Monday, August 6, 2012

BlogHer 2012

I'm back from BlogHer in New York City. Thanks for your prayers and positive thoughts! I'm tired today, and I miss my roommate and all the other lovely ladies already. Let me tell you it was SUCH a gift to be able to look people in the eye and thank them for caring about our lives, our son, our story.

I've decided BlogHer is a lot like getting frisky with my husband:

I kind of dread it.

It takes a while to get into it.

I'm really glad I did it.


37 comments:

suzyq said...

It must have been amazing Anna - because although I feel we bloggers are all connected - there's nothing like meeting someone you already care for..............
Hugs,
Suzan

Debbie said...

Hahaha! What a great analogy!!!

ST said...

You always know how to crack me up! Glad you had fun! :)

Christy said...

Oh I'm SO glad you made it! You sure have a way with words, Anna. xo

A Speckled Trout said...

I'm kind of shy so that seems like a big step to take. I'm glad you made it happen.

Gina said...

So glad you went!!!!!! Awwww....poor tim......I am sure you are worth the wait.... ;)

spedhead said...

HA!!! Love the husband analogy. So glad you have a great time.

Michele W. said...

You made me laugh so hard, and I think you may have spoken the thoughts of every wife and mom! This is my first time commenting, but I so adore your blog and look forward to every word you write!
All the best to you -- Michele

Anne said...

Anna,
So glad you had a great time!Always fun to meet other bloggers!You are always in our hearts and prayers.
xx
Anne

Scary Mommy said...

I wish we'd had longer, but was so glad to be able to se you. I think of you so, so much.

The Empress said...

Oh my gosh what a genius comparison.

Yes, absolutely:

and not only that? But the second time is better than the first.

i am so happy I was able to finally hug you and feel you and have you know how much you mean to me.

That was so wonderful, Anna, so wonderful.

xo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so glad you did it and met so many great people! :)

Gigi said...

That was the perfect analogy! So glad you went. So glad you had a good time. One of these days (as I ALWAYS seem to be saying lately) I will get to one of these conferences.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

The best analogy EVER!
Glad you had a great time :)

the mama bird diaries said...

You crack me up. I loved seeing you. xo

Jami said...

BEST analogy ever!! Thank you for the smile today:)

Stephanie said...

I love this post, Short sweet and to the point. Very funny! I went to your "roomates" post and I wanted to let you know that you look amazing and beautiful in those pictures. Thank you so much for sharing you life. We all appreciate you and your family.

Stephanie

OSMA said...

Wishing I got to see you in NY too but very happy your trip went so well.

Great analogy, btw. In both situations I hide under the covers most of the time.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Love that last description. I am so glad it was a good experinece for you! xo Diana

Loukia said...

I didn't see you long enough, I didn't hug you long enough, and I wish we had some more time so I could truly talk to you and tell you what an amazing person and mother you are and how deeply your story and your son have touched my life, and everything else I wanted to say to you. xoxoxo

Lisa said...

Glad to hear you had a great time. Loved the analogy!!

Sharon said...

Love you Anna!

Vodka Mom said...

Being able to see you, hug you and laugh with you was worth ALL the hassle.


:-)


xoxox

Steph said...

Thanks for the laugh! You are adorable.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm having Anna withdrawal. Let's get a hotel room and pretend we're in a college dorm room more often. I'll bring the late night grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches!

xoxo

Meredith Self said...

hahahahhaha! love you!

Mariah said...

That is so funny!

Lady Jennie said...

What an analogy - you make me laugh! :-)

Anonymous said...

It's good to see your beautiful smile. Glad you had a good time.

Susan said...

Good for you for going!! And the analogy cracked.me.up

PeachPrenni said...

Meeting you was THE HIGHLIGHT of my trip!!! I am soooo glad you were there. It would not have been the trip that it was for me without your presence. I love your analogy, but since this was my first Blog'Her, I was truly skipping the whole way there! And now I have post-trip letdown. :( There's always Chicago...

xo
Annie

Nicole Yontz said...

Meeting you was a bit of a highlight for me. And then having you come and find ME was, wow. Now if I could have just kept from weeping. I was a hormonal mess. This is my only excuse. Thank you for not thinking i'm crazy. Well, crazier. :) Please keep in touch!
Nicole Yontz
The Better Half Blogs

Headless Mom said...

Love your analogy... and pretty accurate! ;-)

I'm so sad I missed you this year because all I want to do is give you a real, honest to goodness, REAL HUG. Instead of the virtual kind, while helpful in it's own way, is never the same.

Any chance of you going to a conference next year?

Cynthia said...

Hahaha! !!!! I am laughing out loud!!! I love u so much!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You made me laugh. Glad you were able to go.

Atta Girl Amy said...

Out of all the times I've read your blog, and all the posts that have touched me profoundly, this is the first one I've commented on.

Why?

Because I can relate to that frisky analogy.

In the past, I have been a reader, a lurker, awash with empathy, but feeling guilty for grieving (in my own small way) along with you in your loss.

Thank you for being such a real voice of motherhood.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, my goodness. That is one of the funniest analogies I have ever read. So happy you went! Would love to go sometime.