Little did I know 1 year ago today, what a gratifying, inspirational, heartwarming and important role blogging would play in my life. I don't share much of my personal life on my blog, though I have with a few of you I've become especially close to. Therefore it may be difficult to understand why I hold each of you so dear in my heart and thoughts.
The past couple years of my life have been challenging, having suffered great personal loss and having to face many new, often frightening challenges. But you, my dear blog friends were always there with a cheerful or supportive word.
You've shared your creativity and talents. Some of you made me laugh so hard I cried. Some shared their personal trials and problems helping me to remember we all have sorrow in our lives at times. You've all given me a sense of community, a place where I feel I belong.
So thank you for this past year. I've enjoyed the artistic challenges, the many swaps, the fabulous giveaways, and most of all, the friendship. Where else in the world could I have made 372 friends in one year!!!!
Thank you for celebrating my blogiversary with me. Random.org has decided my friend Jeanie, of All My Art
is the winner of my blogiversary giveaway.
Congratulations Jeanie! As soon as I finish stuffing that matchbox full of goodies, I'll be sending it your way.
For everyone else, I'm sending a little more Easter love your way...
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