Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Milestone

Two years ago on August 19 I sat down without any help
from a fellow blogger, or my kids, and decided to start a blog.
I very quietly tested the waters and with each post gained
a little more confidence and knowledge.

Now, this evening I commemorate the occasion in the same fashion.
Quietly reflecting on the lessons I've learned, the precious
friendships I've made, and the impact this blogdom has had on my life.

No fanfare - no giveaway at this time, just me remembering.
I reflect most of all on those friendships formed that were unimagined
and unexpected; the intimacy and trust, the fears, self doubt,
joy and laughter shared with these strong women who are now
so much a part of my everyday life.

So it's just me in the celebration tonight.
Toasting my good fortune and the blessings
that have come my way because of this small
space known as oldgreymare.

My most heartfelt thank you to everyone who has joined me,
once, several times, or every week. Every visit is a gift.

I celebrate you.



Ellie said...

Toasting you and your gifts to the blogging community~ I am happy I found you and will be by more often.
Sinus infection has kept me from commenting! Cheers and Congrats on your milestone! Cherish the is a wonderful, world to be part of~

Becca said...

Imagine, in this big world of blogging I find someone that lives right here in my home town. Glad I found Old Grey Mare. Congratulations.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Congrats Dear Suzan
All who know you feel lucky indeed to be part of your blogging world.. Plenty of time for fanfare.. enjoy your quiet reflection for now!!

Thanks for being such a great inspiration and blogging buddy.. xxx Julie here to many more years!!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Aw so well said Suzan!
I'm very glad to have found you here in your corner of the blogging neighborhood as I still like to call it and I love what you have to share, your gorgeous true style and personality!
Congratulations on your milestone!!
xoxo~ Carola

jojo said...

Congrats on your blogaversary!! I'm so glad our bloggy paths have crossed and look forward to getting to know you better...

erin said...

i'll drink to that! you know i love to visit here at your little slice of bloggy. cheers, sweety!

Jules said...

It's too early to toast you back, maybe around noon I will. :) I enjoy reading your blog and like you, feel comments are smiles in blogville.

You have a great day, I'll be back :D

Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! I love how you quietly celebrated your milestone...very classy:)

Razmataz said...

Suzan, You should be celebrating with Pink champagne.!

Your blog is lovely and I enjoy all your posts and photos and especially the peeks into your fabulous home.

Blog friends are wonderful. Sometimes it is too complicated to open up to people, but certain blog people just lend an ear and support when you need it, and have been though enough themselves to know when you hurt and send a hug your way. You are one of those lovely and genuine bloggers with no agenda other than being real an honest.


Tina Eudora said...

Hey Suzan! Yah and a big congratulations on your journey so far.
I too had no idea about blogging or what to do when I got here a few months back but it has been a wonderful trip so far because of sweet people like yourself.
Here's to many, many more years of fun and friendship in this unique world! Have a wonderful day.
Tina xo

Claudia said...

Congratulations! We are blessed by your presence in the blogging world.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Congrats, Suzan. I am relatively new to the blogging world and am thrilled with all the doors and windows it has opened up in my life. So many amazing lives out there to celebrate, and you are one of them. So glad you are there!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Second Birthday Suzan!

E. Charlotte said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! I couldn't be happier after starting mine, less than a year ago. I have loved meeting people like you!

Anonymous said...

My first year of blogging rolled by with these same gentle thoughts - so grateful for 'jumping in'.

Congratulations, Suzan!

Theresa said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great way to celebrate... reflecting on what blogging really has meant to you. It has become a part of my life in a way that I never could have imagined. I am so glad to call you friend, enjoy the quiet! Theresa xo

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Cheers Suzan!!!! For many, many more
friendships and

June said...

I for one, am so glad that you sat yourself down and started your blog that night!!! It has been such a joy to know you and to love you!
Now for that bowl problem you have...hmmmm?

Olive Cooper said...

Congrats Suzan and well stated. Have a lovely weekend. olive♥

Robyn said...

Such a SWEET post Suzan, from a SWEET LADY! I'm so happy I found you! ;-)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I am so happy you started blogging.
What would I do without my oldgreymare!!!!

You have one of the biggest hearts in blogland and I'm so privileged to call you my friend.

Anonymous said...


This was tear jerking as I read it. It was tears of happiness for you and tears of sadness for the circle of friends that are having difficulty in their lives right now.

I toast with you as I drink my tea. Congrats and happy blogging!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very well is a unique and special "place". I'm glad that you are here.

Malisa said...

Cheers to a beautiful post!


Pooch Morning Glory said...

cheers to you!!
~laura x