Greetings all you YDPeeps! How have you all been? Happy New Year and New Decade!
Well my dear Yankee Doodle Paddy Friends, we made it! Yes February, the Month of LOVE, has come and gone. 28 days and 29 posts and I for one feel more inspired, more energized and more connected. And connected is an important aspect of this Guest Blogger Series. We may come into this world alone and leave it alone, but it is utterly and truly about the connections we make along the way. To see these guest bloggers connect with each other, support and encourage each other has been amazing. And it is doubly awesome to see readers connect too, offering words of kindness through comments on here and social media. I’m in awe and blown away!
I had the pleasure of meeting Guest Blogger Amber last summer in Lincoln, Nebraska, my Hubby’s home town. We had met through Snapchat the year prior and planned our meet up for months before the big day. We had a blast on our Foodie Fieldtrip Friday afternoon together. In all the years I have traveled to Lincoln, I actually never had a tour as thorough as that one! From the top of the Capital building for the awesome views to the Haymarket for Ice cream it was non stop chats. And while I didn’t get to meet Amber’s daughter Chloe, I felt I had. You see, Amber loves her daughter so dearly that even when they aren’t in the same physical space, Chloe still holds a place in her mom’s heart. When you read this LOVE story, you’ll understand why…
Today is the penultimate day of the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE series. And it is great to have Ashley back on the blog for a second year. Her story last year is still a popular one as she is 100% honest, a true virtue in this day and age! This bubbly lady from Hawaii is a wonderful mommy and wife who takes her social media followers along with her on all her world travels. So I wasn’t surprised to see what this year’s LOVE story was about, as she has nearly every page in her passport stamped!
“April showers bring May flowers” is a phrase I’ve heard often in my life. But today this phrase popped into my head for different reasons. It is Guest Blogger Post #26 and April is back again this year for the Month of LOVE. I’m so happy to have her sharing another LOVE story. If you’d like to read the powerful story she posted last year please click here. She is one of my amazing Snapchat friends who is so kind and supportive of others. And she and I have discussed how important it is to have the support of others when we need it too. That is highlighted in today’s emotional story….
Hello and welcome back good friends! Today we have an amazing Guest Blogger! Erik is the #25 post in the Month of LOVE and participated last year as well. His LOVE story was like a blockbuster film. If you haven’ t read it, please click here for the link! Erik is a dear friend and collaborator of another guest blogger, Kim Fleck. In fact, I was lucky enough to recently be featured on their podcast series: Healing is in YOUR Hands! We talked about LOVE of course and also food. And who knew that Erik would be kind enough to not only write a beautiful story about his grandparents but also feature a recipe! This here foodie is very happy!