I had a different plan for my post today… I’m working on something in the spirit of the holidays about a little guy you may or may not have heard of called The Elf on the Shelf. And while I cannot wait to share it with you… I have decided that he will have to stay on the shelf for another day.

Today I just want to express how truly thankful I am to have so many amazing friends and acquaintances from literally all over the globe. There are my childhood friends and school mates who remember Lee and I from that very first day in the 5th grade… and then there are my college buddies who remember how much I worried whether or not I’d ever fall in love.

Fellow dude ranchers from Colorado and mi familia from New Mexico who taught me how to  “grow up,” “suck it up” or “get over it” when I inevitably encountered my initial doses of reality and first snags of adulthood. And all of my new friends that I’ve met since returning home to Ohio as an (eh-hem) “grown-up” … and the really new ones that I’ve bumped into here — in the blogoshpere.

I feel so lucky to have the opportunity—thanks to this technology—to have what feels like one big cyber-party during such an amazing time! Thank you for tuning in and for your lovely comments, encouragements and displays of mutual excitement. I can’t possibly tell each and every one of you what your words have meant to me, but with a few key strokes and clicks of the mouse… I might begin to scratch the surface.


5 thoughts on “Gratitude

  1. Gretchen says:

    Our Elf arrived, today. Joey found him about 10 minutes after waking this morning. I can’t wait to hear your holiday cheer. More importantly, I can’t wait to hear the wedding details. Much love and holiday cheer!


  2. JT says:

    It is a special thing when you find your lifemate. The fact that you have shared it with us makes me feel pretty special too! God’s Richest Blessings on you both!

  3. Thanks for sharing your AWESOME news with us and as a girl you know we get excited about Wedding talk and details:) You have to be open to life’s adventure and hang on for the ride so WORTH it!!!

    • Thanks you guys! Yeah… it’s totally a girl thing. Obviously they are happy to pop the question or commit or whatever… and have that one special person in their life forever… just like we are. But that’s where the similarities end. Us gals… we LOVE the details 😉

      It will be fun to write about some of the interesting moments that arise on this new journey!

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