To my surprise I had an email this morning from the person who left the comment yesterday. She is someone I know from a private board, and she wanted to let me know it was her, and to apologize.
In my not-so-perfectness, I’ve said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I either didn’t mean, or regretted it later, so I totally understood. She took something from one of my posts in a way it was not intended, and let her emotions get the best of her. Boy have I been there, many a time. In fact that was part of what my Perfect Parent post was about. I KNOW I’ve come across as a bit of a know-it-all bitch in the past. Why shouldn’t I? My first child was easy, obviously due to my perfect parenting, right? *snort*. It took me having my second and most difficult and challenged child to realize how little I really knew. These days I don’t even pretend to have the answers, because truth be told I’m just barely scraping along most days. My son has taught me a lot of things, amongst them to have more compassion for other moms, because chances are they are probably doing the same- getting along as best they know how.
So there we go, mystery solved, and my faith in humanity is restored just a little bit. We all make mistakes, and it takes a big person to come forward and admit it. She is someone I admired before, and someone I have even more admiration for now. Thank you.