As we all know, blogging is very special! I started blogging in late June! I never thought I would be a blogger, but more astounding to me is the love and support I have received! When I first pushed “publish” it was scary and then a magical thing happened, people accepted me and cared for me. I found a family here and I truly am grateful!
I guess you would say I am slowly picking up the pieces of my life. I have been back in the states for 6 years but there are still days that are tough and I have to step back, count my many blessings and just keep putting one foot in front of the other! One such day occurred two weeks ago where everything just seemed wrong! I got on the blog and looked through the reader and saw a post by my friend Suzanne apuginthekitchen that said winner of holiday giveaway, I decided to go and check it out. I saw the name Lynz real cooking and I stopped!! It said that I had won the giveaway!! At first I didn’t believe it, so I wrote her and she said it was true!! I was shouting and laughing. It made my day, my week! I will admit it was hard to win and accept this gift, my first reaction was to decline. As I have written, I was rarely allowed to keep gifts. So, receiving this beautiful Farmers board was amazing! It somehow felt like a symbol that I was allowed to enjoy life and be happy! I received it this week and it is beautiful!!
Suzanne from apuginthekitchen is a special person who has supported me since that first day when I dared to write my story! Her blog is full of amazing recipes and lovely lifestyle posts! If you don’t know her please go over and say hi! I want to tell her thank you for such a generous and beautiful giveaway and to tell her it is much more than a Farmers board!
The winner of the giveaway is Lynn who has a wonderful and inspiring blog, Lynz Real Cooking, there are fantastic recipes and her stories of raising 9 children in the Middle East is absolutely amazing. Lynn, I am so happy that you won the board. I will send you an email.