Dear reader, Louise left a comment on the previous post informing me today marks five years since I started Tollipop.
Thank goodness there are competent people in this world who make note of such things!
I'm so glad she told me. I've been taking a moment to think, to reflect on why I started this blog, how it was conceived as a place to find comfort as I grieved the loss of my mother, how it has been a quiet spot to visit when I'm feeling lonely, how it's been a bit silly at times, how it's provided a moment to linger over the beauty I see around me, how it's given me a way to listen to words and hear how beautiful they sound when they come together as I feel them in my heart.
Your presence has made this experience manifestly more meaningful. Often you leave comments which help me see more clearly what I was trying to say. Often you say such kind things, sometimes motherly, sometimes sisterly, sometimes like a dear friend. You say things which make me smile. You say things which make me laugh. You say things which make me think.
Thank you for coming and sharing this space with me.
I hope you are having a wonderful day. xo