I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you what you all mean to me. I’ll warn you, it may sound cheesy and sappy but it is truly how I feel about this community and it’s members. The past twenty one months have been amazing…Life changing even. I have only met a small percentage of you in person but I feel as though you are all my sisters. Twenty one months ago I was frustrated and wondering how I was going to make it through another hot, humid summer alone. Then suddenly I wasn’t alone anymore.
I learned more about you and saw a strength that I had never been able to call up myself. I met some of the most independent women in the world. Women not afraid to do things with their families in their husband’s absence. Women who were thriving in the Turf Lifestyle when I felt like I had been drowning in it.
You all have been an inspiration, the driving force to help make me a better wife, mother and person. I’m not sure that there are even enough words to express what you all mean to me.
I’ve been stopped by some of your Men of Turf and thanked for giving you some place to go to vent your frustrations and celebrate the Turf Lifestyle. Many of you have thanked me yourselves. I feel like the thanks should be going the other way. Thank YOU for coming into my life. Thank YOU for being a part of the Wives of Turf community and making it the success it is today. But most importantly, thank YOU for helping me learn to embrace the Turf Lifestyle and all the craziness that comes along with it.
A couple of weeks ago I received a gift that was so thoughtful and generous it brought tears to my eyes. A group of Wives got together and all chipped in to send me the most amazing necklace. It is the perfect gift and it sits close to my heart just like all of you.
I’m not sure exactly who the mastermind was but I wanted to take a second to thank the women involved. Monica, Kristi, Kara, Daniela, Melany, Laurie, Kelsey, Colleen, Kristen, Kelly and Rosann…THANK YOU! Your gift means the world to me and I will treasure it always. If you were involved and I missed you please reach out to me so I can give you the thanks you deserve.
I’ve never really thought of myself as someone who can inspire others even though it is something that I strive for each day. It makes me smile to know that you feel inspired by something that I have done.
Once again, thank you all for being a part of our community, we’re not even close to being finished here yet!