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December 31, 2008

~IT"S ALL ABOUT LOVE~

It seems like every year at this time I start thinking about life...what I have done with mine...what I still want to do with mine...and how I wished we could all just live together and offer each other our comfort and support...We as females all seem to have the same thing in common...to be able to care and share...this is what I have most enjoyed about blogging...Oh yes!! its great to see all the YUMMY recipes, the BEAUTIFUL Tablescapes, the WONDERFUL decorated homes....but it really is all about the CARING and SHARING of LOVE that I feel here in Blogland..I have truly met some of the most amazing women here...and my wish for 2009 is to meet many more....
In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, died shortly after birth. The mother tiger, after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically, she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops ??? Now take a Look !!!







Now, please tell me one more time ........? Why can't the rest of the world get along??
Maybe the rest of the world needs to start a blog....

May all of you have a safe and blessed Year to come...I truly know God has blessed me with my family and my Blog Friends....
until next Year....hugs and smiles Gloria

66 comments:

Chris said...

A beautiful post today.You are so big hearted. I hope you too have a very Happy New Year. I have loved meeting you these past few months and I'm looking forward to next year being your friend.

Love Ya,
Chris

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
This time of the year does make us reflect doesn't it?

I'm glad to claim you as one of my blogging friends!

Loved the tiger story!

Diane

Jessica said...

Dear Gloria~

This was a beautiful post~ the tiger with the little pigs just warms my heart.

I am so glad we met this year~ You are a wonderful blessing to so many!

Have a safe & Happy New Year!

Hugs~ J

Bo said...

Hi sweet Gloria...it is really all about the love, caring & sharing isn't it...Wishing you a very happy new year and lots of happy blogging days ahead in 2009!
Hugs, Bo

"Blossom" said...

What a beautiful story and photos.
You know my mother is ill and I got a call from my sister that our mother is starting to give up. She does swallow hardly and she doesn't open her eyes in more. I want to wrap her in my arms and nurture her back to health. Better yet I want to have one wish and with that wish I want her to be like my mother use to be. I am hurting so back and this photo made me stop crying and see the joy in this mothers eyes. Thank you, dear friend
Blossom

Melissa Wertz said...

That is adorable! And so sweet! She just wanted to be a mommy. She didn't care that it was dinner or not. They wanted a mommy and didn't care that they could be dinner. Now they just love each other.

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, she has Als also. It's been a rough 12 years with this with her. She never complains she was always a very quite person. She still is.
Blossom

Liz said...

Food for thought!

These pictures are so sweet. Thanks for sharing the story.

~Liz

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria what a sweet post- I too (and I think God created us all with the same yearning) wish for "peace on earth". I am reminded of how far we fell with the fall. I believe as each one let's Christ's love flow through us true peace will come. THen that reminds me of how desperately I need HIM and I pray this coming year will be one with greater intimatcy with Him that others will truly see HIM and it not be me trying to love which will only mess up things!!

Happy New Year Friend!

Blessings
mary

salmagundi said...

A great story from a great blogger!! I enjoy your blog so much. May your New Year be just wonderful!!! Sally

Lynette said...

Gloria - you are a dear lady!! Thanks for a great 2008 and I can't wait to see what 2009 has in store for us!!
Happy New Year ~

Melissa Miller said...

AW! JUST THE SWEETEST STORY. YOU KNOW ME AND ANIMAL STUFF.
HOW INSPIRING!

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED NEW YEAR MY DEAR FRIEND.

~MELISSA :)

Sharon Kay said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Pickett's Place and thought I would say hi and happy new year to you and your family. You are now in my favorites, I do agree about all of us getting along, what a wonderful place this would be and what a wonderful way to start a new year...

Susan said...

Wonderful post!

Happy New Year... see you in 2009!

Diane said...

GM Gloria! This is a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a Happy New Years! ♥ Diane

ceekay said...

I saw that story a while back. So precious. Have a wonderful evening tonight and looking forward to lots of sharing in the New Year!

onlymehere said...

What a heart warming story. I agree that it's absolutely insane that we can't all get along in this BIG old world. No matter what "skin" we wear, be it tiger or otherwise, we can find a connection that's nurturing. Our first latter day prophet's wife, Emma, lost a baby at birth (one of many) Another woman had given birth to twins at the same time and agreed to let Emma's husband, Joseph, take one of the babies (Mary) every afternoon for Emma to nurture. They said that it helped Emma and Joseph to both heal and they loved Mary like their own. One day the mother gave Joseph the wrong baby to take with him and he said something like "this isn't my Mary." Even though they were identical twins he could tell them apart. We find love in our hearts if we truly search. May we have a kinder and gentler 2009. (I didn't mean to leave a sermon/book on here, but I was touched by your post!). Cindy

beddow said...

Happy New Year Gloria! Hope your new year is filled with love and happiness.

Betty

Helen said...

Dear Gloria, my wish for you and your family is that 2009 brings health, happiness and peace.

Deb said...

