Happy Birthday, Ellen!

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can.

Dear Ellen,

 

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I’m sorry this is a week late, but in my defense, I have three kids and the fact that I got this letter written at all, is quite the accomplishment.

In honor of the third anniversary of your 20th birthday, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you what you mean to me.

You Inspire Me!

Every time I watch your show I smile, laugh and feel completely at ease, often forgetting my burdens. Sometimes I’m so entranced by your show that I forget I’m not actually sitting in your studio. Yesterday it took me twenty minutes to realize my kids were eating glue because I lost in your show.

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The goal with my writing is to hone my “inner Ellen.” I want people to feel the same away about my writing as I do about your show. I want them to relax and feel at ease. When they’re done reading, I want them walk away with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Life can be so cruel, mean and stressful. I want my website to be a place where people know they can escape from their problems, even if it’s only for a few minutes.

I admire you for your strength. You’re a real person with real problems and yet, day after day you walk onto your stage with a huge smile and dance with your audience and guests.

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Your love has changed lives for the better!

 

I don’t have a lot of money. Actually, I have three kids, which means I have no money. Money or no money, I’m blessed. I married my best friend. We have three beautiful children and two cranky cats.

 

Some day, I want to show everyone how grateful I am for all I’ve been blessed with by giving to others the same way you do. Until that day comes, I live each day trying to be a better person than I was the day before.

Being a stay-at-home mom is incredibly rewarding. But, it can also be isolating and lonely. I used to talk to myself all the time. But all the expert advice I got from those conversations didn’t help ease the loneliness. Plus, my husband and cats would give me the strangest looks.

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But then, I started to talking to you, Ellen. I’d share the funniest moments of parenting with you and together, we’d laugh and smile. I’m having a hard time explaining this to my husband. Now, not only does he think I’m weird but every now and then I hear him mutter things like “delusions of grandeur”, “interventions”, and “commitment hearings.”

As he was leaving for work this morning, he bent down to pet one of our cats and said, “Keep an eye on Mommy. Make sure she stays out of trouble.”

So to be clear: I’m delusional for having conversations with you but it’s okay for him to talk to our cats and ask them to keep an eye on me.

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Sigh. Oh well. He’s a perfect husband in every other way. And, he puts up with me. There should be an award for that.

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The fact remains this blog was born from our conversations. I’ve received many compliments on it by my fabulous readers. It may never be as popular or beloved as you are, but it’s a step in the right direction and it was inspired by you and all that you are:

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Happy birthday, Ellen!

Love,

A. Marie

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