Thursday, October 11, 2012

Birthday/Blogiversary

Seven years ago I gave myself a blog for my birthday.  I carved out this space for myself so I could have a place to explore my own creativity without spending a cent.  I'm so glad I did because you all have enriched me with your own experiences, encouraged me through trials I could not have imagined at that time, blessed me in ways I never could have imagined, made me laugh, made me cry, taught me things, showed me beauty I didn't know existed. I'm so grateful for each of you who share on your own pages and by visiting mine.

 I've been blessed to meet some of you face to face.  Without exception each blogger I've met has exceeded my expectation in terms of how wonderful they are in person.  I hope the future allows for the opportunity to meet more of you face to face. 

Now, if I may ask a very serious favor of everyone...while I am celebrating good and happy things Friday, a good friend of Calypso's is undergoing surgery to remove an aggressive malignant tumor near his brain stem.  Doctors have said it has already begun to spread to his spine.  It's a terrifying thing for anyone to face but it seems especially frightening for someone so young. He's a smart, funny, caring young man.  I know both he and his family would appreciate prayers, good thoughts, any positive energy on his behalf and I would as well.


19 comments:

Craig said...

Happy Birthday 2U! Glad you were born, and glad you started this blog. I'm also glad I met you, and I'm grateful for such friendship as we've been able to form. Sorry the F2F didn't work out; there's always Heaven. . .

And you can assure your young friend of my prayers on his behalf. . .

Brian Miller said...

wow...cool...hitting 4 years next week so i am a relative newbie it seems...smiles....dont know too many that last 7 years...happy blogoversary!

Hilary said...

Best, healing thoughts to your daughter's friend. Happy 7 wonderful years to you.

(thanks for the mention in the previous post.) :)

Beach Bum said...

My prayers to Calypso's friend.


I carved out this space for myself so I could have a place to explore my own creativity without spending a cent.

On a slightly funny note, at least to me, I still remember my wife asking me not long after I started my site if this "blogging" cost any money.

Sailor said...

Happy birthday, happy blog-versary!

So sorry to hear of Calypso's friend, prayers being asked

Kat said...

Hope you have a lovely and wonderful birthday!

And of course, prayers for Calypso's friend!

Stephen Hayes said...

How very sad, and I'll send all my positive energy in his direction.

Dave said...

Positive thoughts to the young man, wishing him every success with his medical treatment Michelle. Congratulations with your blog. I have enjoyed your entries - sometimes sad and often funny. Keep it up as long as you feel inspired - Dave

Other Mary said...

Happy Anniversary, and I'll definitely send some prayers for Calypso's friend.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Seven years! Let's see... that puts you almost a year ahead of me. Happy blogiversay!

And definitely, warm, healing thoughts to your daughter's friend.

Daryl said...

keeping good thoughts for this young man's surgery and complete recovery .. good vibes going to his surgeon and or staff ...

and mazel tov on 7th great blog years, which in people years is still only 7 .. and since you gave this blog unto yourself on your birthday, that means today is your birthday .. happy birthday to you and many more!!!!

haphazardlife said...

Seven years... my how time flies. Here's to seven more.

Sending positive vibes to Calypso's friend.

Craver Vii said...

Happy Blogiversary, and more than that... Happy Birthday!! Let's see, what can I say about my dear Lime for her birthday: You are one TWISTED individual!! (lol) I love the way you make me laugh and challenge me to think. Thank you for taking us through the high times as well as allowing us to travel with you through the low times. I appreciate how you enrich the lives of those around you.

Yes, I will pray for Calypso's friend. May the Lord guide the surgeon's hand and remove this young man from harm's way. And may God bring peace and thanksgiving to all who are involved.

Uncle Skip, said...

Praying the surgery goes well and for a good prognosis.

I started blogging about the time I stopped smoking. I'm not sure the world is any better off.

Uncle Skip, said...

Oh, yeah... Happy Blogoversary!

~Dragonfly~* said...

My thoughts and heartfelt prayers heading his way....

And I'd like to be one of those people you add to list of having met. I feel blessed to have had the delight of reading you.

~Tim said...

Happy b-day. I'm sending you a virtual cake with trick candles that relight when you try to blow them out. And sending positive energy to Calypso's friend.

Bijoux said...

You are a very special blogger and I'm glad to have gotten to know you over the past years. Can't even remember how I stumbled upon Limedom!

Prayers being said.......

Suldog said...

Prayer said, of course. And Happy Birthday/Blogiversary! I, too, have met many wonderful people via my blog, and you are among the most wonderful of them all.