I won a competition! I was so excited and also so surprised. But then again you can’t win a competition unless you enter, right? The competition was being run by a lovely lady I met through Snapchat. I still didn’t know much about her but I loved her username: thesassysurvivr. My prize arrived, yippee, but the best gift has been getting to know the amazing lady named Janelle. Wait until you read Guest Blogger #22’s LOVE story of not only surviving, but of thriving!
Bethany King, Guest Blogger #17, is an amazing friend of mine on Snapchat. She wanted to participate in the month of LOVE last year but they had a lot going on in their family with moving out of state. I was delighted she agreed to submit a story this year. She is a steady soul who always has thought provoking commentary on important issues and at the same time is the sweetest, smiliest and friendliest person you’d ever meet. So without further ado, it’s my honor to share her story….
I met Guest Blogger #15, the lovely Aussie April, through Snapchat. She has been involved in my #tellthetruththursday and also the #30daysofgratitude challenge. We’ve connected on Instagram and Twitter too! She is so supportive and a sweet loving lady. So when she said she was working on a LOVE story for the Guest Blogger Month I was delighted. Then when I read her submission I was floored, blown away and in awe at this woman’s strength. Get yourself prepared….
Olivia Kirwin is a force be reckoned with . Because she is a force of LOVE! Always smiling in spite of every reason not to, but her spirit is one of those with a deep strength and deep faith. I am honored to have my dear friend sharing a LOVE story here during the Guest Blogger Month. This Irish lass is someone to look to for encouragement if you have hard knocks. Cuz someone like Olivia will take the knocks, turn them on their head, add in some laughs and instrumental accompaniment and before you know it, it has turned into a symphony of joy!
As I mentioned before, last year there were 33 Guest Bloggers for the Month of LOVE series. When I invited folks to share love stories again this year, I hoped some who shared last year might come back for a return visit. And so I was delighted when my dear friend Nicola from Simply Homemade Blog messaged to say she had a story she wanted us all to hear. I read it and was I a flood of tears. It is beautiful and it is an honor to publish it on Yankee Doodle Paddy. Continue reading
It is my honor to publish this LOVE story for the first installment of the Guest Blogger Month series for 2018. I don’t know the exact date I “met” the gorgeous Caterina Salvatori in the virtual world. But we became friends on Snapchat through a mutual friend, who was one of last year’s awesome guest bloggers, Alex. One thing I do know for sure is the day Caterina and I met in person! It was on December 8th, 2017. Hubby and I were on our way to Havana and had a layover in Toronto. Caterina packed up her gorgeous twins and met us at the airport for coffee, chats and most of all some LOVE! So sit back and enjoy Caterina’s LOVE story. Make sure you have some tissue, and let this lovely lady touch your heart the way she does mine! Continue reading