One year ago today I began my blogging journey. I started it on a whim. I was pathetic and inexperienced and had NO readers, but over time I began to make friends. Much to my surprise, I found MY PEOPLE!!!
Last night I was moved to tears when I returned home from a trip to find bloggers wishing me a happy blog birthday. How did they know? Because a dear blogging friend, Felicity, surprised me with a birthday post. Right there on her lovely blog, a blog birthday post for me. How am I so lucky? Could she be any sweeter to have made note of this milestone? I had never heard the world “chuffed” before making friends from Australia. But now, it is the perfect word to say how I feel. I’m chuffed. Chuffed, touched and humbled.
Blog friends are the nicest friends around. YOU are all the nicest friends around. I feel blessed beyond measure to see your friendly messages pop up in my comments. Do you realize how just a simple kindness like a comment or a visit can transform my day or the day of everyone you visit? You are all thought of as precious friends who take time out of your life to say hello, ask how I am doing, invite me to tea or inspire me with your ideas. Your kindness does not go unnoticed.
Thank you for being a part of my life and making this year the most exciting adventure! I wish I could name each and every one of you by name and give you all a big hug. YOU have made this year fantastic for me. I cannot thank you enough.
I want to host a big party to celebrate, but between a bridal shower this weekend, the wedding in a little over a month (eek) and the possibility of selling our house and perhaps even moving out of state, my life is over the brim full. What I would like to do is to postpone the festivities until I can focus on a big shebang…prizes and all.
Thank you for your patience, your support, your prayers, your encouragement and your friendship. I enjoy sharing ideas here, but most of all, I enjoy being friends with all of you.
Love to you all and BIG HUGS TO FELICITY!!! I nominate her QUEEN FOR THE DAY IN BLOGLAND!
PS. Big surprise for next week…I am going to be on BLOG RADIO. Holy cow, that should be scary for all of us. More details to come.
photo: House to Home, Ideal Home July 2008