I Just Want to Say Thank You

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
June 14, 2010

Many of you know that I have had a tough time over the past few months (without even knowing the details).  Even though I haven’t gone in to detail, people around me have been supportive and helpful in any way they can.  I am absolutely amazed by and grateful to the many readers who have reached out and told me that I am in their thoughts and prayers.  The bloggers who I’ve grown to know and who’ve given me a shoulder to cry on or given me hugs to comfort me when I was feeling down.  I am so thankful for the women (and men) in my life who act as a support to me in time of heartache and life’s struggles.

Many times, people ask me why I blog.  I love doing product reviews and working with companies, but most of all, I LOVE the friendships and networks I’ve built!  I love that when I meet the people I email with on a regular basis, it’s like I’ve always known them.  I love to know that other mothers around me go through similar challenges with their children in life!

The months ahead are going to be challenging ones, but I am amazed by the strength I’ve found within myself.  I am thankful for the opportunity to grow into the mother I’ve become and for the examples I had in my life and didn’t really even realize.  I am thankful for the programs and support groups out there available to help me through this challenging time.  Most importantly, I am thankful for my family and the love, help, and support they’ve offered to me and my boys.

For those of you going through challenging times – whether it’s financial, physical, or emotional – hang in there.  Trials are hard to go through, but in the end, they are what make us stronger and help us to become who we are today! 

Thank you again to all of the wonderful friends and contacts I’ve made over the past few years!  You’ll have no idea of the impact you’ve had on our life!  Thank you and hugs to everyone! 🙂

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

12 Responses to “I Just Want to Say Thank You”

  1. Cooper says:


    Thank YOU. You are an amazing mom and a heroic, inspiring woman. It is an honor to know you and be your friend. Hugs and love, Cooper

  2. blueviolet says:

    I’m so proud of you for pulling through the challenges of this last year the way you did. You know that I’ll always be here to support you. Luv you!

  3. I am here for you any time, doll! I have been there, so I know what you are going through. I love you!

  4. Thank you for being the wonderful woman that you are and for your strength. I have grown as a woman and as a blogger because of you. You are an incredible person and I am here for you in whatever capacity you need and I am so happy that you are my friend. Big hugs!!

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  6. What a sweet post Shannon. You have definitely had a rough time, but I know things will get better.

    I am constantly amazed at how wonderful online friends can be. I know I could come to many of them if I needed a shoulder – and you would be one of them, I’m sure, who would be there for me.

    I just love ya 🙂

  7. Barbara M says:

    Hi Shannon.
    Yes we all need good friends/support system.
    To help each other struggle through the rough times.
    And rejoice in the good.
    You’re doing great!

  8. The Gosfam says:

    DITTO!! I want to copy and paste this post and just change a few things for me 🙂 LOL!! I am so thankful for online friends. YOU ARE THE BEST!! Keep trekking along girl, and know I am here anytime.

  9. Mrs. Cox says:

    I hope that you breathe a little easier each day and whatever stress that is going on around you eases…. Even in the few minutes I was able to spend with you in person, your heart and personality shine – you’re a wonderful person 🙂 (hugs)

  10. Lindsay says:

    I know that we haven’t had direct contact, but I’ve been one of your readers for a while. I’m sorry that you have been having such a hard time. However, I’m glad to see that you have such a good attitude about it all. I just know that you can get through it. : ) Yes, blogging friends are pretty great!

  11. Angie says:

    I’m going through a rough time too and seeing how supportive people are just in my situation is encouraging. We truly know how to band together! You’re in my prayers!

  12. 🙁 I buried in emails so I just got this! You rock woman! Dont let anyone make you feel you don’t! Love you to pieces!!! Chicago forever!

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