What Am I Feeling?


What am I feeling?

Shocked, thankful, emotional, teary, blessed, speechless, lucky, loved….

All of the above….and more.

With the slight move of a black computer mouse this morning, I  discovered a beautiful sticker in blue. A notification from WordPress of my 5ooth post.  The number….500 is a surprise. It stares back like a badge of honor, I suppose. And, although alone today, it’s already printed, carefully cut out, and posted proudly above my heart. Silly? Not to me.

Did I ever think of writing 500 posts? No, never, not in my wildest dreams. Still, it’s not the number that is most important. It’s the passion for writing together with YOU, the gift of readers.  At any given time on WordPress, I can sit down to tap letters upon a keyboard, knowing I’ll share words with an extended family of talented writers, and readers. I am forever grateful.

Thank you to each and everyone for reading even a single letter of my writing at Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons. Time is a precious commodity of which there is less than the day before. This thought rarely leaves my mind. Some of you have been here since my very first post, others stop by if possible while new friends may just beginning to pop in. The point is, I truly appreciate your time in reading my words, whenever that may be.

What am I feeling? Shocked, thankful, emotional, teary, blessed, speechless, lucky, loved….

All of the above…and more.

 

 

 

 

Babies Almost Due!


Babies of Two, is almost due! Take a peek it’s really true. Pre-order today. Kindle delivery November 1 @ Amazon hospital USA. Maddie and Mollie are slipping and sliding into a brand new world where open arms and beating hearts await them. A story to make you laugh and cry.  Filled with heart and humor. amazon.com/author/2babiesauthor.  Hard cover available in December.

One + One = Two


Well, today’s the day.  An official announcement from me.  Oh sure, I’ve left clues.  A few l.e.t.t.e.r.s here or a couple of words there.  But, never an official announcement.  Not from me.  Not here…until today.

After 15 years, yes fifteen I’ve taken the plunge.  I’m proud to let my WordPress family know that I’ve written a new children’s picture book entitled, Babies of Two.

So how did this all come to be?  Many months ago during the whisper of a winter’s chill, words tapped upon my computer keys.  A story to be.  After printing pages out, I read them aloud to my wee granddaughter who giggled with glee.  “Again, Grandma, again,” she shouted.  Grabbing the sleeve of my arm, she added, “Let me see, let me see!”  Alas, no pictures from me…..

Within days, I came across a WordPress blog where an enchanting illustration captured my attention.  Posted by the talented artist Alisa Belzil, was a delightful illustration of a precocious little girl dressed in a yellow raincoat splish-splashing in puddles of mud.  Dancing above her head were droplets of rain cheerfully painted in water-color blue. Sadly, the child had no words to say….

From there fate stepped in to begin my journey with Alisa.  1+1=2.  Could this really be true?  What should I do?  As they say, ‘the rest is history.’  Writing is a great love of mine that plopped into my lap many moons ago.  Still, I haven’t published a book in over twenty years.  At the same time, Alisa had never designed or illustrated a book before Babies of Two.  Is it fair to say, we both had a lot to learn?

Alisa is an amazing artist, designer and illustrator.  Most of which I knew from the start, but there was something else hidden beyond her sketch pad and pots of paint.   A common bond between the two of us.  Month after month we focused our passion on the process with one goal in mind, to make our book the very best it could possibly be.  After that, our golden pot at the end of the rainbow was to win the hearts of children and caregivers through heart and humor with sprinkles of love throughout every page.

In the beginning of this project I hoped for pictures to go with words.  At the end, I have a trusted friend.  Yes, I still have trouble unzipping files.  But, I’ve always been very good at math.  1+1=2!

