The year is coming to an end and I am starting to get philosophical. It has been a wonderful year and I have met so many amazing people.
To every single person who has ever left a comment or emailed, thank you. You continue to give me support and inspiration when it is needed.
Neptune. Thank you for being right along side me for so many of the standout moments of the year. Thank you for your inspiring blog, your encouraging words. Thank you for knowing and understanding.
Kate. Thank you for agreeing to meet with me in person. At the time it felt like such a risk. Thank you for putting up with me in person and my somewhat kookiness. I love the way you think and your ideas are always the best. You are without doubt the strongest person I have ever met.
Meghan. You make me a better person and a better parent. Your calmness and guiding words have had such an impact on me. Your Montessori knowledge is second to none.
Sara. Thank you for being you. You are possibly the most driven and passionate Montessorian I know. You inspire me to do more and to be more.
Charlotte. Thank you for your warm and caring nature and for sharing your parenting expertise. I have loved getting to know you.
Christine. I haven't told you before but your simple messages and words of support are powerful. You give me faith in myself.
Carrie. Thank you for your wisdom. Anyone involved in preparing a Montessori environment knows the details count. Thank you for helping me get the details right.
April. Thank you for your simple, perfect words. Thank you for at times translating Montessori. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for bringing beauty into my home and life.
Thank you to the families who shared their homes and lives. Charlene, I hope you are well. Rachel, I have loved connecting with you and send my best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy and for birth of your Rosebud. Cathy you have helped me so many ways. Thank you. I wish you all the best for your new endeavor. Thank you to Milena, who initially was unknown to me but crossed the difficult language barrier to share her story.
Thank you to the people and companies who supported the Christmas 2011 Giveaways; Angela from Classic Baby, Amy and Steve from Montessori Child, Meg from At Home with Montessori and Carrie and Shane from Beginning Montessori.
Thank you Steph for inviting me over to MPMK.
To those expecting little ones in the new year, including Charissa, I wish you the very best.
To my little sister Shannon, thank you for listening.
To the many mothers I have connected with, in so many ways, over so many topics, thank you. To each and every reader, thank you for your company. I hope we can continue to share and come together again in 2012.
Please stay safe and have happy holidays.