Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You


When I launched this blog in the summer of 2006, I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t think the readership would grow much beyond a few family members, but I have cyber-met people from all over the world. I appreciate this connection. So, with five days to go until Christmas, I wish for those who visit me regularly that you may make warm memories with those you love, that the new year will be kind to you and that may you find the strength to face with grace whatever comes your way.

Note: This was my Christmas message last year and it seems good enough for this year too.

However, I want to add a thank you to all kind readers who held my hand as the nest emptied and College Boy left for Hendrix College. Rev. Jay reassured me that CB would be fine and he was and is. Jay, I don’t know if it was the Sonic Boom alarm clock or the roommate who helped CB get up for his classes, but that wasn’t an issue as I had feared. Jay also happens to be a reader I’ve actually met in person.

Marion has been a cyber-sage throughout the year for me with a quiet and compelling wisdom I truly appreciate. The Palm Springs Savant is where I go for a fun and upbeat look at life, and Rick always posts great photos of his travels and adventures in fine dining. Lorelei and Marsha are favorites as is my British cyber-friend, Naomi, who has seen her blog picked up by Reuters. Sarge and Miss Bee, Miss Trashahassee, and floridagirl, who received that print of Jesus I wrote about recently, are my Florida connection. Don from Alabama keeps me in the loop about politics. Joe touches my heart. Sank is funny. I’m sure I left someone out.

But thank you all. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

16 comments:

Jay Croft said...

Thank you for your kind comments, Sheila. And a blessed Christmas to you and your family!

About that "sweet roomate"--lots of comments I might make, but I'll refrain. ;-)

Sheila said...

Yikes! I went back and changed that, Jay.

Marsha said...

Merry Christmas to you too Shelia. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year. I hope our friendship continues for a very long time. Hope you are there to hold my hand when my little one goes off to college in 2009.

floridagirl said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sheila!
My youngest son is having the lovely picture of Jesus framed for me for a Christmas gift. My whole family really likes the picture as it's different from the others that we have seen.Again, thank you!

Floridagirl aka Angela

Marion said...

Sheila, what a lovely Christmas message.I want to thank you for all your posts...sometimes they're funny, sometimes sad...but they are always entertaining!

A Very Merry Christmas to you and the rest of your family and keep safe!

PDWarrior said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours...

Miss Trashahassee said...

Sheila,

Thank you so much! I just love your blog (and the others you mentioned, as well!). Merry Christmas to you and yours.

BFF,
Miss T

Jay Croft said...

Marsha, I guess I'll have to go through it again. Your kid will be fine in college. Fear not!

Lorelei said...

What a lovely summary of all your visitors and favorite blogs. Merry Christmas to you too!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Sheila- You are so sweet! Thanks for your kind words. I honestly enjoy visiting your blog, it's high quality, and makes me think!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

-Rick

Don said...

Sheila, may your and your loved ones enjoy your most blessed Christmas thus far and a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2008……..with many more to follow.

Typically, your graciousness shines through by including this Political Pest in your post. I’m not nearly as regular a reader as I’d like to be, but that’s not from lack of interest in and appreciation of your blog. I just seem to have more on my political and personal plates than I can keep up with. :-)

Naomi said...

That's a lovely Christmas message Sheila. Merry Christmas to you and your family too. I always enjoy my visits to your blog and am happy to have you as a cyberfriend. Looking forward to another great year of blogging in 2008.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

merry christmas honey! it's good to be home for it too!

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

Best wishes for you and yours, and may the new year bring us a new leader with R behind his name.

Sarge Charlie said...

Here is hoping you woke up this morning and found the sink full of everything you wanted.

Diane J Standiford said...

LOL(comments, I get a kick out of comments) I just discovered your blog, know how ya feel just starting---I felt too old, but great way to meet new people, hear new ideas, and I love your blog. (the hard part is catching up)
Nothing sweeter than when the kid graduates from college.