog depicts, it would be someone standing on the front porch, peeking into the window, looking in. But, not in a creepy way. 

A view from the outside looking in is the most realistic whether it's what you write or the photos you post. I can relate to this. Over the Christmas holiday, I took my youngest human child to get their photo taken with Santa. It was a disaster. She cried. But, I purchased the photo and framed it. Because, well, that's life.

I appreciate your candidness. I appreciate your willingness to let the public behind the curtain and get that view from the outside looking in.

I hope all of this makes sense."

It did make sense.

I needed this.

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