I Thank You

They say time flies by, but I’ve noticed it’s more like a track meet at the long jump competition where they dash to the line and jump an enormous amount of feet in the air.

While some days it feels like time is a perpetual turning on clock hands that never stop, sometimes time flows as swiftly as a river’s current on its way to other places.

Today when I opened up my notifications, this picture greeted me! Four years of blogging! FOUR YEARS!! What? Who? When? Where did four years go?

I thought about where I was four years ago today. Back then, a few days before, I had been released from a week long unexpected hospital stay and was sent home thinking I had the possibility of having something pretty catastrophic wrong with me.

In the wee hours of this anniversary night four years ago, I hid in my closet and somehow figured out how to set up a blog! I was one of those “I’m never going to blog” girls, but sickness and the thought I might not have much time to spare, shifted things very quickly.

I had no idea how to blog, so I bought “WordPress For Dummies” and I figured it out step by step. Pure determination.

So, today I’m going to celebrate the fact that they were wrong about me, that I’m still here, and that I’m so grateful for this blog. I’ve made a lot of friends by blogging and it’s been amazing adventure of creativity and self expression in my writing and photography. To be able to share things with the world is such a gift.

Whatever your part in my journey has been, I thank you. ❤️

43 thoughts on “I Thank You

  1. V September 23, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    Four years is a long time. Congratulations on the anniversary and for sticking with something. I know a lot of people quit over time. But I’ve come to learn, this is a pretty great place to be.

    • Jessica September 23, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Hi!! Thank you so very much!! I really appreciate your comments! I love what you said– it is a great place to be. :)

  2. CarolCooks2 September 23, 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Congratulations a great achievement… Here’s to the next four years 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

    • Jessica September 23, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      That’s very sweet. Thank for SO much!!! ❤️❤️❤️

      • CarolCooks2 September 23, 2019 / 9:00 pm

        You are most welcome, Jessica… 💕💕

        • Jessica September 23, 2019 / 9:52 pm

          I wish there was a Love button on here like on Facebook!! 🦋🦋

          • CarolCooks2 September 24, 2019 / 3:23 am

            That would be good…. 😀

          • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:38 am


  3. Anne Mehrling September 23, 2019 / 8:53 pm

    Congratulations! Though we’ve been blogging the same length of time, I just found you recently. I’m so glad you are a blogging friend.

    • Jessica September 23, 2019 / 9:53 pm

      You have 4 years, too?? How cool. Likewise, Anne. I’m so glad to know you. You’re a wonderful person and writer! ❤️

  4. thechickengrandma September 23, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    I really want to click a “love” button on this! Congratulations to you!

    • Jessica September 23, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you, sweet one. You are one of my greatest gifts on here. I am so grateful our paths crossed. You’re kind of stuck with me.

        • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:48 pm


  5. peggyjoan42 September 24, 2019 / 5:09 am

    Well Jessica this is a wonderful. I wish you another 4 years and much more. I have found in my dealings with doctors and illness – that they underestimate the power of God and prayer. Love n hugs to you blogger friend.

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:33 am

      Hey sweetheart, thank you so much! I’ll gladly accept those next four years plus many more. ❤️ Sounds like you’ve had some experiences of your own. I agree with what you said and I’ll even throw in Angels, for good measure. 😇 Thanks for being my friend, we go back a few years. Your blog posts are inspiring, thought provoking, and uplifting!

      • peggyjoan42 September 24, 2019 / 6:04 pm

        Well we have been friends in this blogging world for awhile. It’s been nice knowing you and I like your posts and great photos, Your have a great sense of humor – one of the most important tools to help a person get through life’s tough times.

        • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 6:16 pm

          Thank you- that’s very generous. ❤️

  6. watchingthedaisies September 24, 2019 / 7:28 am

    Happy anniversary Jessica. It is a huge milestone. I feel sad that so many of my blog friends have stopped blogging.

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:26 am

      They have??? And, thank you! ❤️

  7. the Painted Apron September 24, 2019 / 8:28 am

    Congratulations for not only your blog, but for learning, and overcoming your health challenge…YAY!

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:35 am

      I adore you!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so VERY much!! It’s been a road, for sure!! Never did find out what it was, just moved on! 🦋🦋🦋

  8. Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:45 am

    I found my blog post I wrote one year after my hospital stay if anyone wants to read it. It’s very enlightening for me, even how. It talks about this and that and ultimately letting it all go. ❤️ It’s called Enjoy The Ride. Here’s the link if you’re felt led at all to read it.


  9. healthyat120 September 24, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    Thank you and congratulations. You have inspired me.

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Ohhhhh, how kind! Thank you. You made my day!

  10. Quaint Cooking September 24, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Congratulations! That is an amazing achievement!

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Hi. Thank you so much!! I appreciate that!!

  11. indianeskitchen September 24, 2019 / 3:12 pm

    Fantastic for sticking with it!!! Congratulations!

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you! I’m so happy we’ve “met”. Your posts are a delight. So many great ideas and recipes!!

  12. Ann Coleman September 24, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    Congratulations on four years of blogging!!

    • Jessica September 24, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      Hey girl, thank you!!! Pretty exciting! ⭐️🌻❤️

  13. Mrs Strawberry Blonde September 29, 2019 / 1:10 pm


    I’m glad you found your little space online, and that we “met” here. Sending hugs and kisses across the big pond!

    • Jessica September 29, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you, sweet one!! Hard to believe the blogging years are flying by!! Adore you! ❤️

        • Jessica September 29, 2019 / 6:46 pm

          We’ve lost touch, but the bond is still there!! ❤️🦋❤️🦋❤️

  14. rabbitpatchdiary.com September 29, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    Happpy Anniversary and I am so glad you are well and also glad you figures things out!!

    • Jessica September 29, 2019 / 6:48 pm

      Franscesca❤️❤️❤️ Thank you, sweetheart!! I love you and your Rabbit Patch! So very thankful blogging made us friends!

  15. Debra Farmer October 6, 2019 / 8:18 pm

    Happy 4th Anniversary!! So thankful that our paths have crossed!!

    • Jessica October 7, 2019 / 6:39 am

      Oh my gosh, me too!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you! 🦋🦋

  16. DailyMusings October 13, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    Happy Anniversary Jessica! So glad I found you many years ago. You are an inspiration. Glad you are well too. <3 <3

    • Jessica October 14, 2019 / 4:07 pm

      Oh my gosh, how nice!! I think we’ve been friends since the beginning!! ❤️ Love your blog and you’re a really kind person.

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