Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Blessings of a Blog

I started blogging almost 2 years ago. I had no idea the perks that would come while keeping a blog.  Here are just a few:
♥ Keeping track of important events in my life, such as, when Henry got neutered!
♥ Being able to pull up recipes I've posted.
♥ Honing my writing skills.
♥ Keeping in touch with my family through my blog and through theirs!
♥ Being inspired, amused, entertained, well-fed and educated by all your blogs.
♥ Making good friends.  Even though I have not met many of you, I feel a closeness, a kinship and friendship. 
♥ Being able to meet some of you!  It's always so exciting to meet blogging friends and to actually give a bear hug!  That's even better than having an internet friendship!

I had lunch this past week with Yvonne from "Life and Travels of Me" and Natalie from "A Field of Blessings".  Yvonne's from Canada, Natalie just returned home from an LDS mission to Paris, France. We had a wonderful time eating at Cafe Rio and getting to know each other better.  I feel like I've known these ladies for years and we could be BFF!  Of course, we found out that it really is a small world.  I work at the same school as Yvonne's daughter and Natalie's daughter lives just down the street from me!  

♥ Bloggers are a close community.  We help each other, cry on each other's shoulder, or lend a shoulder.   Right now, Marilyn, from Merry Misadventures of a Matriarchal Woman is grieving the loss of a granddaughter.  Her sweet daughter, Amy, gave birth to her angel daughter, Ella, just a few days ago.  Ella lived a short time because of a severe heart defect.  Bret, Ella's daddy, is a dental student. Amy was put on bed rest during the last of her pregnancy and had to quit her job.  Here's a link that will explain a little more about it and even gives us a chance to donate some money to this grieving couple to help pay the cost of a funeral.  

I wish all of you, my friends, a very happy 2011.  May your life be blessed as much as you've  blessed mine!


Victoria@Whimsy by Victoria said...

So beautifully well said!! This is why I love blogging too! Wishing you a very Happy New Year ahead Connie!! Sending a bear hug your way, who knows maybe one day we will get to connect in person. :)

Hugs and love sent your way friend,

Heffalump said...

I have met Yvonne in person too. She is a lovely woman, as are you!

Cheeseboy said...

It was only this year that I experienced the closeness that bloggers experience. Here's to a 2011 reading and sharing more with each other.

Garden of Egan said...

I have to agree with you. When I was priviledged to meet you in May I felt like I had known you forever!
Blogging is amazing.

I went to Amy's site. What a heartwrenching experience.

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!

Kristina P. said...

I've really treasured my relationship with bloggers, including meeting you and your daughters!

Joanie said...

How exciting to make new friends, and then actually get to meet them. Wishing you the best in 2011. I agree that blogging is great.

Cherie said...

I love this post and agree with everything whole heartedly!
I also feel lucky to have you as a blog friend Connie, but to also have met you in person!
I don't know Natalie but I do know Yvonne and I am so glad you got to meet up with both of them - Great friendships and great blessings definately come from blogging!

Happy New Year!

Julie Harward said...

I wish I could meet you in person, I just know there would be some laughing going on! I have blogged for two years also and love it for all those reasons too. I really believe that when we all meet, here or in Heaven we will be best friends. :D

Tracy said...

I couldn't have said it better!! I always read your blog for a smile!! You never disappoint.

Wishing you the best in 2011! :-)

Lesa said...

I have meet a few bloggers in real life and it was very fun. Blogging is a wonderful thing!

Happy New Year!

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Life is good! said...

i agree with you completely. when a blogger hasn't posted in a while i become quite concerned about them. i will head on over to amys blog. very sad for her. have a happy new year!

Yvonne said...

It was so incredibly wonderful to have a chance to visit with you and Natalie. It's people like both of you that have kept me blogging.

I have had the privilege of meeting many blogging friends--it has been great.

I will head over to Amy's blog to see what I can do.

Hope you have a wonderful 2011.

BTW, Allan and I are very happy the jam made it home

Mikki said...

You are right on the money Connie! I love the people I've "met" through blogging, and I hope to one day actually meet them all.
I've loved getting to know you through your blog, and I look forward to another year of peeking into your life.
Happy New Year!

Mimi Sue said...

All of it is so true. We all seem to know each other in a very unique way. So fun to meet in person. Hope your 2011 is healthy and happy. Mimi

Jenny said...

I share more with my blogging friends, than with my real friends on Facebook... in fact they don't even know I have a blog. LOL

Ann Marie said...

Amen to your post! :)

Nancy Face said...

I love Yvonne and Natalie! So glad you got to hang out with them!

I was not aware of Marilyn's great loss. Thank you for letting us all know.