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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Straight From My Heart - to You!

I posted once before, but since my follower list has grown so much, I thought it might be nice to share again over the holiday season. At the risk of sounding sappy and tacky...I would like to say:

For all of you who have opened your hearts, and lives to each of us. For all of you who have been such inspiration and support to me since my blog began. For all of you who have taught, shared, counseled, cried and prayed with me....I thank you. My blog is my special place...a safe place where I come, to feel the warmth that your friendship brings my heart. My life is richer with you all in it!

Dear Lord,
Every single evening As I'm lying here in bed,
This tiny little Prayer
Keeps running through my head:

God bless all my family
Wherever they may be,
Keep them warm and safe from harm
For they're so close to me.

And God, there is one more thing
I wish that you could do;
Hope you don't mind me asking,
Please bless my computer too.

Now I know that it's unusual
To Bless a motherboard,
But listen just a second
While I explain it to you, Lord.

You see, that little metal box
Holds more than odds and ends;
Inside those small compartments
Rest so many of my friends.

I know so much about them
By the kindness that they give,
And this little scrap of metal
Takes me in to where they live.

By faith is how I know them
Much the same as you.
We share in what life brings us
And from that our friendships grew.

Please take an extra minute
From your duties up above,
To bless those in my address book
That's filled with so much love.

Wherever else this prayer may reach
To each and every friend,
Bless each e-mail inbox
And each person who hits 'send'.

When you update your Heavenly list
On your own Great CD-ROM,
Bless everyone who says this prayer
Sent up to

I won't be back blogging again until after the new year...but I will be thinking of you guys!
I WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR...2010 is just around the corner, and full of possibilities and new beginnings!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

what special words....what a special lady....

Unknown said...

And a safe and happy new year to you too :)

Unknown said...

What a neat poem and so very appropriate. I don't think I've ever read that one before.
The best to you and your family Tootsie in the coming new year. Thanks for being a friend!

artis1111 said...

Keep saft and warm till you are back with us. We love you too, our dearest Tootsie. ☼☼♥♥☼☼ Kathy

artis1111 said...

Keep saft and warm till you are back with us. We love you too, our dearest Tootsie. ☼☼♥♥☼☼ Kathy

Lori said...

See you when you get back! Have a safe New Year!!!

squawmama said...

Just beautiful Tootsie... Have a safe and wonderful New Year... Love YA


Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! Tootsie you just the sweetest friend to bless us all. We all love you sweet girl!

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

Anonymous said...

The garden you have pictured above is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

kclily said...

Tootsie, Thank you for hosting Fertilizer Friday and all you do for the blogging community. Wishing you a bountiful flower garden in 2010.

Lynette said...

What a sweet sentiment! From one cyber friend to another - Happy New Year Tootsie!

What would we do without our computers and connections to each other?

Have a safe one!

Tootsie said...

if anyone wants to use this prayer on their blog or whatever...feel free to copy and paste it!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I remember this the first time you posted it, and I loved getting to read it again. It is a wonderful post to re-publish. I'm so thankful that I've had the opportunity to get to know you through blogging. Happy 2011! laurie

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you my sweet Tootsie girl!! I love your poem and thank you for including us in your good thoughts and prayers. Such wonderful gifts! I pray you and your family enjoy a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2010! I am looking forward to learning more from your amazing blogs!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Thanks for sharing!!!! Happy New Year!!!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Thanks for sharing!!!! Happy New Year!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Tootsie, your prayer is perfect and one that I will also say. I so cherish your friendship and kindness and look forward to next year with even more friendships that deepen and develope. Have a great week. Hugs, Marty

Sylvia said...

What sweet words...Happy New Year to you too and see ya when you get back.

Sandra said...

Oh girl, feeling sentimental here. I love love your blog and I'm so glad that I stumbled upon you awhile back. :) Feeling sappy here. Thank you so much for posting that prayer. So beautiful.

Sonia said...

Hi Tootsie,

You are a bright spot in the bloggie world..I love flowers and gardening with a little bit of house stuff mixed in and your blog is always one of my favorites to read. Thanks for all the encourgement you have given me with your sweet comments this year. Happy New Year my friend. Love the poem! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Justine said...

{{{{{{Toots}}}}} Love you girl!

Justine :o )

Ann Summerville said...

I stopped by your blog today. Beautiful pictures and thoughtful words.

trash talk said...

You're a sweetheart my friend!
See you in 2010!

momstheword said...

Cute poem! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year, my friend!

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Tootsie~
What a lovely poem!
Looking forward to your 2010 posts.
Happy New Year!

