Welcome to my blog ~For Heart and Home~. Thank you to my dear friend Linda from New York who took the pictures I sent her and made this beautiful banner for me. I visualized what I wanted it to look like and she made it happen. That is my sister and I as youngsters and yes, that is the home I grew up in during the 40's and 50's. Right about now, you are all probably saying, my goodness she is old. I am vintage, just like fine old lace. Thank you also to my good friend Debbi, from Oregon who answered questions non stop while I was trying to navigate the workings of the blog world. What is so wonderful is that friendships can reach across the miles and even tho we have never seen each other in person - through the wonders of the computer, we have developed that bond. Also, a big thank you to my good friend Mona also from New York, who often helps me after I have totally screwed something up on the computer. I feel very Blessed to have you all as my friends. Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys my blog. I know I will.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today is going to be such an exciting, historical day for all of my American friends, and I can't help but join in the excitement. I have watched the Obama campaign from day l and only wish that I could have voted for him.

I have never seen this kind of coming together of a nation before - everyone wants to make a change, and that is not just in the election of Obama - but you can see the pride the people have in their country once again. When I see the throngs of people who come out to support this man and the tears, smiles and absolute pride on their faces one can't help but get caught up in the magic of this man.

I am in Canada and it seems here we always have someone wanting to separate from the rest of Canada instead of pulling together as a nation. I am so envious of the vision that your President Elect has for your country. You are very lucky to have the opportunity to witness this historical event in your lifetime and to watch the winds of change make for a better country - once again with hope for the future.

Congratulations to all my US friends - savor every moment today - watch with a heart just bursting with happiness and know that this Canadian wishes the best for your new leader and I pray that God gives him the strength to take on the task at hand. I am going to watch the inauguration today so that I can be a part of this historical event in some small way.