Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I am so incredibly grateful for all my blessings.  For the past 22 months I have worked as an interim leader in a battered women's shelter, a family homeless shelter and a food bank.  
The work is very sobering and also a blessing.  To be part of making a difference in the lives of others is a privilege.  That we have so many hungry, homeless, desperate women, men and children in this country is a scandal. 

As Thanksgiving approaches I can only fall to my knees in gratitude for my life.  I have food, shelter, personal safety, friends, family by blood and precious family of choice.  I have walked the widow road and stand here - whole, capable, resourceful, resilient and alive.  I have opened my heart again and have a new man friend that I respect and care for.  My life is filled with laughter and companionship.  

I have an amazing group of friends that I have never met but am connected at the heart right here on these blogs that we lovingly keep.  I am filled with gratitude for the support, the care and concern, the guidance and the love each of you have given to me over the last five years that I have written here.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Blessings abound.


  1. Your blog has been an inspiration, blessing, and guiding light for the past year that I have been following it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you continued peace. Sandy/Ct.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Suzann. I, too, am thankful for you and the others that share this road with us.

  3. Happy T Day! The sentiments you express here are so true: "To be part of making a difference in the lives of others is a privilege."

  4. You've come such a long way Suzann, since I first started reading your blog almost 5 years ago. I am so very Happy for you. Blessings, my dear.

  5. I'm really happy you have climded the stair to a pont when you can open your heart for another man you respect, and who respects you.
    You know you have, as you wrote lot's of friends in flesh and blood and in real cyber-world as well.
    I know what giving person you are and what a tremendours effort you've done in helping people that really needs help. It's a pity so many people in your country does not seems to care a second for those who by different reasons does not have a chance to live a life what most people takes for granted.


    btw. Saturday Night we arrive in Austin...