Sunday, February 21, 2010

To My Blogger Friends



Hello my friends,

It has been just over a year since I began blogging. I backed into it really. One day when opening up Google I saw the word blog and clicked on it just to see what it was about and that was how I began my relationship with all of you. I have grown to love blogging, you all have expanded my world by making me part of your blogging lives.

During this past year we have shared good times and sad times, weddings, death of loved ones, the birth of new babies, purchase of new vehicles, all things that happen in our every day lives. Some of my friends have been very ill and now are feeling better some are still very ill. I prayed and continue to pray for all of you as you have for me.

In the beginning there was a small group of us ladies who came together, supported each other and taught each other how to post pictures, add a link or a signature to our post. We all were new at this and we had fun watching each other grow into our own. We became known as the Village, I do believe it was Terri who named us. Well now I am missing my village friends.......they still have their blogs but don't post as often. They are very loyal though and always comment and support those of us who are still here on a regular basis. I know we all have busy lives, other commitments and are involved in other activities but it doesn't keep me from missing those days of old as we struggled to master the art of blogging.....in fact I'm still not sure I have mastered it but I know I am still enjoying it very much. We all have made new friends and enjoy many other blogs as we found our niche into this arena. Some are drawn to nature, decorating, politics, religion and other interest.......and this is fine as I know the golden thread that has weaved us together is strong and will always keep us bonded in a special way. Somehow I feel we will always be friends and continue to keep in touch. I know I will as all of my blogger friends have become so very important to me. Some I feel very close too and I care for them as I do my family. I am happy to say we keep in touch through Facebook and e-mails, letters, cards even telephone calls.

I find myself checking to see what kind of weather you are having and if one has a doctor's appointment I say a prayer that the roads are good and you will be safe, as I wait to hear the results of your appointments. You have made me laugh so hard at times the tears have rolled down my cheeks and I have spilled my coffee as I read some of your expressions, when you were hurting or worried I found myself holding back tears and not always successful as I prayed all would work out for you. Oh yes you all have become very special to me.....

I want to thank each of you for making my blogging experience a positive one, I thank each of you for your comments, I love them and I love knowing you remember me in your prayers.....believe me I need them.

Blogging has opened a whole new world for me and it has been a wonderful experience. It is because of you that I have grown to love blogging, and I thank all of you for your kindness, honesty and friendship. I feel so blessed to have all of you in my life, my life has been so enriched because each of you has added to it.

God Bless each of you..........and many, many hugs :-)


105 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. blogging chnaged my life as well...i never would have thought i would have so many friends that i have never met in person. glad i met you along the way. hope your week starts off great!

Wanda said...

I'm glad you are part of my world Bernie. This Villager has noticed a slow down too..I think it's this cold winter that may be playing a part, maybe this spring things will get back to near normal for us. I think you know how much I appreciate blogging with you, Bernie...never dreamed I would find such an endearing friend.
L♥ve... Wanda

Margie said...

I am very glad to know you Bernie and happy to have you as a friend!

Good night and sweet dreams!

Hugs!

Margie :)

Garnetrose said...

I began blogging about 18 months ago and A.C was my first Blogging friend. I learned much from him as I read Raindrops. I am forever grateful to him for his guidance in the blogging world at times. I did not get to blog for awhile and lost some blogging friends along the way but he has stuck with me.

I do remember you in my prayers and think of you often. You have become a good on line friend. God bless you.

Denise said...

Bless you dear one, glad I have the chance to know you through blogging.

Alleluiabelle said...

Oh you are such a sweet and beautiful woman with a heart as big as the world! I am thankful that I have met YOU as you always shine forth your friendly warmth, love, concern and prayers for me and for all.

Love you,
Alleluiabelle

Maggie May said...

I am very pleased that I started blogging, Bernie and extremely glad that I met you through doing this.
God Bless you also, and many thanks for your prayers for me while I'm having chemo.
You may never know how much I appreciate that.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eternally Distracted said...

Bernie that was a great post. You always manage to be thankful for everything and I totally love that about you. I can't remember when I stumbled across your blog but I do know that I love it. I think I have about ten blogs posted on my page and yours is one of them... and there are 100's that I follow. Your blog is special Bernie... You are special :0)

cinner said...