Wow Gloria! This is a GREAT POST! It really left me all warm and fuzzy, with a Great Big Smile on my face. Thanks for the lift! And Happy New Year To YOU And Yours! Deb

Carrie said...

What a precious story...just wonderful!
I wish you a Happy and blessed New Year.

Lady Katherine said...

Such a lovely story! Happy New Year!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful post my friend. Your words touch us as well as the love that comes thru the screen.. I feel so blessed to have gotten to know you this past year.. You are a rock to me in many a storm...I love you my friend.. and wish you nothing but good things in this up and coming year..
Happy New Year!! hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen in my entire life...so precious.
I am serious when I say that EVERY lady should start blogging. I believe even the mean ones would profit from blogging. It makes us all treat our real life friends better, makes us smile more, gives us a whole other outlook about a lot of things.....I LOVE IT.
THANK YOU so much for the birthday wishes...
have a great day,
bj

vintagewindow said...

Thank you so much for that post. AMAZING!!It really is that easy. We (humans) just make life more complicated than it has to be.

Thanks also for your kind comments on my blog.

Have a wonderful day.

Kris

Sue said...

HI! GLORIA

I'M NEW TO YOUR BLOG AND RIGHT OFF FELL IN LOVE--SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY ABOUT THE TIGER---I KNOW HOW THE TIGER WAS SUFFERING, I LOST MY ONLY CHILD AND HAVE SUFFERED MANY YEARS. I'M SO HAPPY THE ZOO WAS ABLE TO GIVE THIS MOTHER BABIES EVEN IF THEIR ARE OF ANOTHER SPECIES.

HAPPY NEW YEARS.

SUE

Anonymous said...

I love this post g. Those little pigs were so cute in their tiger coats. thanks vickydarnell

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...Happy New Years Eve!!!

Hehe...I'm so glad that you stopped by...and yes, Granny F...we did have some fun, didn't we!!! I don't know...was just thinking about all the good things that the Lord brought my way this past year...you know, I was so down with my health when I found RMS so I will always count it a blessing!!! But more than that...I'm sure glad that we met!!! You are one of my greatest blessings...I just adore you and our sweet friendship!!! I'm still not able to get out much and I just appreciate all of the friendships that I've made with all of you gals...so very much!!! There's many a day...that ya'll keep me going!!! I'm looking forward to a great 2009...wonder what we might find to "get into"...hehe!!!

Love ya Darlin',
Chari

Kristen said...

I love these pictures and you summed it up well!
I can't wait to see what the new year holds for us all!

Happy New Year

laurie said...

AWWW Gloria, this is so precious! And I loved your message in this posting. Great post! You are one of my 2008 treasures, and I know you will remain so in 2009. Wishing you and yours a wonderful year! laurie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy New Year, Gloria!

Sue said...

OMG Gloria this is the sweetest most precious story about true love!! Love ya lots sweetie and Have a wonderful new year!!! xoxoxoxo

ann said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STORY.I HAVE GOOSEBUMPS.AND YOU KNOW WHAT THE ANGELS SAY?WHEN YOU HAVE GOOSEBUMPS,YOU'RE CLOSEST TO GOD.I LOVED THIS GLORIA.WOWOWOWOW...ANN

Picket said...

Hey sis...ohhhhh that is the sweetest post...girl you know I thank God for having you in my life...you are a true treasure! Happy New Year to you & yours sis..may blessings be up upon you every minute of every day thru out the year...may you feel the presence of God more than ever before & may you know the greatest joy you have ever known...I love ya Gloria...♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweet Gloria, had to buzz back over again to say a big
Happy New Year to you my friend... looking forward to 2009...
hugs ~lynne~

Justine said...

Those are some of the cutest picture I've ever seen, Gloria! I've always been a huge pig lover. How could you not love a face like that?

You said it all so eloquently... how we all need to keep reaching out to each other in love and support. IT's what makes the world go 'round.

Justine :o )

lvroftiques said...

Gloria that was wonderful!! And dare I say...funny?!! A HAPPY NEW YEAR my friend!! Vanna

Gollum said...

Happy New Year, Gloria!

Tootsie said...

love it! Happy New Year Mom! I hope 2009 brings you all you can dream for!

mbkatc230 said...

Great post Gloria. This is such a wonderful story and your message is so true. Your blog is such a blessing! Hope you have a wonderful new year. Hugs, Kathy

kymber said...

Hi Gloria,
How adorable is that! Thanks for the cute post - it brought a smile today!
Blessings to you,
Kymber

Anonymous said...

Dear Gloria, You always lift me with your quick wit and ability to zone in on the truth of things! You've done it again with this inspirational blog today. Happy 2009! Fieldstone/Pam

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Happy New Year's Day my friend...hope you brought the New Year in with a bang... love, love love the new blog dress..:-) Great minds do think alike...lol... hugs ~lynne~

Lynette said...

