Beacons Of Light

Angela at Memoirs of A Chaotic Mommy created this lovely award and gifted it to me (she explains HERE.) I have spoke often about my blog community and what it means to me.

At a time when I was lost and afraid, you lifted me up with your love, support, prayers and thoughts. Each of you took a moment of your time to reach out to me those first few days. You did so whether you felt like you knew what to say or not. You put yourselves out there, for me. And I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me. Thanks for shining your light my way. A great big thank you again to Angela, who may not have thought that I would spread the light so far and wide, but here goes:

Ellen B, Sandy, Claudia, Jessica, DJ, Lesley, Allie, Penelope Anne, Nononsense Girl, Marlee, Flo, Susan, Jenn, Anna, Karen, Maggie, Wacky Mommy, Lisa, Chris, Eaves, Betchai, Lisa, Mrs. B, Pam, Tina, Frigga, Stine, Winter, Ivanhoe, Mimi, Lee, Eric, Storyteller, Janice, Barb, Honey Mommy, Patsy, Lilacspecs and Angela right back at you!

People who don’t get this community may never understand, but I will say it anyway: Without you, I know I would not have been able to handle this as I have.Truly.

Now I must go rest my hands….the linkage: it’s hard work.

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18 Comments

  1. I had just found your blog those first few days. I was touched by your family’s story so much, I just had to leave a comment, though I had no idea what I could possibly say to a stranger who was hurting so badly. I can only hope that it helped in some tiny way.

    You have a beautiful, amazingly strong family, and I am honored to be able to hover in your blogisphere.

    ((hugs))

  2. Mar

    I would not want to be a part of this community if YOU were not in it with me! I love, love, love you!!

  3. Your words are beautiful, as always. I’m so happy to call you my friend. (((hugs)))

  4. Thanks for this. I think so many of us are our best, truest selves in the blogosphere. There is freedom and acceptance here. And so very, very few bad eggs. It’s a beautiful thing. I turn to blogs for comfort, peace, direction. You are a source of these things for me through this blog. So right back atcha.

  5. What a lovely award … and how kind of you to share with so many of us. I’ve found a supportive community in this virtual world that keeps me ‘connected’ … especially when my friends and family are far away … traveling in their RVs. I know many of the bloggers you’ve listed, but some are unfamiliar to me. Thanks for the award and the links. I’ll look forward to checking out the others over the next few weeks as time permits.
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Thank you for the beautiful, heart-felt, truly lovely words. It is indeed an honor, privilege, and blessing to be in your community. Thank you sincerely for spreading the lights so far and wide. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. Peace always, dear friend.

  7. I had been by your site before, but on that first day I left a comment, your post so filled me with emotion that I did not know what to do. I felt I just had to say something, anything, to let you know a perfect stranger was think of you and yours.

    Then you became one of my regulars when I was feeling under the weather. Leaving encouraging comments to help me recover.

    Your right this blogging taken on a spirit of its own, and I find myself relishing the moment I can spend on line with everybody. Thank you so very much for considering me as part of your community.

  8. Ditto what Eric S. said.
    JihadGene

  9. Thank you, Vix. I forget how I found you (or maybe that it’s just that I haven’t slept much this week lol) but I’m so very glad I did. You have such a great heart, and so much strength and creativity… how could I not luvs ya!

  10. Vixen, thanks a lot. You words and pictures are inspiring and touch the heart, and I am so touched and feel honored to be part of the light you’ve shared. Thanks so much Vixen for shining your light to us. I hope someday I can give you a warm hug, but for now, I share with you prayers for you and your family.

  11. Aw, thanks Vixen. Gratefully received.

  12. DJ

    Vixen, you are perhaps the most gracious blogger ever! The first time I saw your entrecard avatar I knew I had to visit and will continue to do so. Thank you for your kind words and I wish you continuous peace!

  13. You are so wonderful, I linked vie EC to my newest blog, hope you’ll check it out. Love ya!

  14. What a lovely award. Just goes to show, our online friends can truly become ‘real’ friends.

  15. Lee

    Vixen, thank you very much. I’m a little behind in my blogging duties, so I apologize for not acknowledging this sooner. I hope that things have settled down for you.

  16. Oh my! Another award? Thank you so much. The blogosphere really is amazing.
    I just found you recently, and you were at your low. I’m glad you are feeling a little bit better and I hope it will be just highs from now on :o)
    ((hugs))

  17. You know, that award looks perfect on your page! It warms my heart to see it being passed on. I will have to check out your links here!

    Thank you for passing it to me!

  18. Thank you so much, Vixen.
    Your birthday camping trip looks fabulous, by the way!

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