Wednesday, August 3, 2005

JOURNAL OF THE WEEK

 

I WAS SO SURPRISED AND SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT MY JOURNAL WAS CHOSEN AS "JOURNAL OF THE WEEK,'  IN JOURNAL -LAND!  YOU CAN FIND IT FEATURED ON  "AOL PEOPLE CONNECTION: BLOGS."  FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE DEBBIE ON HER APOINTMENT AS 'GUEST EDITOR"  IN THE JOURNAL COMMUNITY.  I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DEBBIE, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, FOR READING MY JOURNAL FAITHFULLY, ON A REGULAR BASIS, AND SELECTING IT FOR "JOURNAL OF THE WEEK."    I FEEL VERY HONORED AND BLESSED TO HAVE RECEIVED THIS.......DEBBIE, IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME, BECAUSE I LOVE WRITING, AND WANT TO HELP OTHERS THROUGH MY WRITTEN WORDS AND THOUGHTS.

YOU CAN VISIT DEBBIE'S JOURNAL CALLED, "MY BIG FAT GREEK LIFE,"  AND THERE YOU CAN READ THE BEAUTIFUL SYNOPSIS OF MY JOURNAL, "REFLECTIONS OF A PRISON WIFE."  AMONGST OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS, DEBBIE WRITES, " THE LOVE THAT  SHE HAS FOR HER HUSBAND , AND HER PATIENCE IN WAITING FOR HIM TO RETURN, JUST HEART-WARMING.........SHE IS VERY OPEN AND HONEST IN HER FEELINGS, AND YOU FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ARE SITTING WITH HER OVER A CUP OF COFFEE AT HER KITCHEN TABLE AS SHE DETAILS HER LIFE FOR US."..............THANK YOU , AGAIN, DEBBIE FOR SUCH KIND WORDS.

YOU WILL ALSO ENJOY READING DEBBIE'S JOURNAL, WHICH I FOUND VERY INTERESTING...

I WANT TO THANK ALL THOSE READING THIS JOURNAL...ALL THE NEW READERS, AND THE ONES THAT HAVE FAITHFULLY STAYED WITH ME , THROUGH EVERY UP AND DOWN I WROTE ABOUT, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNAL,  WHICH WAS NEW YEAR'S EVE  , DECEMBER 31, 2003.....A VERY DEPRESSING AND TERRIBLE NITE FOR ME, AS I STARTED THIS JOURNAL ON A SUDDEN WHIM, WITH THE SUGGESTION FROM MY HUSBAND , JIMMY.....HE THOUGHT IT MAY HELP ME TO WRITE MY INNER THOUGHTS...THAT IT WOULD HELP TO ALLEVIATE THE DEEP DEPRESSION I HAD SUDDENLY FOUND MYSELF IN.............AND YES, MY JOURNAL BECAME MY FRIEND...IT STARTED HELPING ME...AND THEN I REALIZED IT WAS HELPING OTHERS, WHO WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION..........SUDDENLY THEY WERE NOT ALONE, AND I WASN'T EITHER..........I WAS TOLD BY READER'S THAT MY JOURNAL HELPED THEM MAKE IT THROUGH ANOTHER DAY....SOME SOUNDED ON THE VERGE OF SUICIDE..........THEY TOLD ME THINGS, LIKE, "YOU ARE A PILLAR OF STRENGTH,"  "YOU GIVE US ENCOURAGEMENT TO GO ON."..............I WAS TOUCHED BY EACH COMMENT AND E-MAIL I RECEIVED............I HAVE KEPT EACH AND EVERY COMMENT AND LETTER, PRINTED OUT, AND THEY FILL 2 LARGE LOOSE LEAF BINDERS..........I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THEM...................

AND SO, I'D LIKE TO SAY GOOD-NITE, TO ALL THOSE OUT THERE IN J-LAND..............KEEP READING.......KEEP HOPEFUL...AND KEEP UP THE FAITH...........BUT MOST OF ALL, KEEP LOVE IN YOUR HEART..................LOVE, FRAN

ps....please keep your comments coming....i love to read them...in the next few days, i'll answer some questions that were asked. 

1 comment:

sugar1337 said...

Congrats!  :)