Friday, December 23, 2011

A Special Christmas Message

Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~Francis C. Farley

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very merry and joyful Christmas. I am incredibly grateful to the friendships this little blog has allowed me with people that I would not otherwise have met. In times of great sadness, heartache and disillusionment, I shared my true thoughts and feelings and was always met with encouragement, hugs and support. I know most of my readers found me because of my stitching but to those that stuck through the personal posts and rallied, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your encouragement kept me plugging along, allowed me to regain my footing, put myself out there, fight for and find myself again. I couldn't have done it without you.

And even though I don't have a man in my life to ring in the New Year, I am amazingly content in the knowledge that I am the Valerie I want to be (+10 pounds and a couple of other things but whatever) and am looking forward to the adventures and friendships I will make and encounter in the coming year.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. May it be everything you wish it to be.

Much love,
Valerie

30 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

And the same to you Valerie, I hope next year brings good things your way.

VegasJilly said...

Hope you have a Great holiday!

Laura said...

Merry Christmas Valerie! Happy New Year too! Looking forward to more stitching fun and wishing you every happiness!

Faye said...

Merry Christmas and may all your dreams come true in 2012!~~ Faye

Carol said...

It's been a pleasure getting to know you this year, Valerie... Merry, merry Chritmas, my friend! And who knows what surprises next year may bring!

stitcheranon said...

I remember you this time last year...you have been through a lot but are a stronger person for it. Have a lovely Chrisstmas and a healthy and happy new year.

Rachel S-H said...

Merry Christmas, Valerie. Glad to hear you gave yourself the gift of being the you you want to be. Hugs

Melissa said...

I have a feeling this was a turning point year for you, Valerie. (Gosh I sound like a fortune teller!)

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and lots of joyful discoveries in the New Year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful message Valerie! Have a Merry Christmas, you never know what 2012 is going to hold!

Margaret said...

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well, Valerie. Such a sweet post. I always love to read your blog! I hope you have a happy, healthy New Year as well.

Anne said...

Merry Christmas to you too Darlin'!!! I'm glad you have got a new perspective on things and see yourself as the fabulous person you are!!

Hugs!!

Myra said...

Merry Christmas and wishing you all the best in 2012!

Julie said...

Enjoyed a lovely catch up here Valeie, your tree looks amazing.

Wishing you a very Happy festive season xd

mainely stitching said...

What a wonderful way to greet the ending of the old year and the beginning of the new!

Catherine said...

Christmas blessings to you Valerie!

carol fun said...

Merry Christmas! Here's hoping that the New Year brings you the best of everything!

Theresa said...

Well said!!!! Merry Christmas to you, too!!!!

Nancy said...

Merry Christmas Valerie and may 2012 be the best year ever for you!!

Natasha said...

Merry Christmas Friend! Hoping your New Year is full of fun, excitment and lots of good stitiching!!!

Natasha

KarenV said...

Merry Christmas Valerie! You sound so much better than you have at other times this year and I think next year is going to be a great one for you :)

Ranae said...

Merry Christmas and Happy 2012

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas chicky!! :)

Giovanna said...

Merry Christmas, dear Valerie! I look forward to reading more from you in the new year :-)

Carm said...

Hope your Christmas was a good one. You don't need a man to complete you. You complete yourself. They are nice to have around if they are the right one. If it's meant to be you will find him! Happy New Year!!!!!!

Karin said...

Merry Christmas Valerie and may all your wishes come true in the New Year!

VALIE said...

From one Valerie to another :
Hope you finish 2011 in style and that 2012 will be filled with happy surprises and loads of fun.

Siobhan said...

I hope you had a fantastic Christmas, Valerie, and that 2012 is a fantastic year for you!

Joysze said...

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, Valerie, and being the person you want to be is a great achievement. GO YOU!! :D

Suzanne said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a great new year as well.

Pumpkin said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Valerie! And I hope your New Year will be full of new and exciting things for you :o)