67 thoughts on “One Year Blogiversary…

  1. A huge and wonderful surprise, indeed!!!! To say you are very shy, you do come across with warmth and confidence. It is indeed a wonderful gift for you to allow us into your home and to see you in such an intimate way.

    I am also looking forward to the next year and all it will bring, your words about your universe getting wider and that we should all encourage each other is fantastic and just emphasises what a great community we have.

    Please do more videos, my vote is on that, it is mighty difficult to enhance your wonderful words but a video would indeed be magical. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be in the majority on this one! Really there is no excuse now you have broken the shyness barrier with your début moving picture here (no pressure though (well just a bit)). xxxx

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    • We do indeed have a really proper awesome community here at WP with the bestest most talented and caring people I’ve ever met. I thank you for seeing warmth and confidence when I was so so nervous the whole time! haha

      I am so excited to journey this next year with you…with all my amazing friends here at my online home. My place of healing, discovery, and so very much more! I have no clue what the future holds…but it is exhilarating to think about!

      Thank you so so very much for your encouragement for more videos…perhaps with more videos I shall feel less terrified haha! xxxx

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  2. Congratulation my dear friend – best of luck for all times to come – you are a great blogger with greatest posts – love, care and best wishes 🙂

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    • Thank you so so much!! Your sweet praise and best wishes are so very appreciated! You are so amazing…keep up your awesome posts…I feel blessed to have friends like you join me in this adventure!!! Hugs 🙂

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      • Thanks for this sweet reply – you are welcome always 😀
        Be with me also there on my blogspot blog too:D
        Be happy my friend 😀

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  3. What a wonderful surprise for your Blogiversary. Congratulations on your first year. You have gone from strength to strength in this last year, and I feel you will get even stronger in the year and years to come. You have a magnificent skill with writing, you have a fantastic voice and putting them together would make any of your poems doubly exquisite.

    I hope we will see more of you in the coming year in as much as you doing videos. I know time can be pressing so they may be rare, but they would be enjoyable. But there again, reading your poetry is equally enjoyable as your poetry is in a league of it’s own.

    Congratulations Christina, on this last year, and for many years to come with your blog. I look forward to watching you on this journey.

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    • It was a surprise for me as well…idea to fruition in one day! Thank you so much sweet friend for your continued support and encouragement. Almost from the beginning you have joined me and I appreciate you so very much!

      I really really appreciate your thoughts on potentially doing videos…you are correct my time is limited, but I like to think this year will be one of further growth and definitely new experiences for us all.

      I am wondrously overwhelmed by the immense amount of support and encouragement I’ve been so very fortunate to receive from you and our magnificent friends here in our online world. It has given me happy tears and left me feeling more blessed than I ever thought I could feel….

      Thank you again so very very much… Hugs ~

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      • Each new year brings about a new level of our growing. You have proved that with this first year. It has been an incredible one watching you grow and suddenly flourish into this potentially perfectly poetic person (sorry got carried away)

        Looking forward to more 🙂 Well done again, my friend.

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  4. Congratulation ,many many more years.Flowers and regards.jalal

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    • Jalal…thank you so very much!!! Flowers too!! 😀 !! It’s been an ultimately wonderful year and I thank you sweet friend for joining me on this journey and I truly look forward to this next year for us all! 🙂

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    • Thank you so very much Celestine for your wonderful wishes and for all your support! For being a steadfast friend and encourager along this journey and an inspiration to me as well….you have given me the amazing gifts of friendship and support and for those…I am and always will be so very thankful!!! Hugs sweet friend!

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    • Thank you so very much!!! Commitment or addiction? haha I love and cherish all the unique and amazing people (like you) who have brought me smiles and so very much encouragement! Thank you again!!!

