Thank you Malaree for putting a smile on my face with this pic!
Oh my goodness...when I hopped out of bed on Monday morning, little did I know how crazy of a week this was going to be. Little did I know that everyone was going to care so much about an opinion.
For the last two days my cohosts and I have had the "opportunity" to hear the opinions of many others. Some opinions were well stated. Some were condescending. And some were downright hurtful.
For those people who chose to take their voice to the internet and chose to hide behind their computers for the sole purpose of slamming me, wow. I hope that you take a long look at yourself in the mirror. Especially those of you who are parents. I was told I was going to be a bad mother. I was told my looks were gross (and I have no clue what that has to do with anything that was talked about). I was told I don't deserve to have a job. I was told I should be fired.
This is what I want those people to think about. Do you remember what it was like to be a first time parent? To be expecting your first child? I don't know about you, but I am riddled with anxiety daily. Every hour of the day I pray that I feel my baby kick so I know it is just alive. Every day I think oh my goodness, Michael and I will be in charge of someone else. And every day I am scared out of my mind. I pour over articles on the internet. I read what is happening to my body on a daily basis. Yes, I am also that expectant mom that calls the doctor in tears at two in the morning, because something just doesn't feel right and I swear something is wrong. Every morning I wake up and think will I ever be a good enough mom? And every day I am scared I won't be.
For someone who knows what that feels like, and to have the audacity to feed on that fear. Shame on you.
Now comes the thank you :)
I want to thank every person who has supported me. I want to thank the people who didn't support me but chose to debate with me in a respectful manner. Who had the respect to email me and give me their sides, but did not question my parenting or integrity.
Again though, I want to thank everyone who has supported me. I was reminded that despite a few bad eggs, we have AMAZING listeners! You guys TOOK THE TIME to show your support through texts, emails, phone calls, and comments on facebook. I hope you know how much it means to me.
As I was leaving work yesterday my boss said, I hope you don't let this ruin your weekend...and because of you guys- it won't. Thank you for the reminder that their are incredible people out there who care about people. And trust me, my husband thanks you. If it weren't for you guys, I most likely would have been a mess, and come home and taken it out on the poor guy!
So one more time- THANK YOU SO MUCH! I hope you know how much it is appreciated and that it did not go unnoticed. I do have the best listeners and friends ever! So from Katie, Michael and Baby Schurk a huge heartfelt THANK YOU! I wish there was more we could do to show you how much this has meant to us!