I have said it before and I will say it again, I have the BEST blogging friends in the whole world. You guys are all so patient with me with blog breaks, deleting blogs, starting new blogs, etc. You laugh with me, cry with me, pray for me, love me. I am so honored and so blessed!
I started blogging in 2005 through AOL; we had a great community there. A lot came over to Blogger when AOL shut down their journals, but through the years they have filtered out from blogging, but there are a few that are still blogging here that I read and read me. These include Ma, who is so full of wisdom on her blog, Meg who is a great photographer and poet, Martha who is always up for a challenge and a party and hosted Koda on his virtual vacation two years ago, and Patrick who has been caregiving for his wife with multiple sclerosis for over 20 years.
(I was going to include everyone's blog addresses, but it got a bit overwhelming, forgive me).
Then there are those I met through the years. Joseph who likes Nascar and his new bike and possums and peacocks, Jack and Sherry traveling in their RV, Lynda awaiting the birth of their first grandchild, Michelle who likes sewing machines and quilting, Iggy who plays a mean game of Word with Friends, lives in a beautiful part of the country and is shares his family's geneology with us as well as has shown me a new appreciation for orange cones, Veronica who is an ER doctor and just adopted the cutest of puppies, Mark in Nebraska living out a plan he had in the makings for a few years before it came to be, Funny who does write funny stories but works hard in their restaurant, Taryterre learning how to adapt with forced retirement when her hubby lost his job, Jeanie with adorable grandchildren in Colorado, Rita in Idaho who draws great pictures, Tori in England who makes great greeting cards, Bobbi with Gracie a dog more spoiled than Koda if that is even possible, Sharon who shares her insights about God and the Bible, another Sharon who just closed her blog, Kathy who is finally permanently retired and enjoying her grandkids, Robyn who is eating healthy and doing great with it, Renegrades who has two adorable children and just went back to work a few months ago, Cate who does a great meme on Saturdays called 6-Word Saturday, Betty in Paraguay who is doing great with her weight loss, Tami who likes to do puzzle games on her blog, Becky who writes about being a substitute teacher at times, Brenda who is an author of several published books, Earnestly Still who is a realtor in a tough market these days, Angela recovering from breast cancer surgery, Maria who is talented in her crafts, Sandie who writes positive encouraging posts daily (except this week as she is enjoying spring break), Caroline who suffered several baby losses but has a heart of gold and prays for so many and makes cross stitched remembrances for other parents who suffered a baby loss, Debby who sends hankerchiefs to moms who lost children for them to use for their tears, Melanie who is taking a break from blogging, Linda who has worked for Sears for over 30 years and is busy raising children and not blogging much these days, Gracie who lives in my hometown and I know she is going to get to her weight loss goal, Shelly who is a teacher and weaves a great tale in her writing, Marie in Florida that takes great picture, Cindi also in Florida getting ready to have her son graduate from college this spring, Jane who just moved into a new house, Jamie coming back to blogging after having lost her spouse to cancer a few years back, Hollie in Georgia who has a great hubby and son, Lanie and Mark who are loving being "parents" to Monti a sweet dog, Keri who has such a beautiful family and is so talented with what she creates, Kelly who is on vacation right now in Georgia for spring break......and a very special unnamed friend who knows who they are who is so very gifted in pictures and loves the Word of God amongst other things.........
If anyone wants a blog address for anyone I listed, email me, Lv2trnscrb@aol.com and I'll send it to you. They are all great blogs and worthy of checking them out!
And I'm sure I'm missing a few more of you.....so sorry if I did not include you, blame it on my senior brain.
But you are all my dearest of friends and I've said it before and I will say it again, you are the best and I am so honored you take the time to read my dribbles and my words and that you have stuck with me through thick and thin.
I am blessed with your friendship. Thank you each and everyone!