a celebration

Because she loves blue flowers, I emailed this picture to a friend earlier this year, it was May I think, back when there was blue in my garden and not so much orange and rust and gold.

You know how sometimes in life you meet a person and you feel that instant connection, you become friends immediately, and it feels like you have been friends forever? Well, for me, Debi is one of those people. And truth be told, I’ve never actually met her in person, we met through our blogs.

And today, a whole bunch of us are celebrating Debi, whose blog, emma tree, is featured in this month’s issue of Artful Blogging.

And we are also celebrating celebration itself a little bit, because Debi reminded us a while back that we should all celebrate ourselves, and each other, just a little more often.

So here’s to you, Debi. To the way you write that takes my breath away, sometimes. To the way you love blue and aqua and lace skirts and graffiti and rain on sideview mirrors. To heart shapes and word shapes and signs and needs and tears for a cat that was loved.

And here’s to your friendship and your encouragement and your bravery. And to those aqua-colored Chuck Taylors.

I told you this already a while back, but now I’m going to say it here, right out loud. When I was thirteen and I pictured in my mind what I thought I would be like when I grew up, well, it was pretty darn close to you.

Congratulations, my friend, on Somerset Life and Artful Blogging and for making signs and for having needs and for making it through a tough year and for celebrating.

I am so very glad that you are you. I’m so very glad to have bumped into you. I’m so very glad for your friendship.

Here’s to you, Debi.

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Go and visit Amy at Winged Paths to see the full guest list!

and p.s., I’m doing my own tiny dance of celebration because one of my pictures is in the same issue of Artful Blogging, and I am honored.

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