Thursday, February 14, 2013

An open letter to my friends...



I've had the overwhelming urge to write a love letter to my friends and I thought what better day than Valentine's Day to do just that. 

A little over a year ago, after 10 years together, my husband and I separated. Please don't worry, both parties involved are much happier people because of it and I promise you this post is not meant to be depressing. 

I've spent the last year reconstructing what normal means for myself and my daughter, I've learned a lot and grown so much from it. Through these trials true friends have emerged and shown me that I'm not alone.
Ladies - you know who you are, I dedicate this post to you 

And to each and every one of you who takes time out of your day to read my blog - It might sound silly, but knowing you guys were out there reading and interacting with my posts was a reason to keep writing, and without that, I might have fallen into a serious funk. It's kept me going and given me a reason to contribute on a regular basis instead of falling silent.

So to all of my amazing friends here at home and virtual friends from far and wide, thank you for your love and support and...

Happy Valentine's Day!

♥   ♥   

32 comments:

  1. Thank you, and Happy Valentine day to you too! Love from Porto, Portugal :)

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  2. Happy V-day back to ya! Love your blog.

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day Jane! Loving your blog and all your fabulous knitting (I've made my first rainbow sock after seeing yours. One down, one to go....) Love from South West France :)

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  4. Luv ya with all my heart! Happy Valentine's day to you too! A big thanks for your friendship as well! xoxox

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too, Jane!

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  6. Happy Valentines Day back to you!!

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  7. Happy Valentine's Day Jane! Isn't the feeling of friendship and connection that you get from a knitting blog just the best? People who don't even know you care about you and what you're doing. I love all of my blogging friends too. :)

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  8. Happy Valentines Day to you too Jane. Raised a daughter on my own and did great. She gave me four grandchildren and turned out to be a wonderful woman, wife, and mother. Your post had me thinking of the early days. You will be fine :)

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day! You're so strong to be able to express yourself freely like this. I hope that you love and laugh a little each day.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy Valentine's Day! I love your blog, your patterns, and think you are awesome. xo

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  11. You are so brave to share so openly (although I bet it does feel so good to just say it!) You are an inspiration, not just in the knitting world but as a woman and mother and everything that you are. xo!

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    1. Thank you so much Jen! I was really nervous to write this post, it's taken a year to even muster the courage... it feels really good.

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  12. heart and hope to you, jane! happy valentine's day!

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  13. XOXOXOXOXOXO Happy Valentines Jane! BIG hugs big Love :)

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  14. Beautiful, honest post. Love following your page and hope you have a special day with your wee valentine :) P.S. The rainbow yarn just made it to the top of my knit list...

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  15. I just bought your beautiful book - can't wait to have it in my hands. You should be soooo proud - we don't know each other but sending some virtual hugs your way. Happy Valentine's Day to you, hope you're having a great day with your little one.

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  16. Hope your day was filled with love and kindness. Thank you for your lovely patterns and for this fun and inspiring place to come!

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  17. Love your work and your blog, Jane! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. Delurking here to wish you a happy v-day too. Lovely short message - I hope one day I will learn to be as gracious and insightful as you.

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  19. Happy Valentines Day to you too Jane! I've knit quite a few of your patterns and love them.I hope you can someday tour some of our knitting shops in Vermont.We have quite a few knitters living in this state!Keep up the creativity and great work.Thanks, Yvonne

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  20. Happy Valentine's day Jane. Its trials like this that show you who you are and who your friends are. You are not only an amazing designer but also an incredibly strong woman it seems.

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  21. Thank you for writing and for the glorious patterns! We are all blessed because of your work. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  22. What a lovely post, and exactly what it should V day should be about- love in all forms, and the gratitude that goes out to our friends. I love reading your blog, it is a treat to read.

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  23. Happy DAY OF LOVE, dear Jane,
    A big hug from Italy! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!
    Arianna

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  24. Your bravery is inspiring (and I love your patterns). Happy Belated Valentine's Day to you.

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  25. Jane, please please please don't ever stop sharing your knitterly thoughts and beautiful photos with us! I live in an area where there are few knitters and even fewer LYS's, so getting to "come along" with you on all your LYS trips really fills a hole in me. I love your style and perspective, and your posts are informative and fun. Thank you for all you do to put your love for knits and knitting out there!

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  26. You're so courageous to share this, Jane. It shows you're in a really good place. I'm really happy for you :) Thanks for sharing yourself and your talents with us!

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  27. I understand sooo much... It takes time to get back in touch with ourselves. Life is full of surprises !
    Wish you the best for the future :)

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