30 October 2009

A Sense of Community

Over the last few days I have been overwhelmed by the kindness of the online community. All the words of support have been a welcome comfort - both from established friends and from wonderful new friends. I am still waiting for the definitive word on Simon's tumours. When I know the final results, I will post about it.

I would be remiss if I didn't single out one person in particular - Gaylen. Not only did she bestow upon me the Nemo's Award, she also wrote a lovely entry on her blog, asking for fellow animal lovers to send out positive karma to Simon. Fittingly, the award is "a dedication for those who love blogging and love to encourage friendships through blogging" and it requires that I "write the reason why I love blogging."

I have come to realize that blogging has introduced me to a wonderful community of like-minded individuals - women who share a passion for the same things that I enjoy. Not only that, but the people that I have made contact with through blogging are some of the kindest, warm-hearted ladies. I am truly lucky.

16 comments:

Sher said...

That is why I swung by, to see if there was any more news. Hang in there. We are all here for you in spirit. (hugs)

Christy Sews said...

I am sending extra positive thoughts your way re: Simon. I've been in your position, so I understand. We'll be thinking about Simon.

Sigrid said...

Hope all goes well with Simon. Best wishes.

Linda T said...

I'm nervous for you. Waiting is always hard for me. I'm sendng vibes for good news!

Carol said...

Like the others, I thought of you today as I was taking care of Molly, who was feeling a little under the weather. She had a tick on her belly this morning(it's tick season) and even though I checked her last night and she had not been outside since yesterday afternoon, it was there. I missed it and it had been on her all night. DH has taken her to the beach for a swim, but I know she will want me to send her good wishes as well as mine. Take care of each other.

gwensews said...

Hoping all goes well for Simon.

Claire S. said...

The waiting is so hard, Shannon, I've been there too. I hope all goes well with Simon.

Dharma said...

Friends are the support that help us get through the rough spots in life. Give Simon a hug and a little scratch behind the ears from me!! Keep us posted.

Maggie said...

Hi Shannon,
It's nice to know that our words of encouragement help you. I was so attached to my dogs as I know you are with Simon. Maybe it's the unconditional love that they give but I can't think of anyone going through what you are without filling up. It's a rough time. hang in there.
Marguerite

Helen said...

Positive karma and best wishes to Simon from Jesse, Angel, Charlie and Winnie

Sheila said...

One of my 3 furry children, Darla is 16 years old with a host of problems and hanging in there and want Simon to know like her, he will get through it with continued mega doses of unconditional love.

Sheila said...

One of my 3 furry children, Darla is 16 years old with a host of problems and hanging in there and want Simon to know like her, he will get through it with continued mega doses of unconditional love.

ChickieChirps said...

I'm sending happy and positive thoughts your way. I know exactly how you feel... one of my first dogs died of cancer and I was absolutely devestated. I things turn out a lot better for you and Simon.

Arabella

Rose said...

This online community is awesome and helpful in many ways. I continue to send positive vibes for you and the sewing beagle.

angie.a said...

Oh gosh< i just read far enough back to see your news about Simon. :( I hope he's going to be OK!! I am a crazy dog (and cat) lady too and I will be devastated when my little fur babies go. I'll be thinking good thoughts and sending them your way.

connieB said...

We just got a new dog (7 year old beagle) last month, and already I couldn't imagine life without him. I'll be thinking about you and Simon a lot in the days to come. Best wishes.