THEY ARE AMAZING, AREN'T THEY?
I came into this whole bloggin' expeience not really sure what to expect. For about a year of it, the only person who read my blog (that I know of, heh) was 'Chele who I am friends with in real life...and who turned me onto the bloggin' world. (Thanks,girl! You've created a monster! LOL)
Then I slowly got over that grade school feeling--the thing holding me back from commenting on other people's blogs, you know "oh god, what if they don't like me?"--and the turning point came after reading Keri's blog about her sweet little dog, Ozzie's, passing. The way she seemed to lay her soul on the blog for all to read and relate to, it just touched a chord in me...I could relate and I was so in awe of her ability to share. I had to comment. And that started me on my way....(and then actually meeting Keri in person was fun, strange and one of the coolest feelings ever....it's like having someone "know" YOU before they ever MEET YOU! Loved it! And love the fact that I have a great new friend!)
And now I've "met" so many great people online through their blogs, reading about little bits and pieces of each and every one of their lives. The good and the bad. I know their husbands quirky traits, their children's nicknames and funny experiences, and each blogger's personality just seems to leap off the page at me.
You guys make me laugh. You make me cry. You make me appreciate my own life, and how lucky I am, a little bit more each and every day. You make me stop and SMELL the roses. And admire their beauty and how each petal feels beneath my fingertips. I thank you all for that. It may sound incredibly sappy (hey, I'm a big 'ol sap, I won't lie) but it's true!
AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND WORDS AND COMPLIMENTS regarding the wedding. It is so sweet and appreciated. My only wish is that I'd have a chance to meet you ALL in person!
And on that note...thank you, thank you, thank you Steph (over at the Daily Grind) for bringing a smile to my face when I walked through the door after work today and saw a package laying on the coffee table.
"Daryl we got a package!" I squealed.
"Duh. Who do you think brought it in the house?" He teased.
Stephanie you are so crafty and sweet! We both love the frame so, so much and can't wait to print out the perfect picture to go into it! And the bracelet is perfect and *SO* me! And even the cute little box it was in...I love it! You are awesome!! I promise to post pictures as soon as I can find my camera...we're still not fully "back" yet from the honeymoon...it still looks like a bomb exploded in our house. ;-) But I couldn't not post my appreication to you for your thoughtfulness! and to all my bloggy-buddies for your daily kind words...I'm a comment-whore and I look forward to reading them every day!!!