This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One Year Blog Anniversary

One year ago tonight, I posted my first words on my blog. 
Some celebrate with  give aways
 been chosen to write in magazines
 profiled on other blogs
 become published
promoted
and made money.

This last year
I have become closer with my family.
I chronicled the first year
of our Father's battle
with Dementia/Alzheimer's
living away from the family
in a nursing home.

I have received wonderful support
from total strangers
who have become
loyal friends
who come to visit me daily
bringing humor, advice, prayers and support.

Generous nurses,
helping me understand.
Interesting writers,
those seeking to be
and published ones.
Writers who have become friends
and encouraged me.
Creative and talented people
who are crafty,
ingenious,
take beautiful photographs,
paint beautiful paintings,
share delicious recipes
and poetry
that makes me cry.

 Share their life stories,
bear their souls
and give me
perspective.

They share stories of
spouses, children
and pets.

Thank you to all
who have
inspired
touched
helped
prayed
influenced
shared
befriended
shared meals
shared secrets
shared grief
shared joy
shared births
shared triumphs
shared challenges,
knowledge
humor
frugality
and fun.

I look forward to
another year
with all of you.
Thank you
from the bottom
of my heart.


13 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your world with us, and for being a part of mine.
Love you loads!

Mari said...

Happy Bloggoversary! I'm so glad I got to know you. It's been a joy!

Jeanie said...

It sounds like you have been very successful as a blogger. Congratulations on you 1 year anniversary.

Wander to the Wayside said...

That was beautiful, Donna! Happy anniversary...I'm so glad that we met here in the blogosphere. Your stories about your dad have been bittersweet and a reminder of what I went thru with my own dad, your struggles with life in general are so relateable, and 'our' work with Izzy have made me feel like she's partly mine! Keep on writing, and I'll keep on reading.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy 1st Blogoversary! Many more!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Congratulations on your anniversary; congratulations on paying attention and noticing it had been a year since you started blogging. Any milestone I've passed caught me napping. You have built a strong community for all of us who aspire to expand our writing. Here's to many more posts, new friends and anniversaries to come. xoxo

Betty said...

Congratulations Donna! One year is a milestone. I´m glad I found your blog and hope we can stay long distance friends.

That corgi :) said...

happy blog anniversary! it is amazing how much we do connect with each other through the internet; looking forward to another year with what you will share and write

betty

Melanie said...

Happy 'One Year Blog Anniversary'. I hope this next one will be wonderful for you. :)

Donna B said...

Mari, Rayna, Jeanie, Linda, Debra, Marylinn, Betty and betty, thank you all so very much for your friendship, support and prayers. Your loyalty and regular visits mean more than you will ever know.
I am so honored to know each of you. xoxox Donna

Donna B said...

Hi Melanie: Thank you so much for stopping by and for your well wishes. I look forward to another year and more.

gayle said...

Congrats and I am glad I have gotten to know you!!

septembermom said...

Happy Blogoversary!! What a creative way to celebrate :) I loved it. I enjoy visiting you here.