This is a reflection on who I met and what I enjoyed most about the A-Z Challenge issued by Arlee Bird over @tossing it out for the month of April. Arlee is the reason all this has happened, and I am forever changed because of meeting him.
The list of writers, poets, and photographers listed below are in no way in order of favorites, as everyone I have met in this challenge is a favorite of mine. I am only listing a few, but please know that I am thankful for each and every one of you that participated in the challenge issued from Arlee @tossing it out!
Let's take for instance Yvonne @Welcome To My World of Poetry. She has a remarkable way of writing poetry and pulling you in. She is a wonderful commentor who never fails to make me feel like I did a good job on my piece for the day. I have enjoyed her posts ever so much, and feel like I made a new friend in her as well. Yvonne, you are a peach.
Of course I have to talk about Gregg @Gospel Driven Disciples. This has been such a sweet reunion of families, I can't even begin to tell you how sweet it is. Gregg and his wife are old "Best Friends" to my parents and their children and my brother and I grew up together, for awhile anyway. We were a tight knit group, who did everything together it seemed. Us kids played all sorts of games together, went skating in the cul-de-sac, the girls and I made mud pies and pretended to cook wonderful food under the Walnut tree, we even hunted for blue belly lizards together. God used this challenge to bring us back together again, and I am forever grateful! Gregg is a wonderful writer with a wealth of knowledge that astounds me every time I read something he has written. Gregg, so glad to know you all over again.
Rae over @Porch Ponderings with Rae always has a sweet comment to make on my blog post, she is a wonderful writer herself i,f I may say so. She certainly has a witty way of writing, that is for sure, as I have enjoyed reading many of her posts. Rae, I am so happy to have met you.
Leo over @Symphony is a wonderful poet who I am better off for knowing. I cannot wait to read more of his stuff in the future. Leo, glad to have met you.
The Alliterative Allomorph is wonderful at alliteration, and that is the understatement of the year. She can just turn a phrase like no one else, and I have enjoyed her posts very much. She is someone I can see myself returning to on a more regular basis, as what she writes is very interesting indeed. Happy to have met you.
Ron @The Old Geezer Blog is such a sweetie. He has been a wonderful cheerleader for this challenge, and has worked hard to read and comment often. Wonderfully glad to have met you Ron.
Over at Bry's place @trying to reason, I have found some hilarious posting going on. She has done a wonderful job and is a joy to read as well. So very happy to have met you Bry.
Fifi @Fifi's Flowers has posted some absolutely lovely pictures from Paris. She is a wonderful blogger and I do so enjoy her Virual tour of Paris she has been doing this month of April. Such beautiful and exquisite paintings she has shared as well as some very wonderful looking photos of food and settings. I have so enjoyed living vicariously through your wonderful posts of Paris.
Bud @B-e-ing Transformed is a wonderful friend. He is so honest and open in his writing, and I so enjoy that. He is a sweetie and has read and commented on many of my posts and I thank him for that! Bud so glad to have you as a friend and a brother.
Wanda @The Watered Soul is a sweetie and I feel I made another good friend in her. I have so enjoyed the comments she has made and also reading her wonderful posts. So very glad to have met you Wanda.
The writings and reviews over at Alex J. Cavanaugh's place are over the top great. Alex is a wonderful writer as well as someone who makes an awesome effort to comment on my humble blog. Thanks Alex, I am glad to have made your acquaintence.
Ellie over at Ella's Edge is just as sweet as can be. She has such a wonderful blog, you just have to go see for yourself. Ellie, thanks so much for all the commenting and encouraging you did on my blog posts, it has been so nice getting to know you.
I have to say that one of my favorite finds has been Ruby over @Blabbin' Grammy. She is such a sweetie, who has so much to share. Her stories of days gone by are wonderfully detailed and take you right to the place and time she is talking about. Reading her posts is like sitting at her kitchen table having a muffin and a wonderful visit with her. It feels like I found another Grandma in her, and I will definitely be keeping in touch. Ruby, you are a breath of fresh air and I am so glad to call you a friend.
I have met so many wonderful people and for that I am grateful. Arlee probably had no idea how big this challenge would grow to be, but I am forever in his debt because of it. The people I have met are all wonderful and I feel like because of this challenge, I have a much bigger circle of friends to share life with. I also feel I have become a better writer as well. I have a larger group of blogs to follow and comment on, but that is a good thing, for I say you can never have too many friends, now enemies...that is something entirely different. I have made no enemies here, just wonderful friends and I thank you for enriching my life even more.
I am sending out a BIG Thankyou to all who participated in this Challenge not just to the ones named above...THANKYOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY EVER LOVIN' PEA PICKIN' HEART! Take a minute and give yourselves a well deserved round of applause, you certainly deserve it.
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and With the help of God, I will do." ~Everette Hale