Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Little Note Of Clarification For People About My Blogs...

Dear Ones,

I have been receiving many notes of kind concern, not just about my dear Henry, who has yet to return (We haven't given up hope and are still making many efforts, so your continued prayers are most welcome...), and also some confusion over what has become of my blogs.

First of all THIS is the same blog you've been reading if you have been following, "Magic and Moments at Dragonfly Cottage." I simply changed the name to better fit what my heart required, and it is more representative of my work, my life, and myself at this juncture. I left a domain forwarding set-up so if someone went to the old address they would be forwarded here and not lost, but I bought the url for this one, www.maitrisheart.com, and it points to the blogspot address: maitrisheart.blogspot.com. I didn't want to lose people in the process.

Too, my other two blogs, "Art For Joy," and "Words, Words, Words - A Writer's Journey," I did delete. I was doing too much juggling with my mother's nearing the end of her battle with cancer, and when Henry disappeared the heart went right out of me. I just can't keep up with so much now. And more importantly, my life is all of a piece. The woman, Maitri; my animal companions and work here at Dragonfly Cottage; the book I am writing about my life here; my work as a writer and fiber artist and artist in general; my garden and more are all of a piece. Separating them out over three blogs was only further fragmenting me at a time I need to pull all of my parts and pieces together to handle what lies ahead.

Nothing will be lost, as I will now use this one blog for everything. Life at Dragonfly Cottage is all of the above. So you will hear about my writing and my art, the pugs and the parrots, big Moe my sweet old black dog, and never forget tiny golden Vincent, the beta fish. You will see, somewhere down the road, the move from this place to more spacious quarters as Dragonfly Cottage (which is wherever I am!) moves household to allow more room for myself, my work and my critters, and certainly you will be kept abreast of the search for my precious little Henry. Your thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt notes have been seeing me through and I just can't thank you enough.

I am sending you all warm regards, blessings in abundance, and thank yous too numerous to count for all of the loving support you have shown me. So no, as several dear people have written to me, we have not disappeared, just changed shape and form and gathered our skirts in around us so that we could all be in one place, and I can take a deep breath and settle a little and not feel that I am straddling so many things at once that I will likely topple over on my head.

I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued prayers and support. As the great Winston Churchill said, "Never give in, never give in, never give," and I certainly shall not.

With Love,

Maitri, and my Henry, who surely must be on his way home somehow...



8 comments:

Judy said...

You are dear Maitri wherever you are and whatever you call yourself at any given moment. I love your new look, although I wish I had captured a picture of the Dragonfly Cottage. It was so "you" (at least in my mind). Prayers still coming your way!
God Bless!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Gal...I too love the new look of your blog...glad that you are happy w/ your decision to let the other 2 go.... your Mom (I pray for deep peace)and Henry...life happens, yes...I continue to stand firm for Henry's safe return...

blessings,
Amy

Lidian said...

I like the thought of everything having a single home - and look forward to visiting you there! And still thinking and praying for you and Henry, of course.

Polly said...

Dear Maitri, there is a very old saying that you may have heard a thousand times before which is "It takes a wise woman to see to the bottom of the well and it is she that drinks the sweetest water."

As always my thoughts are with you and I think you are wisdom itself.

I do hope that your fortune soon changes for the better. Hold tight and take care dear friend. x

Julie said...

Maitri,

Still praying for you, your mother, and the safe return of your Henry.

Love the look of the new blog :)

Shinade said...

Hey there dear Maitri,
I think you have made a wonderful decision. Now we can have all of you in one place.

It is very difficult to keep up with so many things. It's all I can do to keep up with just this one blog.

I love your new look and really love your new avatar. I will change all of my bookmarks for you on my blog roll.

My prayers also are still with you as you are facing many obstacles in your life right now. But, I know that you are strong and will persevere.

I have something for you. But, it is a total freebie. I finally got all of my awards posted including those from you. And as a thank you I designed a special award also.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/11/award-time-catching-up-and-passing-out.html

Please do not feel obligated at all. This one is a free ride completely.

Love and hugs to you!!:-)))

Ane Fallarme said...

i hope Henry comes home soon... your blog has a new name and look but it's still you so it's all good... :)

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I miss the Dragonfly Cottage picture--it was so beautiful!

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