My request a few weeks ago in A Birthday Invitation was meant for the close friends and family who were following this blog at the time. I asked that you all get ready to say your
first annual goodbyes on my birthday, just in case I’m not here next June to say goodbye to.
Since then,family has become outnumbered here by fellow bloggers and interested readers from all over the world. It is an honour to have you all here and your shares and comments have been generous, warm and encouraging. I am humbled by all the attention.
I would like to particularly thank three very special bloggers who inspire me every day with their empathy, their writings and their strength:
- Gail of capablefitness.com
- me of meptsdandallthefuckedupshitinbetween.wordpress.com, and
- Wendy Insley Saint-Onge of wendylynnesaintonge.wordpress.com
Every one of them is more than worth the time it takes to follow their blogs.
More significantly, my surgeon has given the green light to the resection of my liver and the likelihood that I will not only make it to next year but stand a very good chance of being cured. If I start an annual “last birthday” tradition now, the way things are going, I can quite clearly imagine a 40th annual last birthday. Not what I was expecting when I posted the invitation.
So it is with no disappointment whatsoever that I withdraw A Birthday Invitation and ask you to save your goodbyes for a couple dozen years or so. Besides, none of you really prepared anything anyway, did you?
So brace yourselves for the chore of reading my ramblings for many years to come. Each time you visit, take a few minutes to use those buttons down there to share and tweet your favourite posts. If you share the same ones every few days, your friends are more likely to actually see them. It means a lot to me.