Thank YOU

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thank you

I just wanted to thank you, Dear Reader, for your support. I started writing professionally about 7 1/2 years ago. I was stunned when the first magazine accepted an article I wrote — and actually paid me for it.

Five and a half years ago I started writing in this space, and I’m stunned again at the opportunity to chat with you.

In the beginning, having a spot to ramble about anything and everything was so good for me as my family and I struggled with paying off debt, having a sixth baby, moving across country, and losing my mother-in-law to cancer. So much was out of my control in that first year; it was great therapy to be able to come here and spill what God was teaching me and showing me.

I appreciate you for reading what I have to say, for offering great feedback in the comments, and for buying my books when you are able. I know that when I have a question, I can throw it out there and access thousands of wonderful, brilliant minds. Thank you for being among them.

I hope that your Thanksgiving is restful and full of good food and good times with friends and family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. thank YOU for this wonderful blog and inspiration and great recipes and keeping it real and…. all of it!

  3. Thank YOU! Yours are my favorite blogs! You keep it real and I love hearing about your life and family. No “ideal family” stuff to cause envy, just the real stuff! You’re my kinda girl!

  4. Kathy in Illinois says:

    Your blog is a joy to read, Jessica! Thank you for all the work you do on it. Your children are so cute. Wishing you and your sweet family a happy Thanksgiving full of delicious food, loving family and many blessings to be thankful for.
    God bless, Kathy in Illinois

  5. Thankyou to YOU for this wonderful site! I still find it unbelievable that anyone would post such useful, inspiring, educational, helpful, generous etc etc information on the internet day after day after day. I read your posts daily and cook a lot of your recipes. Hello from Australia!

  6. Thanks to you ! Love your blog 🙂

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