(Good grief, not US..we are FAR too messed up to leave here)
For those who don't know, I hold Lillie and Ian, from At Ian and Lillie's Place ( sadly now a private blog) responsible for well EVERYTHING..LOL. I reached out to Lillie before I started blogging. Mostly by leaving comments on her blog. She was always ( and still is) so sweet. I began to blog as a journal before I even mentioned ttwd to my husband. I was so nervous, I didn't even have the courage to tell Lillie I was blogging. She found me . Anyway, behind the scenes starting last October, she and Ian generously answered my questions. They encouraged. Once Barney decided to become the leader of our home, they offered advice in a way that was not condescending nor was it written in an absolute manner. (Even if Mr. Mammoth Hand McSpanky Pants can't remember ALL of the conversations! sheesh).
This has continued for almost a year now. I think at times Ian might have wanted to ditch me on some abandoned Prairie Road, but to his credit he hasn't. Why am I telling you all of this? Because this weekend, Ian and Lillie have made the decision to step away from blogging. Don't get me wrong I support their decision, but I am selfishly sad. I know that we are friends and that is not going to change. I also know that 'exposing' friendships outside of blogs is sometimes frowned upon, but I am making no apologizes for it- and well honestly you'd have to live under a rock for you to not know how crazy I am about these two.
This couple, who we found through blogging, has been a great support and resource to many of us. I honestly do not know where Barney and I would have been with ttwd without them that first month! and okay, well every month since!
I know that those of you who subscribe to their private blog, often don't get updates ( hence the notification under my header) so I wanted to make sure that at least those who read my blog and theirs have a chance to say good bye.
Thank you Ian and Lillie for being so patient with a number of us.- for your insight and encouragement., for your kind words, and letting us take a glimpse into your Adventure with ttwd. You may be leaving us, but you have definitely left your mark here. Make no mistake about that!