Friday, December 23, 2011


Ok, now I am getting excited!  I admit I am a child at heart.  I love Christmastime, and in the world I live in folks are so nice!  Some of the comments and wishs and emails I have recieved have moved me to tears. 
Do you know that many who have  not experienced this bloggers world of ours, find it difficult to believe?  I have even heard some scoffing over the past couple of years, that people just are not that nice.  NOT really, they say! 
Well, yes they are.  YES they are!

From all over the world I have met folks.  People from all walks of life.  Some rich, and some with very little..but they wear their beautiful hearts on their sleeves.
Some of you have simply given me a piece of your heart...and I want you to know that I treasure it.

I have found that I love and care for folks I will never, ever meet.  Beautiful people who have been there for me in times of poor health,
times of sadness,
shared in my worry over my children and their trials in these tough times, and tried to help with advice and moral support!

Sent me a beautiful hand made Teddy Bear, asked if I was alright when I didn't sound like myself,
Asked about my daughter who had breast cancer (she is doing wonderfully.)  I don't talk about it because I cannot.  It is still almost too much to think about.

You don't know me, but you show me your hearts and the goodness in your souls.

You all add to my life in a way I never believed possible.  I have watched some of you suffer through operations, illnesses, lost of spouses, children, your dear pets.  And the list goes on.

I know all of you feel the same as I do.  We are all so alike and yet so different, but what we share is this wonderful world of "caring"...our blogging world.
Thank you!
 Thank you for being there for me..for allowing me into your lives and sharing your worlds with me.
I learn from all of you every day!
We are all blessed to have one another.

Merry Christmas and I love you all very much!


  1. You are so sweet, Mona! I'm sending warm Christmas wishes to you and your family.

    Merry Christmas from Oklahoma!

  2. I too have had people say that Blog friends are not real. I try to tell them that my blog friends are often more caring, thoughful and kind then most of the people I meet in real life.

    I have found so many good ideas, good recipes, good gifts, good people from blogland.

    We know the truth. That is all that matters. I am so happy I found my friends out there. I am also happy for the ones I get to actually meet in you!

    I wish you a wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas!

  3. We start already today on Christmas eve :-)

    Have a Good Yule!

  4. Happy Holidays Mona! May your Christmas Day be merry and bright!!

    Lori Lynn

  5. Those who do not understand the joy of getting to know someone you've never met, are missing one of the best things ever to come out of "technology". We have a treasure that only other bloggers understand. We are truly blessed to have ventured into this world of friends just waiting to be found. I am glad I have found you!

    Merry Christmas, my sweet friend!


    Mellodee (and the gang)

  6. You, dear lady have been a bright light in my life!!!

    God bless and enjoy your Christmas with your beautiful childlike heart!!!

  7. Knowing you has been a blessing to me my friend! It was so easy for us to make we are kindred spirits, both young at heart and enjoying life! I'm wishing you the very Merriest Christmas and a holiday filled with all of God's blessings! Warm hugs, Diane

  8. Such a sweet sweet gal. Merry Christmas to you - have a blessed Christmas.

  9. Your words were so special and expressed in such a meaningful way. I thank you for being so nice to visit my little blog and leave such sweet comments. You remember that Diane from Lavender Dreamer, you and I are kindred spirits in our love of our special dolls. Look forward to seeing more from each of you. Have a wonderful Christmas with all those you love!!!! -------Shannon

  10. Mona, you are so sweet. I want to wish you and your loving family a joyous Christmas and may God continue showering you with his grace and blessings.
    Hugs, Sue

  11. I love your Christmassy pictures, Your words ring so true. Blogging friends are certainly unique and I'm so pleased you found me to add to your list.

    I tried and tried to get on your blog yesterday but Blogger denied me access... saying your blog (and one other) was closed to new bloggers. Stupid, huh? Anyway, all seems well today.

    Wishing you, your family, and the bear a very happy Christmas.

  12. Happy Christmas Mona, You deserve all the kindnesses because you are so open and people just run to you.... smile.
    Have a wonderful day.

    Blessings, Star

  13. Mona we have never met...probably never will but you are part of my world. Blogs are like that and they bring people together who would never have the opportunity to know each other.I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your pretty house.
    I consider you FRIEND. Glad Sandy is much better!
    Merry Christmas to a very sweet lady whose warmth and goodness comes right across on these pages.

  14. As always, your pour your loving heart out into the world, and WHO, I ask, could not love you in return??? This is such a beautiful post, Mona and a testimony to the tremendous spirit that you are. How I admire and love you!
    Now, stand ready, while I prepare to give you one of my most special hugs xoxoxo There! How was that? Hope it lasts till the new year :) I saw the skating boot :)

  15. Wishing you a Merry Christmas dear girlie......and prayers for your daughter too.....


  16. Merry Christmas, Mona! Your have a beautiful, lovely family and I hope your holiday was fabulous!
    P.S. I miss our emailing each other, I will have to email you soon. Maybe you will make a mistake again and email me, thinking it's Gloria at Happy to Be, and then I can answer you again! LOL! ;)


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