I know Gloria, it was soooo sad to see him. I mean, he didn't look THAT bad, he just sounded so off, and they didn't let him talk that much, but when they did, he just didn't sound like himself!?!? He wanted to, but just didn't, you know? But, what is the ball drop and NYC without Dick?
Anyway, have a good day ~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your meat out there is normally 7.99 a pound yikes!!! That is outrageously high... But your meal sounds delicious... I'll be right there..lol.. I've been playing around here again.. changed it for a day or two..then going to change it up again cause I can..lol.. I'll be working in the "office" again today trying to be ready for the guy to come..girl. I'm like you can't stand to have things out of place and 6 months is enough for anyone right? I know you'll be anxious to get all the Christmas down and put away.. Isn't it just the dustiest stuff? I'm alwasy amazed at how large the rooms look once it's all gone...You enjoy your meal..and eat a bite or two for me.. I'm off to get some work done. :-)...hugs ~lynne~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Gloria, oh I love this post.And those little pigs are just the cutest ! Hope you have a Happy New Year.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I loved your post. "Happy New Year"
Hugs, Terrie

Kimluvsdecor said...

Gloria, couldn't let the day get away without wishing you a very blessed 2009!

Happy New Year,
Kim

judicreations said...

Happy New Year!
This is such a lovely story for the first day of 2009. I wish the whole world could so easily asapt to each other....it really is so very sweet.
Hope you have had a lovely new year so far...and I will be back to ready more. Your blog is lovely.
Come by and visit me when you have a chance too.
Judi

Sweetie said...

Hi Gloria, Such a wonderful post. Bloggers are a unique lot - kind, compassionate, loving. I learned this only too well over the last few weeks. Have a wonderful New Year.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great Post, Gloria! :)

Wishing you many blessing for the coming New Year! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria...What a wonderful story!! It really makes you think, doesn't it? Happy New Year to you, my dear new friend! I'm so glad I met you!...hugs...Debbie

Ma'dame French said...

Beautiful post sweetie and who knew I basically said the same thing (lol) Guess us crazy gals need to stick together;) French xoxox

imjacobsmom said...

That is just the most precious thing I've read today! I am so glad that I found you and I am so looking forward to 2009! Thanks for all the bloger love and fun! ~ Robyn

Coloradolady said...

This has got to be the sweetest post I have seen today. What a sweet story. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a new and exciting year.

xinex said...

What a cute story! Happy New Year, Gloria!...Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi ya cutie,.. I am LOVING this blog dress...oh my goodness.. it is so YOU!!.. love it love it love it.. Ok.. I'm sure you got the fact that I love it..lol... I'm praying for baby Krya this morning Gloria..keep me posted... I'm off to open the shop..but of course will be in constant communication..hugs ~lynne~

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I am speechless. This is the sweetest story ever! Thanks so much for sharing it. I loved it! Those pictures just say it all.

Wishing you a Happy New Year, one filled with love overflowing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Gollum said...

Thank you for your sweet note, and for caring. I am still struggling with shortness of breath--yet I'm somehow managing to stuff my mouth with chocolate mice. :-) Dr. G says I should be feeling better soon, and if not, it's off to the pulmonologist. I DON'T want that. So while I've got a get out of jail free card, I'm letting the house fill up with dust, no Windexing, either.
How is your little Kyra doing?
Hugs,
G.

"Blossom" said...

Gloria, thank you sweetie for all the prayers for my mother. I am sitting her with her and she hasn't opened her eyes all day. It's heart breaking to see her like this. But she loves PJ and soft ones and I brought her many for christmas and she loves the boxed red cherries at christmas time. She hasn't eaten must today and she has a really hard time swallowing. I just have to get away from her when I am here so I took a walk down the road and tried to comfort myself. I stopped by the grave yard where her parents are buried and talked to them about taking care of when she is gone. She loved her mother and father very much and talked about them all the time. She can hardly talk and it's hard to make out what she is saying, gosh I lov her so much and I hope that god takes good care of her because he is getting a good one. One of the best.
Blossom

Glenda said...

"I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now... as I shall not pass this way again." ~ William Penn

Since I read this many years ago, I try to live my life by the guiding principle expressed. I believe if more people did, we would have the world our hearts desire. I will endeavor to make 2009 the very best year that I can, with God's help.

Cathy said...

Happy New Year Sweet Pea,

I'm having a great blog CONTEST! Won't you stop by and join in the fun.

Thanks,

Cathy

Shelia said...

Dearest Gloria, this post was just precious! Oh, you're so right - I feel such a kinship with my blogging buddies and we go a ways back, don't we friend? Thank you so much for your prayers for Mother. We need them. We have home health nurses coming next week to help with her. Maybe that will give me a little break to go to the grocery store! lol
We must eat, you know! Love you, Dear One!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!! What an inspiring post :)

Hugs,
Dena

cedwards55 said...

Gloria, Just wanted you to know that Kyra and the rest of your family remain in my prayers.
Hope you are doing well. Happy New year!
Carol

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Oh that is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!! I was getting all teary-eyed! haa! Hope you had a wonderful holiday. I love the new "bust" posted at the top. She is beautiful!! Thanks for leaving the suggestion to check out "Happy to design" blog about my problem with posting. I am going to go over there right now! :)Keep your fingers crossed!! ~ Laurie