Monday, November 30, 2009

Hundreds of Reasons to Smile...

My gosh! For the first time since my Dad's funeral one week ago today, I sit at my computer to find HUNDREDS of emails and loads of comments from all of you.

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Your words were heartwarming, touching and so comforting...I am truly speechless and I cannot describe how giving and beautiful this blog world of ours truly is.

Most of you I have never met in person but I feel like I've known you forever.  Those of you whom I have met, I am so honored to be your friend. And, some of you who live across the world from me, it feels like you live right next door. It's just amazing. YOU are amazing and on behalf of my Dad and the Rougeau Family, I thank each and every one of you for the kind and generous gestures of love and thoughtfulness.

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In the midst of my broken heart, you managed to put a smile on my face and you've pulled me back here...back to my blog...back to my happy place...back to my writing...back to my camera...back to YOU!  Thank you!!!

I hope to continue posting about my Silver Bella trip, that is if you are still along for the ride with me. I think I left off at Welcome Night so the best is still yet to come! Thank you for hanging in there with me...you are the BEST!

I'll see you here again soon...I'm glad to be back ;)

19 comments:

Stephenie said...

I'm so glad to see you did a post.. I've been thinking about you so much... Please know that you are in my thoughts and if you need anything I'm here..
Can't wait to see your posts of Silver Bella..
Stephenie

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Jodie,

So glad to have you back and that you can be in your happy place again. I know exactly what you are saying, having been there.
Lovely that you have a smile on your face, dear friend.
Take care and we look forward to hearing more about your Silver Bella trip.
You are still much in my thoughts and prayers, and lovely to have you back again. You have been missed.

Hugs
Carolyn

vintage girl at heart said...

Hey there sweetie. .I woke up thinking of you today and hoping that you are well and doing okay.
I have missed you and prayed for you and your Family.
I imagine this is a hard time for you and yet you have such a wonderful outlook!
I am always here.. and yes will be on board for some Silver sweetness or whatever you may wanna throw our way..:)!
Have a Blessed Day and Happy December 1st!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

awww Jodie! I love you!!!! :) I am so happy to see you post. Ive missed ya. I cant wait to hear about the rest of Silver Bella! Big hugs

toodles-
sarah

Gypsy Mermaid said...

You know whats weird is when you wrote this I was actually laying in bed and praying for you to be happy and get back to you life and do what you love. God loves you and must listen to me. Your sister must be rubbing off hehehe

Robin Thomas said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Consider yourself hugged please.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Jodie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. I hope you will find peace in the days to come.

And yes of course... you need the blog girls in your life to lift you up! We would LOVE to see more Silver Bella.

xo Heather

NicNacManiac said...

Been thinking about you a lot!! So glad that you dropped us a note!! Would love to go along on you SB ride!!
You are in my thoughts and prayers sweetie...take care!! xOxO Nerina

Linda said...

Jodie,
You're such a treasure and I'm so glad to know you as my blog friend. :) Thanks for the update and I'm looking forward to reading more from you.

You remain in my heart and prayers. ♥
Linda in Illinois

T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Jodie, I am so glad that you took the time you needed to sort things out after losing your father and that now you can find your way back to your happy place. It truly is cathartic to write and share your experiences. We are all looking forward to your wonderful memories of Silver Bella. I've thought about you every day and knew that when the time was right, you would find your way back here. Blessings to you and best wishes always, :) Tammy

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Jodie... I left you a little message on my blog. Hugs to you girlie. xo Heather

Karen said...

Jodie.
You have been in my thoughts more often than you'll ever know. I know it's been a tough time of late - but, brighter days are ahead.
Glad to see you back. And DUH! Of course we are still interested in the SIlver Bella posts!! Don't stop now!!!
Big hugs! Karen

trash talk said...

While I missed you something awful, I am so glad you took the time for yourself. In fact, take all that you need. Don't worry about us...we'll be here when you're ready to start showing the photos of Silver Bella...pinkie swear.
Debbie

Inspired Comblogulations said...

Jodie,
I am glad you are posting. I too have had you on my mind and heart.
It is amazing how blogging makes friends out of strangers. So welcome back.
Lee

Sares said...

I hope you are doing alright Jodie. I'm sure it's been a tough time for your family. Blessings.

Attic Charm said...

Hi Jodie, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing and yet so glad to know that he suffers no more. Glad to hear you found comfort from other bloggers, what a wonderful, supportive community this is!

Wishing you and your family rest and peace-

Laura

Sue said...

Glad to have you back. I've been sending lots of healing thoughts your way. My heart hurts for you.

hugs and blessings,

Sue E.

Alison Gibbs said...

Jodie welcome back. Sometimes getting back into things helps you to cope with such a loss.
Blogland is a wonderful caring place to be.
Take care and my thoughts are with you and the family
Alison

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Welcome back, Jodie! I'll look forward to reading all about Silver Bella!
BIG HUGE Hugs!
Donna