The title says it all. My blogging friends floored me today. They left me in awe of the friendships that I've forged through this invisible connection called the web.
A few weeks ago, I posted that I'd declared 2010 to be the Year of the Bobcat for me. I hoped to find the strength, flexibility, and resilience of our magnificent wild felines as I navigated the path ahead of me, including spinal surgery.
Today, my friend SMRP delivered an astonishing gift from a group of blogging friends that made made me grin so widely that I thought that my face would crack in half. Wow - a gorgeous Kathleen Coy painting of a bobcat, framed and ready to hang on my wall. The details of the cat's face, fur, and tufted ears are exquisite. His eyes radiate the quiet strength that I know resides in the soul of such a tenacious survivor. Below, I've borrowed a copy from Kathleen Coy's website.
I must say thanks to every single one of you who read my blog and leave supportive comments. Recovering from a major surgery can be an isolated and lonely journey but your encouragement has lifted my spirits every single day.
When I started blogging, I had no idea that I'd find such kind souls who would reach out to me so thoughtfully. I truly didn't have a clue... it's been an amazing surprise!
I plan to put the painting next to where I have breakfast to inspire me to live up to the moniker of the "Year of the Bobcat" each day. It will also remind of the friends who stand behind me full of support, strength, and encouragement.
Thanks to all of you!