Friday, June 11, 2010


Blogland...a land where earth angels dwell...

Over a year ago, I met Dawn from A COTTAGE STATE OF MIND. I was a fairly new blogger and doing a lot of writing at that time, just stories of my early marriage to my first husband of 43 years who died of cancer in 1997.
Dawn was loving and so encouraging of all of my efforts. There were other blogger friends like Dawn, but then something happened.
I became very ill resulting in a serious surgery. This was in September 2009. For the next few months I slowly got better..and stronger. At my family and I were concerned and a bit frightened.
Earlier this year...for some unknown reason, one day I began to go back, and back in Dawns blog. Suddenly there in front of me was my name and this beautiful angel that you see above!

All those months..and I never knew. I never knew!

She asked for prayers for me...
I was overwhelmed at her post... for me...and the things she said. I still am. How blest I am to have met this very caring person. They say there are angels among us... :) I believe that!

Today, finally, I got my wish. My wish was that I could hug this lovely lady in person..and thank her for all her prayers and kindness's to me over the past year. She is exactly the same in person as she is on her blog. Soft spoken, warm and loving.

Dawn brought me these sweet offerings! She knows I love rooster...but she also knows..

I love CHERRIES! :)

This is her precious family. Nick (handsome and sweet!) Her daughter, Angie who is an absolute hoot! (My personal angel, Dawn) :) And, Jesse! What a sweet young man Jesse is!

These are two wonderful parents...loving and caring who are raising two of the dearest young people! I was proud to meet them!
To me "cottage" means warm and cozy and that is exactly what Dawn is like!!

Thank you for coming to see me, Dawn, and for making my wish come true!
Blogging is so rewarding..and adds so much to my life.

Love and hugs,


  1. Dawn is the name of my deceased sister, And I'm confident every day that she is an angel to me. So happy you met yours in person! What a lovely post.

  2. I am so glad to hear that you had the opportunity to reconnect with Dawn and meet her and her lovely family in person!! Yes, I do believe that there are angels who walk among us, and Dawn is one indeed!!

    Susan and Bentley

  3. How lovely, Mona!! It's so wonderful to hear all the sweet stories of blogger-to-blogger kindness and caring. And to MEET someone who has thought of you so often and had you in her prayers---that's a great blessing.

  4. I love this Mona!
    How cool that you and Dawn got to meet! What a fun day that must have been.
    This is such a sweet story and meeting fellow bloggers is such a treat!
    So when are you coming to see me in Wisconsin? You have a standing invite!
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Mona,
    So glad for you. I love my blog, too. I have met so many nice people, like you! I love the goodies that Dawn brought you.
    Have a nice weekend.

  6. thank you for haring this lovely heartfelt story...bloggers are the most amzing people aren't they? So happy you got to meet your special friend :)

  7. Such a thrill to meet a fellow blogger.. one who has cared about you and prayed for you.. how special this meeting must have been.. she is lovely along with her family. What a blessing she is to blog land.. hugs ~lynne~

  8. What a wonderful post Mona! It's not every day we get to meet an Earth Angel and you are so lucky to have met yours in Dawn. Thank you for sharing this with all of us...and Dawn it was nice 'meeting' you and your family through Mona. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend...Maura :)

  9. Good Morning fun you finally got to meet Dawn and her wonderful she not a soft spoken and kind...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  10. I´m so glad that You got to meet her! It´s amazing how much people one never met can mean to us in life!
    Have a great day now!

  11. What a special, precious friendship you have! Glad you two finally met up!

  12. I think one of the neatest things is getting to meet someone from blogland. I've got a pretty big list, some in states far away, but I'm never giving up hope. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story!

    Warmly, Nancy

  13. How wonderful to meet your own special angel! She is lovely and has a beautiful family! I know she is a blessing to you...just as you are a blessing to me! ♥

  14. Sweet Mona...

    I can't even begin to tell you how blogging has enriched my many dear and WONDERFUL women I have "met"'s hard to believe that girlies I have never met can care about me....but I know how much I care about them....women we would never, ever get to know if it weren't for the internet.

    I have "met" Dawn as well....always uplifting and cheery.... She's a sweetheart, I agree...and now I angel too! I'm so happy you two had an opportunity to meet in person....another friendship formed.

    Blessings and huggies to you dear chickie!


  15. Aww. What a story. I'm so glad that you got to meet one of your blogging friends in person and her family. I know I have been away from blogging for awhile, but I do hope your doing ok.

  16. Hello Mona, I'm home! Your photos turned out wonderfully! This is the only family photo we got our whole vacation. Everyone was always going in different directions.

    Thank you so much for having us. It was such a special day. The kids talk about it like they've known you for ever. You and Howard were both such sweet and gracious hosts. I'll email the photo of the men when I get a chance. I'll never forget watching you ride that bike! Please tell your family we really appreciated the lunch and cookies.
    Big Hugs,

  17. what a wonderful story of a warm and kind new friendship.It is so touching you just never know where lifes path will take you iam so glad you got to meet in person .Its just heart warming to read there are good people in this world of ours


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