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  5. Christina,
    Your courage is beautiful, your words are beautiful, and your video is awesome. Congratulations Christina! So very well done, everything you’ve accomplished not in just the past blogging year (while, with the help of caring and loving bloggers you began a process of recovery and self discovery) but in the past 3 years, overcoming amazing adversity that would have stopped most people in their tracks. You are a woman I greatly admire! Much luck for your future goals, yes, yes, more videos and more creative words from you, please.

    Couldn’t be prouder than if I were your mom, someone who was “there” and witnessed first hand that which you had to live through and conquer, while being there for and protecting your children. Oh wait, I am, and I was. So I do know exactly what you have accomplished.

    So very proud,
    Penny (Mom)

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    • You leave me speechless! This indeed has been a year of recovery and self discovery and I can honestly say I would not have been able to…to such an incredible extent if not for your love and support and also the same from all our amazing, brilliant, inspiring, and encouraging friends here!

      I am the one who is proud…to call you mom. That I could make you proud is the ultimate praise from you. Thank you for your love, support, and encouragement through not just this past year…but also the years previous…if not for such…I don’t think I could have made it though.

      Thank you for everything you’ve selflessly given me my whole life…most especially in these recent years. You are so much more than awesome to have had and continue to have such amazing belief in me. I love you! xoxoxox

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  6. Congratulations on this wonderful milestone. You’ve come a long way and it’s been a pleasure getting to know you. I look forward to this journey. Love and hugs!

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    • Thank you so so very much! It is my honor to be blessed with friends like you! I, too, look forward to this journey and where it will lead us all… Love and hugs!!

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  7. what a very pleasant surprise, christina, and what a wonderful gift for your blog followers! maybe you didn’t notice but you’ve already surpassed us all by leading with a video. that tells us a lot about character, humility and sincerity. don’t look now but maybe it is us that truly needs mending 🙂

    congratulations are in order on your blogiversary. is it really a year already? time flies. it’s a wonder how much a person can change in a year. we, your friends, can only contribute so much. in the end, you fight your own battles, you win your own wars. today, with your video, you have probably done more for me than i can ever do for you. you’ve made My Pretzel Logic so worthwhile. thank you for that.

    i agree with SteJ that more videos will be the way to go. you have that “omnipresence” about you. of course, i am still looking forward to more of our collaborations. but how you’ve changed everything with this video. i probably need to do some serious rewrites. i need to lift the metaphorical curtains a little and let the sunshine in, because we can all see that you’ve been happy 🙂

    i’m truly proud of what you have accomplished and will always be behind you, whatever paths you decide to chart be it in your blog or personal life.

    bravo!

    much love and respect,
    neil

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    • Neil 🙂 You, sweet sir, from almost the beginning of this chapter in my life you have been so very integral to my growth and reaching beyond what I thought I was capable of! I think we all need mending and we each find different forms to self discovery and healing.

      I, myself, cannot believe it’s been a year! Time does indeed flow so fast!! Your words leave me quite speechless…in each way I feel so blessed to have friends like you…I never thought of my impact on anyone else. You have such an amazing presence and have always encouraged me (whether you realize or not) to reach higher, strive further, and push myself more than I ever have and I will always be grateful for your influence and friendship in my life!

      “Omnipresence”….(see speechless)….thank you so very much for your thoughts, your support…for your continued belief in me. I believe you all have given me the encouragement and confidence I was lacking to indeed do more videos.

      It is always my honor to work on each collaboration with you and I am anticipatious of what the future will bring us. I am indeed happy…for I am blessed with the most special of gifts…friendships like yours… Thank you so very much for everything….and I am…as ever…so excited for what the future will bring to us both…
      much love and admiration…
      Xtina ~

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  8. Thank you for being so brave to produce your 1st anniversary in WP on video. I found you so sweet, calm and gentle during your speech and I loved every minute of it my friend. Congratulations Christina and may you and your blog go from strength to strength into the future with WP and your friends from all around the world. Ralph xox 😀

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    • Ralph…thank you so much for thinking me brave! Your words are just so amazing and so appreciated…that I could come across that way to you…to everyone, makes me a feel so much happiness!

