Wednesday, January 6, 2010


When I started blogging
I had absolutely no idea
what to expect.

My friend, Mrs. Rabe, introduced
me to the idea by showing me her
As a person who has always
loved to write this seemed like a
great opportunity for a creative
outlet. I had hoped a few people
would read and comment but never
anticipated the real friendships
that our blogs can bring about.

One Friday I posted about a desire
to learn how to bake my own bread.
Next thing I knew Karen, at Blue
Barn Bulletin
, had sent me some awesome
recipes. Soon a friendship was born.

Later, Chelsea was going through a
hard time after the loss of a friendship.
Having read Karen's blog for quite a while
I thought that her daughter, Julianne, and Chelsea
might really hit it off as pen pals.

It was a good idea.
Even if I do say so

They have much in common and have
developed a very nice friendship.
Not only that but Chelsea has gotten
to know Allison as well. I keep
suggesting Lancaster County as a wonderful
summer vacation destination....
We were considering a puppy that
is in a rescue in Michigan with
thoughts of possibly getting to
meet our friends in person if we
went to get her...but that didn't
work out.

All of that to explain how I came to
have a wonderful little gift called
the Corn Cuddler.

Our families exchanged Christmas boxes
this year. Tucked in the box from Karen
to me was this adorable and most thoughtful

So far, we have only used it heated.
First on Warren's stressed neck...
Sight and Sound is in changeover between
shows right now and things are very busy.

Yesterday, on my neck. I had one of those
headaches that starts in your neck.
This and a couple of Tylenol did the
trick. I am back to "normal"...whatever
that is for me. lol

There are many of you who have become
dear friends to me. I will not attempt
to list know who you are.

Thanks for the bloggy love and encouragement.
Getting to know some of you in real life
has been a huge highlight this past year.

And it is not about the gifts...
Love them...but...

It is about knowing that you care enough to
read, comment and pray for our family.

Know that you are loved and appreciated!



Terri and Bob said...

A lovely post! It is so nice to reach out and become friends with people we haven't actually met but that we still connect with! We tend to find more people like us when we can reach out to the world! We don't feel quite so alone! Happy day to you!

Ellen said...

What is a cozy cuddler and how can I get one?. Love your post Becky, as I said before, "they are my morning cup of coffee". Blessings to you and your family

Becky K. said...

A corn cuddler is a bag filled with corn that can be heated in the microwave or frozen in the freezer as a natural and comfortable hot or cold pack.
I would suggest going to Blue Barn Bulletin and asking Karen what she would charge to make one for you.

Mine is awesome with a removable cover. So soft and the corn molds to your neck or back so it is not one hard lump like most ice packs.

Persuaded said...

Oh Becky, I agree with you so much! The friendships one develops through blogging are the most wonderful thing. I have only gotten to meet a few of my "sisters," but I'd love to meet more... honestly, I'd love to meet you all☺ You know, we are not all that far apart. Perhaps one day we could arrange some kind of meet-up. Wouldn't that be fun?

Have a blessed day, and enjoy that corn cuddler;)

Becky K. said...


That would be so very awesome!
I would love it too.

I have been saying I would like to go see where I was born in the Adirondack mountains of New York.
Maybe one of these times we will actually do it. Then we would be even closer.

Becky K.

Vee said...

It's always fun to read a post about the joys of blogging...there are so many!

jAne said...

((((( hug )))))

I'm in agreement. I've been so very blessed by the friendship of a few precious bloggers. That includes you, Becky. :o)

jAne *

Karen said...

I, too, am so thankful for the friendship we have found through blogging. And, your idea to hook our girls up as pen pals was, indeed, inspired. Chelsea is one of Julianne's dearest friends, even though they've never had the opportunity to meet IRL.

Your comments (and Deanna's too!) about vacationing in PA this summer do have us thinking...trying to figure out if we can make it happen.

I'm so glad the corn cuddler brought you some relief. When you had blogged about your neck/back, I knew I needed to send you one.

Enjoy your day!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for you.

I think you are really very special.

Barb ♥

Kelly said...

Nice post, Becky. I totally agree. I didn't know what to expect from doing a blog, when you introduced me to it, either, but now I can't imagine giving it up. It brings friends right into my home any time I need them.

Elena said...

It has been really fun reading your blogs the last few months. I so enjoy the news of your family and all the fun and adventures your family is on! Most importantly you are a sister in the Lord and that is the best! Hugs, Elena

~~Deby said...

I so agree...I have been blessed in so many..many ways by women I have never met in person...their words, prayers, a few gifts..and just somedays...a comment..or even..knowing that they care...
what a way to communicate..won't it be wonderful when we all meet in heaven?

Brittany Ann said...


You are loved and appreciated so much, too. Don't forget that:)

Mrs.Rabe said...

A big smile of agreement here!

I think that dear Karen sent one of those lovely corn cuddlers to Miss Paula...

I love my blogging friends!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a sweet post on friendship.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Blog friends are just as dear as the IRL ones!!

Freda Marie said...

Becky you are reaping the seeds you have reflect a true caring and concern for others that does not go unnoticed. Wonderful post and hope you enjoy many more blogging memories.