Babies of Two will soon have a special delivery.  They’re available for pre-adoption at Amazon.com, with a due date of November 1st.    Amazon.com/author/2babiesauthor

 

*Please visit Alisa Belzil’s amazing WordPress site at https://sweetafternoons.wordpress.com/ tune into Annette Rochelle Alben’s live radio show (another favorite blogger) this Friday from 1:30-2pm EDT, where I am honored to be her guest. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themagichappens/2015/10/09/kim-gosselin-and-babies-of-two-on-tell-me-a-story.

Copyright 2015 by Kim Gosselin

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Because of You


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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

 

A surprise for me as I opened my beloved WordPress site.  Three years ago today, I never would have imagined that I’d still be sitting in my burgundy leather office chair, tapping keys to write A.B.C.’s.

Heartfelt thanks to YOU, each and every one who has given me bits and pieces of your life, precious pockets of your time.  My own family has grown from four to six, then six to eight before finally halting at eleven since I began writing here three years ago today. Believe me, I know how difficult it can be to keep up with life, to live your passion while shooting for the stars.

Do not ever think your support has gone unnoticed or is not appreciated.  I thank God for you…..my readers.  For if no one read my words they might be tucked away in a box somewhere.  Stuck under an iron bed of gray, on top of a wooden shelf painted white or out in my garage up in the rafters.  Perhaps my grandchildren might lift the lid to let letters escape.  Sure, they might read them one day.  Maybe….Maybe not?

Instead, my posts are here to share with all who care to read.  I thank you for that, with all the love I have in my heart.

Because of you….Joy in my life.

Kim Gosselin

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Come Celebrate With Me!


To my surprise I discovered this is my first anniversary here at WordPress.  Yes, today, October first!  I can hardly believe it!!  I never would have known if I hadn’t written a post today or checked my site.  There it was.  In the upper right hand corner, an unusual looking symbol…something I had never seen before.

Of course I clicked my mouse, wondering what it was all about.  Was there an announcement of some sort?  Had I won a prize, perhaps?  Well, yes and yes….

An announcement it was for me.  Happy “ONE YEAR” Anniversary!  And, the prize, you ask?  Actually, I’ve won many prizes this past year here at WordPress.  More than I can count!  You and you and you and you…..

When I started this blog a year ago today, I hadn’t written much of anything in a very long time.  Oh, sure, I signed my name on the bottom of checks, wrote lovely Christmas cards and e-mail letters, but not much else.  A good thing I guess, since there were no blogging expectations inside my headLooking back, I simply felt words wanting to spill out of me.

During this past year I have learned so much from all of you!  There is a warmth of friendship from people all around the globe. You have supported me unconditionally and helped me to become a far better writer than I was a year ago.  How can I ever begin thank you for that?

So today I’m celebrating my very first anniversary by thanking each and every one of you the only way I can.  Thank you for all that you have given to me…..from my heart to yours.

Blessings,

Kim 

 *Go ahead, have a piece of cake.  I baked it just for you..  🙂

365 Days, 231 Posts, 3,298 Commentss

 

200th Post!


To everyone reading this, I just pushed the button for my 200th post.  Surprised I was to see this icon at the top of my notifications this morning!

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I thank all of you who have read my words from the very depth of my heart and soul.  To those who have been with me from the beginning and to others who have just hitched aboard my sometimes weary train.

It’s been a little over eight months since I started down these wayward tracks, not sure of where they would lead.  Such a pleasure my journey has been!  I’ve discovered beautiful scenery through other blogger’s paintings, art and photographs.  I’ve read stories that have touched me dearly, causing me to weep with joy or sadness while discovering personal triumphs or misfortunes through lovely written prose.

I’ve laughed aloud at posted videos, gaggled at jokes or sighed at quotes.  My family has kissed new plates of foods I’ve tried to cook from recipes you’ve given me.   And, oh, the poetry I’ve read from all of you. Inspiration it’s been for me!!

Ah, you have taught me so much more than I could ever learn though books or tapes or classes held.  A sincere “thank-you” for supporting me together with my work.  My spirit is lifted because of you.

Thank you again, and bless you always.

Kim

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