In 2010, I started a blog called Buttonsthoughts. I fell in love with my blogger family and cannot imagine my life without those supportive and special people I came to know through our blog posts.
Bloggers are a special group who share pieces of their lives. The good, the bad and sometimes the ugly. I met a lot of farmers, non-farmers, photographers, writers and just all around creative special,people.
These bloggers were passionate about their lives and so kind and generous to those they let into their world.
Our times have certainly changed so much since 2010. We cannot go back. I, being a forever optimist, believe that there are sunny, happy days ahead.
Back when I was blogging for over ten years steady during some of the most difficult farming days of my life, bloggers and strangers were there for me. I so love that. I am very grateful for their friendships and loyalty.
There is not as much time to blog anymore but I have kept on writing. A childhood dream has finally come true. My book of short stories and photos from blog posts and newspaper columns will be published in May of 2022.
I am so grateful to Crossfield Publishing for taking a chance on my work. I do know my stories made people smile when times were tough in their lives. I also know their stories did the same for me.
We all need to relish in the simple things mixed with humour and that will get us all through this scary time.
Thank you to all who have always been there, Stay safe everyone and grab hold of those little things that make you smile. ❤️
Hugs from Buttons aka Grace Vanderzande.