You are welcome here

"You are welcome" written in rainbow.It feels wrong to talk about me right now, so I won’t.  Instead, let’s talk about you.

You are welcome here.

If you don’t feel right in the gender you were given at birth, you are welcome here.

If you love those of all sexes or those of none, you are welcome here.

If you love many people or just one, you are welcome here.

If you’re not sure who you are, you are welcome here.

If you are scared, or lonely, or just need a space to be you, you are welcome here.

I can’t guarantee that I’ll always say things right, or that you’ll always be interested in what’s going on in my head, or that we’ll always agree, but I can guarantee one thing:

You are welcome here.

Holy blog stats, Batman!

Wow!  Yesterday’s post is bringing an unprecedented level of traffic to my little ol’ blog.  To those of you who shared it on social media: thank you.  I’m honored.  I’m also honored by the number of positive responses I’ve received—it seems I struck a chord with a lot of mothers.  We are not alone!

If you’re a new visitor to my site and are poking around because things look interesting: welcome!  Drop me a line about yourself in the comments; I love to hear from new people.  You can follow my blog via WordPress, or through the “subscribe by email” link in the menu on the right (or bottom if you’re on a mobile device).  I’m also on Twitter.

OK, that’s three exclamation points in two paragraphs, which is a lot even for me.  Time to spend the rest of Little Boy’s nap time knitting. 🙂