This blog has only been in existence for 3 weeks...and it would not have been possible to sustain it without the love and caring of some very special women. I want to take this time to thank them for being such a support. They emailed me when I needed to ask questions on how to do things...I want to thank them for being inspiring and believing in this as much as I do....
Those women probably know who they are, but I want you to know their names. They are Margaret, Faye, Maria, Barbara, and Dore....they spent so much time doing so much to make this place possible for all of you. I just wanted you to know that...I love them for who they are and for what they mean to me and how they inspire me daily, sometimes hourly, with their kindness.
This blog isn't about me or for me...It's about all of you and your relationship with the Lord and your joy to express it and inspire others. And each day, the Lord brings more special people into my life...People like June and Angela and Coleen and Linda and Cheryl and Kelly and Debra and Patty and Anni and Suzanne and Peggy and Tami and Hillbilly Wife and Christine and the list goes on and on...One more day is one more person who becomes part of this circle. Some people just came last week for the first time and already feel like family....They inspire all of us with their wisdom and make us feel nurtured in their presence.
I am touched. I am moved. I am grateful.
As you probably know, I am a writer for the newspaper here. But, sometimes when I go out to talk to people, I say to myself when the article is written, "It's what didn't make the paper that are the amazing stories." It's the things people say to me while adding, "But, don't put that part in." Okay, I won't. I promise.
But, it's sort of the same thing here on this blog....Each person comes in with a story and some of you might not realize what a person had to go through or even what sacrifice they made when they didn't feel well but put a post on anyway. That is the miracle here. That people care enough to share enough to make a difference in the lives of others.
I am indeed blessed to know you all. For those of you who just started, I am so happy you are here. To "Spiritual Sundays" and "Fearless Friday" participants, you have been so wonderful to share all of your joy and wisdom with everyone and we are so moved by you coming to be part of something that does so much for so many. I am praying for all of you. I ask that the Lord blesses your life and brings you peace, joy, and happiness.
This is just "a little corner of the world," but you have all made it a wonderful place to come home to when there is a need to feel uplifted.