Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Times' Up!

One Year of Blogging. Please hold your applause, I'll try to keep it short.

I quick-scrolled through the last year, when trying to decide if I was going to acknowledge the day or not. Just what in the heck all have I rambled on about in a year?

A lot, after all. I see I was a little shy at first, or maybe I just remember hitting "Publish Post" and cringing, waiting to find out what your response would be.

It's been warm, and you've been encouraging, and you've gained my trust.

Laced throughout random yammerings, you have, in the last year, walked with me through a few conflicts with my son, and held my hand when it was time for me to stand back and let go; let him make a decision that I wouldn't have made for him. You said goodbye to him, with me, held my hand while I waited for letters from him, and welcomed him back home just as warmly.

Many of you are reading, that don't comment. Some of you e-mail instead. Some stop me on the street and give me words of support. Some prefer to remain anonymous, and that's all right too. I appreciate you all.

There are those that wonder about these friendships we establish here. Let them laugh. I really can't mentally rewind the last year, and imagine it without this outlet, and without your support. I suppose that I might have survived without you. But I would have had to do it without literally HUNDREDS of your comments and emails. Some were even brave enough to send me phone numbers, and offered to take my call at any hour.

I haven't yet. I don't want to impose. But be forewarned: I still have them.

The last twelve months were nicer because you were in it. I look forward, of course, to dragging you through the next, and sharing yours.

Thank you.


I almost forgot.

These are for you.


  1. Thank you and this is for you

  2. Awwww...gee...shucks...(embarrassed grin)...thanks SO MUCH, but we don't deserve them!

    SO GLAD you wrote about your blogging anniversary after all!


  3. A whole year?

    Dang, I've got to catch up on my reading.

  4. I haven't been with you very long, but I'm glad I am now.

    Happy Birthday!

  5. So glad I could ride along!

  6. Wow. What a year it's been!

    I can't wait to read more and more of the things to come - there's bound to be an exciting year ahead!

  7. Thanks for letting us come along for the ride, Girlfraaand!

  8. Easily one of my fave blog stops each day. Thanks for sharing bits and pieces of your days with us.

    Nice community we have here.

  9. Congrats on your year, I hope there are many more.

  10. So glad I got to ride along!
    I can't wait for the rest!

  11. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Being more if a newer reader to your site, I am always a little bit sad when I don't get the time to read and comment properly.

    You may not know it, but you have taught me a lot. I look forward to learning more from you.

    Congrats. And thanx for the flowers!

  12. Happy anniversary. You only started several weeks before I did and I don't have nearly the acolytes (and accolades) you do. Yours is a model blog - a good mixture of graphics and prose; humor and heart strings.

  13. I'm just glad I came along when I did. Wouldn't miss this ride for anything!

  14. Thank you and love your blog .. Keep it going ..


  15. Applause, applause!!!!!!!!

  16. Congrats on your first blogiversary! James tells me off for creating my own community online ("It's not real!") but I think he's just jealous!

    Here's to another year of blogging!


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