Deborah said...

I have not seen this before and thank you for posting it again!
I say prayers for my bloggy friends all the time! I love your prayer! It says it all!
I am wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!!

Val said...

I love this prayer! So fitting. Happy New Year! P.S. Can we copy?

Becca's Dirt said...

Great poem. It says it all. Back at ya Tootsie. I'm ready for a great year,spring and lots of pretty gardens.

Nutty Gnome said...

Great poem and I totally agree with it!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas - and may you have a happy, healthy 2010 :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I find it amazing that I've made so many friends through blogging, including you!
Have a nice week with your family!

Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

Tootsie - I've just found you on Blotanical. My friend sent me that same poem by email this Christmas and I forwarded it on to many others also. Look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

9405018--Pat said...

What a beautiful poem....Toostsie..I'm looking forward to your awesome Blog for next year! Thanks for sharing....and Happy New Year!
Pat H

Pinky said...

Hi Tootsie!!!! It was SOOOO good to hear from you over on my RMS post! I haven't been to your blog lately and I apologize. I won't bore you with excuses:):) Hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you too! XO, Pinky

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey sweet girl...I'm talking you and commenting at the same thats blogging girl...Hope you have a GREAT New Years...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Enjoy your holidays, Glenda. Thanks for these beautiful words...Christine

Autumn Belle said...

Happy New Year 2010! Do enjoy yourself during the holidays. Rest and relax too.

The JR said...

Sorry I'm late on posting. No computer at home. The only computer nerd on the planet that doesn't own a computer.

Love you girl. Enjoy your blog and all the comments you leave on mine.

Happy New Year.

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed your blog this year.Thanks for sharing with us, and for being the special person that you are. I look forward to the new year and learning much more about gardening from you.
May your New Year bring you much health, happiness and lots of fun.

Rhondi said...

Wishing you a healthy and prosperous new year. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Hugs, Rhondi

"Blossom" said...

Toots, I just can not imagine my life without you in it! So Happy New Year girlfriend and I wish only happiness for you in the new year! And you in my life more in 2010.

Together We Save said...

You are so sweet!! Thanks for sharing with us. I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Moore Minutes said...

Beautifully said. You truly are a SWEET HEART!!! I hope you had a lovely holiday.

Sassy said...

I loved those words in that poem and I feel that way as life has been so crazy these last few months and I haven't been able to blog like I would like to and I am afraid all my blogging friends will forget about me......thank you for always being so sweet....MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS......hugs♥

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Tootsie-
I hope you aren't buried under Feet of Snow and if you are that you are warm and safe and had a Merr Christmas.

My Galveston Cottage said...

Here's wishing you a very bright and happy 2010!!!

Laura said...

Oh Tootsie- this is wonderful. But then everything is that you post.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year. You have been such a supportive blog friend to so many of us.


I can't wait to hear what you have planned for your garden this spring.

Alice Grace said...

Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Maureen said...

I just popped in to wish you a Happy New Year. Little did I know how you would move me. I feel blessed to know you.

Hoping all your dreams come true in 2010.

Carol............. said...

Thank for the warm and special words.
Have a Peaceful and Happy New year!

The Muse said...

HUGS from a sister of faith...may the blessings fill your glass this year...most abundantly!

PS my dear...I hope you can visit one of the blogs...LOL...
Do you get an error message or what actually is or is not happening? is down for upgrades right now...
so you can try the

ok, now that I have cheaply and blatantly BEGGED to have you visit (lol)..I pray you can log on! LOL

linda may said...

No... No... not sappy at all. Beautiful Tootsie an so is your heart. Thank You for sharing.

Jean said...

Tootsie - what a lovely prayer. Thank you.
I love your blog. I was a single mother of a "bunch" also - if you do as well with your kids as you obviously do with your beautiful flowers and plants, they are very lucky to have you as their mom.
Happy New Year! See you in 2010 - wait! It's 2010 already - how did that happen?

Darla said...

Missing you!!

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Happy New Year!!! Hope you and your family are doing well!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a beautiful post and prayer. Thank you so much for sharing this. I feel the same about everyone that has been so sweet and kind to me everyday.
Happy New Year

onlymehere said...

Tootsie: Your blog makes me feel safe and warm too! I hope you're having a good new year and that the stresses of last year have all passed. I'm so grateful for blogging buddies like you! Be safe as you drive those icey roads to all those hockey games!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Glenda, I just love this poem! Very well said.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving Christmas wishes. I was so pleased to see your comment. I wish you a very blessed New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome site, I had not come across earlier in my searches!
Carry on the wonderful work!