Bernie, just beautifully said, I am so glad I am your on-line friend. You are so considerate and wonderful. Most of us just love you to pieces. I have noticed some people not blogging as much, or some have stopped or moved on to different things. I guess that is all part of it. I feel blessed to know you. love c

Donna said...

I am so glad we are friends thru the blogging world :) I always love reading your posts and hearing from you! I have enjoyed blogging since I began last Sept and have met so many new friends including you :)
Hugs,
Donna

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Bernie Sweetie...
I have to tell you the last 8 months that I have been blogging, you my dear have gifted my life in so many ways. You have taught me to look at things in an inspirational way and I thank you for that. I was walking right by so many beautiful opportunities, and you truly opened my eyes. Thank you sweet Bernie.

I pray you have a beautiful day today and many more to come throughout the week.

How fun to be so close to the Olympics. I am thankful for the TV, because that is as close as I will ever get.

Country hugs and much love sweetie...Sherry

Ruth said...

I'm happy to have met you through cyber space and the wonderful world that is blogging. I hope your parcel has arrived by now?

Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Bernie....
You have been blogging longer than I have, and I am so thankful that I met you through blogging. You are an inspiration to me. To know you are there is more than a joy...it is wonderful to have you as a friend. Much love to you from Jackie

Diana said...

Good Morning Bernie,
I love every word that you said. You have expressed exactly how I feel about blogging. I sometimes feel guilty when I don't! I also feel blessed to have met so many wonderful men and women through blogging. I think the slow down is because of the weather sometimes. It just is a time of year when we all long for sun and warmth. You would think this would make us want to post more but there isn't much going on when we're stuck inside. I think with the coming of spring and things blooming, we will see more posting!
Love You Bernie, Di

glnroz said...

Oh my goodness, It is I that is the lucky one. How these trains pass int the "station of internet", I dont know, but you do a little "lighting up" of the world yourself.. lol

Choices said...

I am so glad that I met you in blogland. I do appreciate your visits to my blog.
Take care.
Have a wonderful day.

wendyytb said...

Bernie... Your posts and comments brighten my days. Thank you, friend!

Wander to the Wayside said...

You've also enriched my life, Bernie, in so many ways. I think I've told you before that I've never met anyone quite like you, and I mean that in the most positive and loving way. Your comments to my posts are always so kind, and I'm very glad to be on YOUR radar.

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

I am SO glad you clicked on the word 'blog'. Who knew that I would be one of the wonderful results to that choice you made to click that day. :-) I am so hapy and honored to be in your world and to share my life with you. I love your wisdom and down to earth honesty. I appreciate your insights and advice and I adore how you love your sports and time with friends. admire you Bernie and I am thrilled to call you my friend.

Love Gail
peace.....

Rebecca said...

Hoping this is not YOUR "blogging swan song"! I, too, have noticed the slowdown. I guess I'm still in the "honeymoon" period, but the friendships and perspectives I have gained and am enjoying will keep me "honeymooning" for some time, God willing.

You've summed up some of the highs and lows and described the bond that blogging creates SO well.

Thankful for your friendship and prayers, and looking forward to many moons together.

Anvilcloud said...

I think you will find that your circle will change a lot over time. I don't think I have any leftovers from the early days. But I'm a guy and sort of hang around the fringes of all of the ladies groups, so perhaps my experience won't be yours.

huntedtreasures said...

Bernie,
Thank you for inspiration we will hold hands as we travel through this Journey of blogging. I for one thought I had no friends until now. Bless you and everyone that is out there reaching to touch someone. We know we been touched by Angels and will continue on. So hold on tight this is friend will not let go.

Love,

Maria & Ruth

Bernie said...

Brian, it is great fun isn't it. Such a diverse group we are..Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, you have been my dearest friend, you have shared your home and family with the most beautiful pictures. I almost feel that you live next door. I am so happy that we have met online and I love that I can shoot off an e-mail with questions or concerns and that you are always there....yes God has blessed me with such a wonderful friend...You! Big hugs to Alivia, hope Katie has a great birthday..
.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Margie, I am not sure if it has been our down home personalities that drew us together but you are so special to me. I love hearing from you and discussing our days, another sweet blessing you are.
.........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Garnet, you are so sweet, so special and yes A/C is a loyal friend. I think that is how I met him..through your blog. Thank you for your prayers, they mean so much.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Denise, you are wonderful. I always look forward to your kind comments and prayers......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Alle, you are one of the most loving and caring people I know. I find it is so easy to care for you and your family, I love your prayers, and feel very blessed to have you as a friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie, I remember you every day with a prayer....you have been so patient and uplifting during your journey with cancer. You have been an inspiration to me and to others. I will be so happy for you when this journey with cancer is over and it will be Maggie, all will be right with your world again.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

