Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This morning…

This morning I woke to find a message on Facebook from my dear Seasister Loui of Mountain Mermaid, telling me to stop by her blog today. Well, imagine my surprise when once again, she threw me another birthday party! I know I've been gone for such a long time, but recently I've been talking with her and another blogging friends about my desire to return to Blogland and catch up with all of you. It has been a hard year, I still miss my sister everyday, but I realize I need to move forward and rewrite my life. I've actually been slowly working on several posts, there is so much I wish to share with you. More than anything though, I want to get back with all of you, where I always felt such camaraderie. We've shared laughs and sorrows for so many years and I want to feel the warmth of your friendships again. I'm sorry I haven't been around to see you all, but please know you've been near to my heart. Have a wonderful summer and look for me on the horizon, I'm getting closer and closer to shore!


You have all made my day so incredibly special and I can't thank you enough for the well wishes here and on Facebook. I must say that my heart is singing and these old feet are doing the happy dance. Why have I stayed away for so long, when all I had to do was come back to Blogland to have my spirits lifted!

In case you missed it, a couple of my friends really know how to throw a Mermaid Party!

If you love mermaids, and I know you do, you'll want to read these posts from Louie @ Mountain Mermaid and Mary at The Decorative Dreamer. Thanks gals, I couldn't ask for a better birthday!!!

Please note that I'm the mermaid on your left, of course, grass skirt and all!

21 Thoughtful Comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! I'm looking forward to your return. We sure miss you and your posts. Go dip your tail fin in the ocean today. HUGS!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet Shellbelle! I hope your day is extra special! Can't wait to get caught up on all your news...and shell treasures! ENJOY your day! Sweet hugs, Diane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday! I have missed you so very much! I do hope you come back to blogland. Your unique voice has been missed. Hoping you have a wonderful day! Big Hugs, Linda

Della said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is as much of a treasure as you are to all of your friends! Salty Hugs, Della

Loui♥ said...

Dear sweet sister of my heart..
I hope today is one of the very best days..
one filled with gentle waves..
incredible skies...
and the gentlest of sea-breezes..
delicately caressing your sun kissed smiling face!
We All love you dear friend...
we've saved your place..front and center!!!
Happy birthday dear Shelle!!!
hugs.. Loui♥ de la Mer

Jen Beaudet Z said...

Happy Birthday! You are missed! Have a wonderful day:)

Sharon said...

Have a wonderful birthday my fellow sea loving sister!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Happy Birthday dear sweet lady! I've missed you too and hope you are doing well. I've prepared a special post for you this AM as well and am still trying to figure out how to link it up. LOL! Stop on by when you get the chance! HUGS!!!!

Jane said...

Oh, how I have missed you! Here's hoping that today is filled with many good and wonderful things.

Becks and I have not had an art show this spring...I was too sick to even think of one. And I still am struggling to even pick up a paintbrush. (This has been a difficult spring and summer) My new biz is taking up so much time...just because I am so new to it and i have a lot to learn and do. But, I see a balance on the horizon...and hoping that we will have a fall show.

Love you..and wishing you a very happy birthday!

gpc said...

Happy, happy birthday! Hope this will be the beginning of a best ever year!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays!!!

Kat :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I've missed you a lot!!
I need to find you on fb, I am on there quite a bit too.
Happy Birthday too!
Would so love to see you posting again.
Big Hugs my dear,

Loui♥ said...

check my blog comments for even more well wishes!!
we ALL love you!!♥


BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have been missed! Come back to us, ya heah???!
Sandy and salty hugs!

BeachGypsy said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You have been missed! Come back to us, ya heah???!
Sandy and salty hugs!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday my sweet friend. I hope you had the best day. I know it's been a long time, but I think of your sweet spirit often. I know the loss of your sister must have been such a tragedy for you, but you must pick yourself up by the boot straps and kick some butt again. How you do that? You put one foot in front of the other and you do it all one day at a time. Keep that head up, get to the beach, and eat some cake! Life is short, but sweet for certain. Great to hear you may come back. We've missed you!

Sue said...

Well it is such a great surprise to scroll through what I missed while on my own little blog break and see that you dropped in! I have really missed you! I've been slacking off on my own blog a bit this summer...too hot and then on the road for a while. I'm trying to get "back in the habit" because I miss all my blog friends when I'm not around. I'd love to hear what you've been doing and I agree that sometimes you just have to push yourself a little because life has to go on, even after great loss. Hugs!

CrazyCris said...

I'm afraid I'm a month late to the party... but I still want to wish you a ¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!

We miss you so much in blogland dear Shellbelle! As a mermaid you'll keep enjoying the wonders of the sea for a while, I'm sure, but hopefully one day soon you'll wander closer to shore and hang out with us for a while!

Cheers Rhonda! and big fishy HUGS!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Belated Birthday Greetings!

Hey, you!

Still computerless, I checked in and found messages I needed to answer from June! One was about your birthday, so I came on to say belated love to you.

I was sick for TWO months, and I'm finally back in the saddle somewhat. It was a looooooong summer, but I read over 30 books.

Hope you are staying storm free. Miss you. My email doesn't work (someone tried to hack it so I shut it), but my phone does. When my computer crashed, I lost your number. Buzz me, otay?



Roxanne Reinhart said...

Shellbelle! I have missed you. I couldn't believe it when I was on Del's blog and saw an update from you. Sounds like your birthday was nice so that is good. We will be here when you can come back!!

CrazyCris said...

Hey Rhonda! As I was preparing my blog for our favourite day of the year (World Oceans Day of course!), I realised we hadn't read anything from you in a very long time, not since your birthday!
So I just wanted to stop by and wave my flippers at you and wish you well! And send you a very big fishy hug! Cheers! Cristina

I love the beach and everything that goes with it! I love the waves lapping at my feet. I love the feel of the sand between my toes. I love the roar of the Pacific and the gentle waves of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. Let's talk about beaches around the world, bonfires, building sandcastles, swaying palm trees, flamingos, clambakes, sunrises and sunsets. If it's tropical, it fits this blog!


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