Those of you who follow me regularly,
will know what that means.
I made it to the final five,
in the Best Personal Blog category,
in the Irish Blog Awards.
What can I say?
How can I write when I am speechless?
All of you,
who have taken the time,
to read and comment on my many posts,
have a share in this achievement.
I began this blog on a whim,
as a wannabe writer.
A chancer who had no degree,
no idea what she was doing.
I thought up the name in a moment,
never realising how much I would come to love it.
All I really knew that day,
was I wanted to write.
I needed to write.
And what a joy it has been.
Being able to write,
“My thoughts on a page”,
Sharing them with all of you.
And always feeling your support.
begged asked for a nomination,
for the Irish Blog Awards,
it was also on a whim.
I did hope I’d get to know some Irish bloggers,
although the motley crew,
of international bloggers,
I have come to know,
are a pretty good bunch if you ask me.
In the past few weeks,
many of you knew the inner trials I faced,
as my young warrior friend,
underwent treatment for leukemia,
and a bone marrow transplant in Dublin,
a long way from home.
Many days I found it difficult to write,
with my heart and soul so far away.
However the support I have felt,
on all those days,
has meant the world to me.
And on occasions,
even more than that!
There are some who would say,
“God loves a chancer”
or others perhaps less kindly may say,
“The devil looks after his own”.
I am not sure which camp I owe my thanks to,
but what I do know,
is that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to you.
Each and every one of you.
You who have read and commented.
You who have encouraged me behind the scenes.
People I have never met,
and who most likely I never will.
People who are technically strangers.
Who have with their words,
encouraged me greatly,
comforted me when I was low,
and helped me believe,
that there are people out there,
who enjoy what I write,
and how I write.
At this point,
I have one final Thank you.
It is to those of you who took the time,
to nominate this chancer.
I cannot tell you,
how much I appreciate your kindness.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I would like to say more,
but tonight for a change,
words fail me!
Go raibh mile maith agaibh.