ED, thank you for your kind words. It is I who am so thankful to have found your blog....how I'm not sure....but you bring a smile to my face every time. I love hearing about yours and Mec's life and the visits from your Gran....no ED, it's not I but you that are the special one........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

cinner, I have never known anyone who has so much to deal with in her life and carries on with such grace as you. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful online friends like you. I learn something new every day from each of them such as wishing you your best day ever.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Donna, oh I so admire you as are so strong dealing with your grief, planning Jennifer's wedding and helping your family pull together through everything. You are very special to me and I am blessed to have you as my online buddy...Hugs

Bernie said...

Sherry, you amaze me. You have hundreds of followers and many times when I comment on others blog I see you have already been there....I don't know how you manage to keep up. Your blog is so warm and friendly it is a real pleasure to visit.
Yes I am enjoying the Olympics, my niece is there this week as a volunteer and really having fun.
Have a wonderful week my friend..
......:-) Hugs

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Bernie said...

Ruth, oh I love reading your post and seeing London through your eyes...I so enjoy DS and all his activities. No parcel yet but will e-mail you as soon as it arrives.
Have a great day sweetie...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Jackie, I remember when you started blogging....I so miss you when you are not around but I know with a new grandbaby on the way and helping your parents as well as working....well there is only so much time. I think that is why I so appreciate each comment and e-mail from you. You are such a treasure.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Diana, me wonderful friend...we certainly have been through a lot together this past year. I have grown to love you as a sister and am so happy how you always keep in touch. I hope it is the weather Di that is keeping our village so quiet as I miss everyone so much.
Hope Katie is feeling better today, much love sweetie...:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

glnoz, I so enjoy your post be it a story, a political statement or about your day....it is great meeting someone who is so true to themselves.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, I believe we met through Margie and I love reading your sweet poems and envy your life in Florida.....such a warm and beautiful State.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wendy I feel the same way when I visit your blog....so glad to have you as an online friend and am so looking forward to getting to know you better.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, it was easy to put you on my radar....you have shared a part of your life with us in blogland that is now a part of my heart. I love how you have made such a wonderful home for you and your family after everything you have gone through....a real inspiration you are.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, honesty is always the best way...and you who knows her "its" so very well and shares her wisdom with us all has been a light for me in blogland.....you are so special my friend, I listen to your CD often and smile as I know that it was made and sent with love......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, no this is not my Swan Song as I enjoy blogging so much, in fact it has become one of the most enjoyable parts of my day. I so enjoy having you as a friend Rebecca, your tips of food, thrift shops and your strong Faith is such a wonderful thing to be a part of....Thank you for sharing with us and making blogland a better place........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

A/C you know you and cuppa are very special to me....we ladies like having you hang around the fringes...kind of makes us feel safe. I do hope though the circle only expands as I continue this blogging journey, if anything I become attached and fiercely loyal to my friends so when I come across an abandoned blog by an friend it touches me deeply. Guess I will have to grow a thicker skin.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Huntedtreasures, thank you for your kind words. I know you are really new at blogging, if you have any questions please just ask any of us and if we can we will help you as much as we can. I love watching your blog as it grows and you have such a wonderful gift creating such beautiful things, love seeing what you come up with each day......:-) Hugs

Kay said...

it wouldn't be the same without you...you are a blessing :)

Bernie said...

Kay, you are so sweet. No wonder I enjoy your poems so very much.
........:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Bernie, such beautiful thoughts! I think Wanda and Diana are right about the slow-down, I know for me I feel like my life is so boring right now (not that it was ever all that interesting!), but we really don't do much of anything anymore, trying to save money so then we don't go anywhere (Ray and I don't even do our 'date nights' anymore, we are trying to follow Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps to financial freedom, if it's not a necessity it doesn't make the cut), and the weather isn't cooperating to go out and do 'free' fun stuff, so about the only things we do now is watch TV, play with the grandkids, and I do Farmville on Facebook!
My computer is finally fixed, but they had to replace the hard drive again so now Ray has to reinstall things for me and try to set everything up so it's familiar to me again. He said by this weekend he hopes to have me up and running, so hopefully I'll be back to blogging soon. But you'll all have to read about the Blessings of Farmville because that's about the extent of my life this past month!
I think I got Marcy addicted too!

