Yes, this Secret Santa is for you.
You know who you are.
Or maybe you don't.
Are you aware of what your blog does? Are you aware that reading about your life, whether it's your job or children or husband or just anything you're mulling over has become an important part of my day?
I try to let you know in comments just how much I appreciate what you do, but when time slips by too quickly, I have to settle for the satisfaction of knowing I was there, even if only for a second, even if only a quick hello by way of Google Reader.
I'm keeping up, even if my own blog is growing neglected as Sprite increasingly demands my time and attentions, I'm still here.
I'm proud of what you have accomplished. Even if your goal was thirty days of posting. I'm inspired by how far you've come, lifting yourself out of the mires of the unbloggable. I'm commiserating with you over the unobtainable. (At least for now.) I'm looking forward to the first photos of an anxiously awaited half-pint. I'm overjoyed by your family's recent arrival. (And absolutely love the name!)
I'm happy for your son's new beginning, and yours as well. I'm relishing the memories of getting to hug you for the first (and hopefully not the last) time. I'm continually encouraged to change my life and the way I live it based on your actions. I'm understanding the doldrums you face in staring at an un-updated blog.
I'm excited for the new job that your husband likes. I'm always humored by your stories of Mommy. I'm tempted to ditch my Kosher tendencies for a bit of Chorizo. I'm always up for a hike through your neck of the woods. And every time I see a set of Legos, I'm reminded of how much good they can really do.
I'm enchanted by your children's talent. I'm jealous (in a good way) of the time you get with your kids. I'm not surprised at the antics your family gets into. I'm hinting that you should update your blog more, but I'm also willing to settle for the times I get to see you. The same goes for you, but I'm also looking forward to our playdate tonight. (See you at dance class!)
I'm shocked at how much I can laugh (and cry) when reading your words about adversity. I'm in agreement with you on your observations. I'm happy you're back in the blogging world, even if on a semi-regular basis. I'm willing to read a post of yours any day, even the half-finished ones. I'm delighted for your new(ish) job that you actually LIKE. And I'm putting in an extra special prayer that a new job finds its way to you.
You found your way into my heart and for you, I'm always here.
Happy holidays to all my favorite bloggers, I send my Christmas wish out to the blogosphere that your season be merry and bright, and know that I'm thinking of you tonight.
(Not in a stalkerish way, of course.)
And here they are! The Secret Santa Spinners who care to share their love of blogs with you!
Make sure to visit with them and their favorites and spread some holiday cheer!