      To have friends like you…all around the world has to be the bestest greatest feeling ever!!! Thank you dear friend for your support….your encouragement…and for be so amazingly uniquely wonderfully you! I am so very blessed! Huge hugs ~ 🙂

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  9. It’s good to see your face on youtube…Your most inspirational moment of you talking about poetry and your passion you bring in the wordpress community. 🙂

    Thank you for being you and inspiring me. You make the world a better place. 🙂

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    • What an incredible comment!! Thank you so much for your sweet praise and encouragement! It is an honor if I could inspire you….that you think I could make the world a bit brighter…for you all shine so bright in my life…It is the greatest blessing to have met so many wonderful, caring, inspiring people!

      Thank you for being you sweet friend! 🙂

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  10. Congratulations, Christina – this is only the first step and there’ re so many more to go! Your blogging road…the way you have opened yourself up to the people who have become fond of you and the unique, raw and beautiful way you write…has revealed so many pearls. This video is another one of the surprises I got when I visit your blog – a gift for us on the day that is one of your mile-stones. And for sure we (me!) would be happy to see more, to hear you reading your poetry, more of what crosses your mind, your life…to be shared with us and…leaving us is awe.

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    • Ese, thank you from my heart to yours for your incredibly awesome praise and encouragement. I feel so very honored to have you on this journey with me. Your words have and will continue to encourage me and fill me with such joy!! I am so very appreciative of you sharing your thoughts on the potential for more videos! Thank you again sweet friend for making my life brighter!

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    • Roxi, thank you so so very much!!! Keep moving forward is definitely one of my motto’s in life! I am so appreciative of your encouragement and support!!! Hugs!! 🙂

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  11. congratulations….
    on successfully completing a worthy journey in literature
    wishing many more worthy poems from your blog for ever
    all best wishes
    with regards
    advocatemmmohan

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  12. Way to go Christina!
    You are one beautiful lady!
    I’m thinking it took a lot of courage to create a blogiversay video. And – I’m glad that you did. Pretty awesome. And – yes- it would be nice to listen to your poetry as a vlog post too -now that you’re a pro at it 😉
    Keep up the great work on your blog & in life!
    xoxo

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    • Thank you so so very way much Rosy!!!! 😀 Oh yes….definitely a ton of courage to do the video haha! Thank you so much dear friend for your praise, encouragement, and support…you are such a blessing to me!! I am also thankful you shared your thoughts on future video projects! Haha now I’m a pro lol! You’re awesome and such an inspiration to me! Hugs and Blessings to you!!! xoxo

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  13. I believe this was the perfect venue for your one-year anniversary. As I sat here watching your video, I felt you move a little deeper into my heart. You are a courageous and talented young woman, as well as being engaging yet humble. I would love to see videos of some of your work, so I hope you add this to future posts. I am truly honored to be one of your followers and look forward with anticipation to more of your beautiful words. 🙂

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    • LuAnn, your words have left me so speechless and in further appreciation of you! Almost from the beginning you have been such an amazing encourager and blessing in my life! I am so very honored to call you my dear friend…and I look so forward to continuing this journey with you! Thank you for making my world shine brighter…for being an incredible blessing and inspiration to me! Hugs and Love!! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Chris!! Thank you for being such an amazing friend and for always inspiring me…encouraging me. I am so very appreciative of you… xo

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  14. Now I see where those thoughtful words come from….!! Such a beautiful lady with such shyness….!! Happy to see you beyond my thoughts Christina…!! Lots of love sending you…!!

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    • Kazi, thank you so much!! I am smiling and happy that you enjoyed this video. I am so blessed to have friend like you!! Hugs and Love!

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    • Valerie, thank you so very much sweet friend!!! I am thankful to have been blessed with friends like you here….I appreciate you!!

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    • Thank you Boomie!!! You are one of the very bright lights in my world….and I am so happy to have you on this journey….and further honored to join you on yours…. Hugs!

