Goodbye 2008

by Melanie Edwards on December 31, 2008 · 2 comments

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I got an email over the weekend from a reader. It truly made my day and put a smile on my face.

It’s great to know that there are real people out there who read and appreciate it. And more so, that there’s folks who can relate to my content.

What better way to end the year than to celebrate those who appreciate what you do?

Here is the email I received from Beckie in San Francisco, CA (re-posted with her permission, of course):

Hi Melanie:

My name is Beckie and I live in the San Francisco, CA area.  I am originally from Ponce, PR and I really miss the holidays there.  I have two daughters and I consider myself a modern mami too (I am a ballet teacher).  Although I have been assimilated into the American culture a lot (my husband is American – English heritage), I try to keep my heritage intact as much as I can.

I just wanted to tell you that it is women like you who inspire me to continue to instill my heritage to my girls in spite of it being so hard to do in my community.  At least you have Cubans and Puerto Ricans around you.  The closes I get to it is my dear Mexican friends.  Although they are near and dear to my heart, there is a bit of a culture gap there.  Anyway, I’ve gone on too long.  I just wanted to let you know that you are truly an inspiration.  I wish you a very Happy Holiday and a very Happy New Year.


Thank you Beckie for being a part of the Modern Mami community and for the very kind words.

May 2009 bring great things for all of you.

Happy New Year!

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1 DJane December 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

That was a very sweet email and you are right, What a way to end the year?!

Congrats on the great followers.
Happy New Year!

2 Melanie (Modern Mami) January 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Happy New Year DJane!

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