On a serious note, the Blog Village has been such a Blessing in my life, I think about everyone, and I talk to God about each of you everyday.

Happy Blogging, Bernie!
God Bless you!
Love to you,
Eileen

Bernie said...

Eileen, I have listened to The Dave Ramsey Show and think he gives wonderful advice, so good for you and Ray for taking his advice and making it work.

I miss you, and your stories and pictures of Jayden and Mia but I understand completely, and you are so good to always comment. You have become such a good friend Eileen, I am so blessed to have you in my life.

Remember nothing you say is ever boring to us....we miss you.

So happy you have your computer back....Happy Lent sweetie....Hugs to Jayden and Mia......:-)

Queenmothermamaw said...

You scared me to death Bernie, when I started to read I thought you were saying goodbye. I left you an e-mail about my other blog. I don't know how I missed this post and so many people got ahead of me because I check every day. I had not seen a post for about a week but knew you were visiting me. I don't leave a comment if it is an old post. I am on facebook too. Don't know much about it, but will look you up.
QMM

Bernie said...

Hi Peggy, I got your e-mail and responded.
I only posted this last night so you haven't missed any of my post.
I am in blogland every day whether I post or not, I love reading my friends blogs.
Have a great day sweetie...:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

Oh Bernie! I felt this post was written keeping me in mind! Its been more than 2 weeks since I last blogged. There are days when I don't even sign into my emails.Jeez! Where in the world am I going!!

Writing became such an integral part of me ever since I was asked to blog by a dear friend, and kept me company when I had no job.

Believe me when I say this, I blog now, only because I know you, Wanda, Jackie, Diana, Sparkling and so many others will respond and will read and hear me out. Whenever I pray, I thank God for all of you in blogger land who have made my life so much easier :-) Loads of love to you Bernie

Mary333 said...

You are precious, Bernie! I have never met anyone yet online who's has touched my heart to the degree you have. You are God's gift to us bloggers! Your kindness and sweet nature shines through even to those of us who haven't known you long. God bless you!

Bernie said...

Stillness, I was speaking to all my friends, I know you are now working and don't have as much time to blog, I just love hearing from you whenever you post or comment.
We do love and miss you lots and hope all is going well for you.
Luv you.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary, thank you for your kind words, sometimes it seems that people just connect with each other. You are so young yet so kind and caring. It is fun having you as a blog buddy..Hugs

Ann Marie said...

isn't blogging such a joy? i love finding good people all over this earth!

Bernie said...

Ann Marie, blogging is a joy and I think we get out of it what we put into it. The people in my blogworld are wonderful....Hugs

VKT said...

What a lovely post! I have been blogging all of one month and would love to have an expert like you drop in and give me some tips or suggestions. I have no clue what I am doing other than that I always promised myself that someday I would jot down my experiences in the classroom....since this is my 34th year, I suppose now is as good as any time to start.

Bernie said...

VKT, I will pop over for a visit. I will help you wherever I can but I am not an expert by far. Thank you for your visit.....:-) Hugs

beth said...

blogging really does open up a whole new world....thank you for being part of mine :)

anne h said...

Found from over at Cinner's blog - yes - blogging is changing everyone who tries it!

Bernie said...

Beth, it is a pleasure to be a part of your blogging world, I so enjoy your post and thank you for being part of mine.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anne, welcome, so glad you popped over to visit, please visit often.
I love blogging and have met so many wonderful friends....Hugs

Just Be Real said...

Awwww Bernie. I have discovered too a whole new world of bloggy buddies you included. Thanks for sharing.

Jerelene said...

Hello Bernie! I just LOVE you!! You are the sweetest friend ever :)
I think many of us have just had so many personal trials and just extreme workloads going on...and just can't get on as much unfortunately..I know that has been the case for me. With homeschooling at this time of year..I get REALLY busy :) I agree with Diana, that with spring will come more posting. I do hope you are doing well...and even if I'm not posting..I am checking in on everyone sometimes..
Much love from me to you :) :)
Hugs....Jerelene

Bernie said...

