Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thank You, Dear Regular Readers!

Regular long-time readers have noticed, I'm sure, that the actual writing content of LabTails significantly decreased about 18 months ago. Oh, to be sure, I tried to keep up with photos of the canine crew and vignettes of our life with them, but I just didn't have the heart to write the way I once had; real-life sucked the wind from my sails and the life from my soul -- it's been tough.  And so it has been for the past two-and-a-half years.

Ahh... but as I noted in yesterday's post, the winds have shifted, and changes are happening -- both in our circumstances and my heart. I'm finally feeling alive again.

Our recent litter, for whatever reason, reminded me of all that's good and right in this world and in our lives. All I need do is glance at the pups to remember that each day brings adventure and fun and things to giggle over and dance about, no matter what the hardships may be.  I can smile still.

And that reminder seems to be restoring my heart and mind and soul. I'm feeling more like myself these days.

And I want to write again (for a writer, that's huge).

So thank you, DRRs, for hanging in there with us.  Thanks for your patience and perseverance while I've waited for "me" to return. :)

It truly is good to be back.  And I'm looking forward to sharing this new season with you (thankfully the last season is behind us).

Here's to grinning and giggling together in the days to come!

'Til next time,


Charlene said...

I'm glad you're back. I love seeing and reading about the adventures of the labs. Animals do help to make us giggle and love life. I know my cat Misty came into my life a couple of years ago when I was going through some health issues and she made me forget my problems and just made me laugh with all her antics. Enjoy the new member of the family and know that your readers are happy you are well.

Mary said...

Joan, it's okay to take time for yourself and recharge your batteries. You and your family have had a lot to deal with and when times are like that, you need to look inward and protect that what is most precious to you. Just know no matter what, you are loved and we your readers will always be here when you need us. : ) Enjoy the energy you get from your puppies (all six of them no matter their age) and draw your strength from their undying love and devotion to you. Giant Hugs are headed your way from Hope and I! : )

kayceebeebee said...

Glad you are feeling better. I always love to read your blog posts. (and see pics of those beautiful dogs!)