"It's as if a great bird lives inside the stone of our days and since no sculptor can free it, it has to wait for the elements to wear us down, till it is free to fly." Mark Nepo

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Desiree!

Blog button designed for Desiree by Carol.

In the four years I've been blogging I've met a number of people here whom I've come to consider friends. Women I've never met face to face, but whom I'd be willing to do just about anything for. And much like life in the real world, the virtual world offers a continuous array of new friends just waiting to be met. Often one friend leads to another, which is where I'm headed with this post.

I don't remember how I found her, but I've been reading Carol's laugh-until-you-cry funny blog, Facing 50 With Humor, for months. I look forward to her posts, certain I'll be entertained, and that I'll find something to relate to in her stories of life with hubby and son and mom.

And through Carol, I met Desiree, whose birthday is today. Her blog, Driftwood Ramblings, is both funny, and offers amazing photography as well.

Because we've not had the chance to sit over tea and learn each other's lives, I'm not sure how well Carol and Desiree know each other. But in the tradition of all best friends everywhere, Carol wanted to give Desiree a special gift for her birthday. She designed a blog button for her, and invited Desiree's blog buddies to join in the celebration.

So, Desiree, I wish you the happiest, most joy-filled day ever. May your celebration exceed all expectations. May this year bring wishes come true and more love than your heart can hold.

For those of you reading, I hope you'll give yourself the gift of checking out the blogs of these two lovely women. My friends. You won't be sorry.


Wanda said...

Oh, good...a couple more to add to my list!

Elenka said...

What a sweet post! This blogging world is...well...'mind blogging!!'
The virtual relationships formed are so different from anything I've ever experienced before. I find it very interesting!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful Birthday wish you have given Desiree. I think you spoke for all of us. Thank you. I could not have said it better!! :)
Love and hugs to you!

Wanda..... said...

I just visited Desiree and wished her a Happy Birthday!

DJan said...

I agree that my virtual friends are important in my life. The only reason I won't go over to check them out right now is that I'm already overextended in the blogosphere and travel isn't helping! But I can say Happy Birthday, Desiree, anyway!!

Barb said...

You're right about Blog Friends, Deb. Who would even imagine people we may never meet would be so important to us? I'll definitely visit these two women who are your friends.

Desiree said...

Hi Deb!

I have been completely overwhelmed by the incredible way in which everyone has pulled together, at Carol's instigation (@Facing 50 With Humour) and spurred on by Karen (@Out of my Mind)...I had no inkling all of you were up to something and, from the moment I received an email from Carol this morning alerting me to everything that has happened today, it has been phenomenal! I am truly touched by all of the love, kindness and generosity of spirit that has flowed to me, in abundance, today! THANK YOU so much, Deb, for your part in all of this and for your wonderful birthday message!


Des xoxo

Carol E Wyer said...

Deb what a lovely post this is. You always seem to be able to write exactly the right words.
I'm feeling all soppy today what with all this bloggy love flying around. (and another bottle of extra strong cough mixture...mmmm might be getting addicted to this now :)
I haven't known Desiree very long but in Blogland you make some very good friends who share much of their lives with you. Desiree seems to love blogging so much and all the people she is involved with that it seemed a simple idea to combine the button with her birthday. (She let it slip the other day)
So let it be a warning to everyone who reads my blog or contacts me never divulge your birthday or I might do something mischievous.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I'm going to check them out - then come back to catch up on all of your posts I've missed recently.

Lavinia said...

It is a great pleasure to meet so many nice and great people in this little surprise blog birthday for Desiree. I would surely love to come back and visit here again.

Sarah Allen said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing these links :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

yaya said...

I'm blown away by the number of blogs out there and the wonderful people I've "met" while visting different sites. I wish I had more hours in the day to devote to many more blogs because they are so interesting and inspiring. I'm heading over to visit these new ones now. I trust your taste, so they must be good!

Jessica Nelson said...

Awww! A blog button is sweet. Happy B-day to Desiree!

Donna said...

You are right...wonderful blogs!! I feel like it's MY birthday...thanks for this gift!! Happy Birthday Desiree!!

Katie Gates said...

What a lovely post. I know what you mean about the friendships in the blogosphere. Virtual though they are, they feel every bit as real as the ones I enjoy with my off-line peeps.