JBR, I so hope you had a good day today...I remember you every day in my prayers. Blogging has opened a whole new world for me and I never dreamed how much it has changed my life......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Jerelene, it is so good to hear from you. How is Sam doing?
I am hoping when the nice weather comes you all will be back and the village will feel right again. I have missed you....Hugs to Sam and keep in touch......:-) hugs

Donna said...

Bernie, You are just the sweetest! I only wish I could meet you in person one day! Jennifer thinks you are adorable as well :)
BIG HUGS!
Donna

Bernie said...

Donna, thank you and the good Lord willing we will meet some day my friend.....I think Jennifer is wonderful and I am so happy for her and her fiancee. I hope they will be so very happy. Her home, how she decorates everything is so much like you. I loved visiting her and wil be back for sure.
.........:-) Hugs

chasity said...

you are so wonderfully sweet bernie.
i hope that you have a very blessed day today.
hugs~
chasity

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

"The only constant is change," as Isaac Aismov said, but I find it's kind of hard on this ol' gal...things just keep a-changing, durn it...I hope yr Village People (lol) will maybe return to the keyboard and have another go-round of blogging fun...

Bernie said...

Chasity, thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day as well. Praying for Shauna......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Holly, I am so enjoying your site, thank you for the beautiful post cards....you are a diamond in the rough my dear friend......:-) Hugs

jinksy said...

Bernie, you've been welcome face around Blogland for many a long moon,so keep up the good work, blogpal! Here's to your second year!

Bernie said...

Jinsky thank you my friend and it has been people as yourself that makes me love blogging so very much. Your honesty and humor add much to my day and I so enjoy visiting you whenever you post......:-) Hugs

Julie said...

Enjoyed visiting your blog!

Julie
www.equusvilla.blogspot.com
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

Bernie said...

Julie, thank you for visiting me. I do hope you come back soon...:-) Hugs

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary!

Valerie said...

I feel that blogland has slowed down, maybe, as Wanda says, it's due to the weather. Bernie, you are a very SPECIAL lady, you shouldn't be at all surprised that we flock to see you. Thank you for being our friend. Hugs for you.

Bernie said...

Elizabeth, thank you for your good wishes. Hope all is going well for you and your family.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, blogging has brought people like yourself into my life, I so look forward to visiting you and reading about your life and wonderful stories....you are a real blessing to me my friend..Hugs

Blessings each day said...

Bernie, even though we didn't meet right away, it looks as if we started blogging about the same time...how wonderful! YOu are much braver than me though because it was my sweet DIL who encouraged me and even helped me all the way from AZ.!!

Blogland is wonderful and I now pray for everyone in it regularly, most especially when they have troubles.

Happy Anniversary (wish I could bake you a cake!) and I'm so blessed that you are in my life.

blessings and love,

marcy

Anita said...

Who would have predicted how technology has brought us all together; given us friends and a place to express our feelings.
I love blogging, as you do. And I'm happy to know you, too!
Here's to many more posts and the exchange of words through our computers. :)
Hugs!

Bernie said...

Marcy, you are one of my sweetest friends.....I thought I met you quite soon after I began blogging. How long have you been at it.

Oh Marcy if you only knew how I backed into things and was so pleased when my friends would e-mail me on how to do so many things which I didn't have a clue about. I think it is nice to have young people around to help as they know so much about computers.

So glad you are back as I so miss all the village when they are away for a while.....luv ya.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Anita, gotta love that technology brought us all together. It is fun and I love meeting such wonderful people such as you my friend..Hugs

Cheryl said...

Dear Bernie, I am so very pleased you "found" me through a mutual blog. I so enjoy coming here to visit and to leave with a song in my heart and a smile on my face. I am so happy that I started blogging, I cannot imagine not doing it! I have made such wonderful, dear blogger friends who always seem to know just what to say! Take good care and I will be back many, many more times.

Bernie said...

I can't begin to tell you how this post today came at just the right time for me. I too thought that you were bowing out and I hoped that was not the case and I am glad you will continue to blog for we all need you.

I am amazed that what I have felt --the lack of response and no commenting has been felt by many others as well. I have been very discouraged lately.

However, I could always count on you to comment and I thank you for that. I have thought of you often during these Olympic games and I feel sorry that Canada is not winning more. They expected to and I know they feel really bad. And you are such a fan, that would extend to you as well.

I guess you have to feel that each athlete is just doing the best they can and that is all you can expect from them. I always thought that was the best line in all of "Golden Pond".

