... and with more than a little help from my blog friends :). With so many hanging up their blogging boots in recent months, or thinking of it, I wanted to say a huge, huge thank-you - in case you too are about to disappear without my having a chance to let you know just what your support has meant to me in the last, difficult year.
Every kind comment you left when I was housebound and isolated connected me to something bigger outside of myself and lifted my spirits; every encouraging remark spurred me on to keep pushing through the pain and physio of a long recovery from that broken shoulder. It helped me continue being creative as much as was possible. As you can see, it has been a success - I have virtually full movement back, though the end of range of movement is still a little ouch-y and probably always will be. Truly, you have been a big part of this. And of the many things it has taught me, the one I cherish is the deep knowing of just how much a little word here, a quick comment there, can mean to someone, how strengthening it can be ... So, from the bottom of my heart to the very top of my outstretched arms - thank-you, all of you :).