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  15. AnElephantCant always be seriosiable
    Sometimes he prefers to be funny
    But he must say to you
    Something that is true
    He loves you like Pooh Bear loves honey

    Firstly, sweet Christina, my apologies for not responding sooner.
    I have been a bit busy.
    I am honoured beyond words to get a special mention here.
    Visiting your home and meeting your family was an absolute joy for me.
    From the youngest (the prettiest girl in the USA!) upwards, I was greeted as a friend and treated with warmth and kindness.
    Except, of course, when Jack was pulverising me on the race track!
    As for your blog, I cannot praise it highly enough.
    You know I find your poetry magnificariful, emotilorious and generally full of beauteosity.
    And I know it will get even better with time, as you find new ways to express your inner sensitivity and passion for life.
    And the love you have for those around you.
    So I wish you all the best for the next year and onwards
    And everything you wish for yourself.
    Mammoth hugs and love to you and all your loved ones.
    Brian

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    • No worries dear friend!! I am happy and honored to have you here…almost from the very beginning you have been such an amazing source of inspiration and encouragement for me! Not to mention extending my vocabulary to previously unknown heights lol!!

      It was a honor to have you visit and share our crazy world with you. Amazed you didn’t run screaming from the chaos haha! Jack was so happy to have raced with you and Emma beams with so much happiness with you calling her “The prettiest girl in the USA”!!

      Thank you again for your incredibly generous praise of my blog and writing…it means so much more to me than I can adequately express. Your wishes for the future have given me a smile sure to last a very very long time! AnElephant gives the bestest most fabutastic mammoth hugs ever!!!! Hugs and love to my favorite Suessian Heffalump!

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  16. Hi Christina!
    Sorry I missed your anniversary, a big big big
    CONGRATULATIONS!!
    to you 🙂
    I can’t believe that year has gone so quickly..
    Here’s hoping that the coming year is better for you in everything you do.
    I have no sound on this pc, but I will watch your video later on my laptop 🙂
    Here’s to the next year Christina 🙂
    love n hugs
    Nick xxx

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    • Nick, no worries dear friend!! I am so very appreciative to have you stop by and with such amazing encouragement both in the past….and now…even to the future! If I had a couple of glasses I would have us toast to a brighter year for us both!! You are so very appreciated….and I am blessed to call you my dear friend!! Love n Hugs xoxo

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      • Thank you so much for your kind lovely words Christina, you have helped so much more than you can ever know..Thank you my dear friend 🙂
        With all my love thanks and best wishes ,always
        Love n hugs
        xxxxxx

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        • You have been such an awesome steadfast friend for me this past year….if I could reciprocate in any way…I am beyond honored! You are such a beautiful soul and you shine so so bright…Love, Hugs, and Blessings to you sweetest friend! xoxoxox

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  17. Ahhhh- again you got off my “follow” list – how does this happen!? Penny (mom) left me an incredible comment and mentioned your Vlog so I had to come see what on earth she was talking about… 🙂 and then I found this precious video post — wow ~ it was so fantastic to see you live-time Christina. I am so happy to joint in the celebration here — your one year blogiversary! Congratulations… you have come so far and I am just honored to know you, and have been blessed to witness the growth and evolution and healing of your spirit. It has been amazing; you are a beautiful soul and I know there is so much more on the horizon waiting for you. So much Love and Huge Hugs to my beloved friend ~ x Robyn

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    • Robyn, thank you so much for joining in on this little celebration (no worries for WP glitches!!)!

      You have been with me almost from the very very beginning and have always been so amazing, so inspiring, so encouraging, a truly steadfast and most beloved friend….I am honored to call you such and wish to let you know that you shine so bright…anyone near cannot help but see what a incredibly beautiful soul you are!!! Your amazingly generous praise has me speechless and with happy tears! For I am certainly the luckiest girl ever to have friends like you in my life! Sending big big hugs and so very much love to you ♥♥♥♥!!!

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