Hope to get some inspiration and write another post today. I send my love to you.

Bernie said...

Oh Cheryl I am so thankful to have found you as a friend, I love your walks and how you share your family life with us.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Bernie, you are so sweet...please don't get discouraged as perhaps it is the time of year and people have turned to other things.

I am not at all disappointed in the Canadian athletes Bernie, it doesn't matter to me the medal count at all, they are so disciplined and are doing their best. I always cheer for Canada but I also want the best performance to win. I think the press is brutal when reporting, not only on Canada but all countries. I think it applies that those who can do and those who can't write about it and complain.

I do hope you are well my friend, so glad you and your warm personality and tons of wisdom have touched my life, I am blessed for that......:-) Hugs

Charli and me said...

What a nice post! Blogging has been a rewarding experience for me also. It has been very nice meeting you here.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

God bless you, Bernie. So enjoy having you following me and I think of you often up there in Canada. Yes, so many don't continue and although we all have our high and low times, so glad you stay in blogging world.

Now, back to the fog at the Olympics.

ilovepink1078 said...

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Bernie said...

Charlie and me, so nice you stopped by for a visit. Blogging is so much fun, hope you come back real soon.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Julie, how are you? I thought you must be busy preparing for the wedding.........:-) Big Hugs

Bernie said...

Ilovepink....how nice that you have popped in for a visit, I will be over to visit shortly...Hugs

Barb said...

Oh Bernie, I came to your Blog from Wanda's - she was the first person I felt a connection to here in Blog Land. You soon entered my life and made it richer. I find myself worrying if you don't post for awhile! Your heart is so BIG, Bernie - you are a positive influence on us all. Stay well my friend.

Bernie said...

Barb, thank you. You have become very special to me, I do hope you had a good time at the wedding, am waiting to hear about it...:-)hugs

The Retired One said...

Oh Bernie, how true and how sweet your post was.
I have been gone this past week..I did the neatest thing. Just me and my brother went on a road trip to visit my last two elderly uncles on my dad's side to interview them and make a DVD of them doing the interview. One is 90 and one is 88. We came up with 8 pages of questions to ask them about what it was like growing up where they did, questions about their siblings, their parents (my grandparents) and what they knew about their ancestors in Finland. We went first to Oscoda Michigan and then down to Columbus Ohio. It was wonderful to travel alone with my only brother, just the two of us...and then even more wonderful for us to visit with both of my uncles and hear their answers to our questions. We hugged each other hard upon leaving them, because in reality, being that old, we probably won't see each other in person again. As my older relatives pass away, I feel a piece of me die too...they are a connection to my deceased parents and my childhood. It was a very nostalgic experience that changed me in a way.
All the people in my life form who I have been and who I am today.
This includes all my blogger friends and their experiences which they so unselfishly share with each of us.
You are certainly one of them, Bernie. You have become part of my life in this blogging world and I think of you often during the day.
I am worried that you said you needed the prayers being sent your way...I hope your health is okay and that there isn't something going on you can't or won't share with us.
Remember, you are so loved and admired and that all of us are here for immediate support for anything you may be facing or going through.
You can always send me a separate email if you ever need to talk about anything.
Until then, may you rest in God's pocket, close to his heart, as you are in mine....
Luv you!!

Bernie said...

Joan you are so sweet, thank you and I love you too.
I think your trip with your brother to visit your uncles was wonderful.....they hold so much of your history and when they go so will the history.
I am fine my friend, I knew you were away somehow so I am glad you are back....did you take any pictures.......:-) Hugs

sarah said...

you wrote what I feel tooo. Blogging has opened a door for awesome friendships....and connections. And I'm glad I connected with you too. Sarah

otin said...

It seems that we all have a similar story to tell as bloggers. The groups that we run in may be different, but the bonds and friends are very similar!

Bernie said...

Sarah, blogging is wonderful and does give us a way of connectiong to other people, places and things. I totally love it...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Otin, thank you for your visit, I do hope you come back soon.
I love how you and Brian work so well together on your short stories, they are always so very good.........:-) Hugs

GrandmaK said...

You are such a treasure!!! I am so glad you dropped in that day so may months ago! I cherish your visits and know i look forward to them! Cathy

Bernie said...

Cathy, you are such an inspiration to me, I am so happy you are my friend and I love visiting you each post......:-) Hugs