I’ll Miss You…

In February of 2008 Willow and I met face to face for the first time and here’s what I wrote about that day…

God is so good to me. He gave me two desires of my heart today! I’ve said over and over again how sweet it would be to meet one of my bloggy friends and how I’d love to have a walking buddy in Southern California after I left my walking buddies in Seattle, Washington. Today Willow and I met and had a walk and plan to walk on a regular basis, keeping each other accountable. How sweet it is! We found each other through other blogs and realized we both live in the same city. We’re in the same stage of life and have a lot in common. Willow shared how she had been praying for someone to walk with. Check out her blog, she has very exciting news today! She became a grandmother!

That was 2 years ago and so that grandson just celebrated his 2nd birthday.

We’ve had lots of fun walking adventures and a some great tea adventures. I’m going to miss my walking, blogging, drinking tea, knitting friend!

I’m also going to miss Dear and my Saturday morning walks at Emma Wood. On many of those Saturdays we’d have breakfast at Allison’s in Ventura and I’m going to miss that place, too.

Another Saturday morning favorite with Dear is this hike off Sycamore Canyon up the Scenic Trail.

I’ll miss the great cooking days with my family here in Southern California and

our fun tea times…and

our breakfast rendezvous at Julienne in San Marino.


I’ll miss our bloggy adventures with Willow and Sara at the Getty Properties and…

another bloggy friend Cori G! We met for a quick cup of tea in Brea. We had plans to meet again hopefully before heaven! :0)


I’m going to miss our Saturdays with Tim and Letty…


I’ll miss being close to my parents…

I’ve been blessed both in Southern California and the Seattle area with good friends, loving family, great churches and wonderful adventures.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away…Blessed be the Name of the Lord!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “I’ll Miss You…

  1. Why do I get the feeling a “Hello Seattle!” post is ahead with even more things/places/people to see than before when you had your time split? God has certainly blessed you with many many good things while you were sojourning in So Cal. And I know He will continue to be with you in Seattle.

  2. It is hard leaving those special people behind. Hopefully you’ll have some visits coming up in the near future! And I know many good things are in store in Seattle.

  3. Ellen, I am looking forward to your upcoming Seattle posts and all the new adventures you’ll be enjoying in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Blessings to you and Dear as you move back home permanently.

    We three had a good time at the Getty didn’t we. And who knows what the future may hold…it’s a very easy flight between here and Seattle!

  4. hmmmm…what a life…so many adventures with two homes for a bit. Now you can jet down to see family in Cali. I can’t imagine…but He knows your heart.

  5. Well Ellen .. with less split time you’ll have more northwet time and you know where that is close to. Maybe one of these days we’ll head a little south and you can head a little north.
    It is hard leaving behind those that make your life to rich and satisfying .. .all the best.

  6. Such sweetness, sadness and excitement to a move, isn’t there?… The wonderful thing is that the internet can keep you close to everyone between visits–it’s a marvelous technology world we live in now. :o) Thinking of you, Ellen and wishing you all the best ahead ((HUGS))

  7. Ellen – you said you will miss every one of those mentioned. I am sure the reverse is true. I can see that you have been a blessing to your loved ones, as well as to your other bloggy friends.

    p.s. I made the parfait on Sunday for our meal. It was sooooo good. I didn’t know it was going to take the evaporated milk/chocolate so long to boil on low heat, but I decided to just follow every word of your recipe and waited. It finally boiled, and made a nice and thick chocolate sauce! 😉

  8. Oh Ellen you must be so conflicted emotionally. I don’t think we can feel two emotions at the same time…..so as exciting as this move back is, there are some very special things…people… you have to leave behind. I feel the happy and the sad along with you. God bless you my friend as you step out into this next journey of your life.

  9. This is tearful for me…as I look at your life and wonder actually how you can make this change…You have been so blessed, but you have also blessed others along the way…I can sense that very dearly..You will miss Willow. Your story about how you met, is so similar to Judy’s and mine…We can’t have a week go by with out walking or catching up for this or that….It is special to have such wonderful friends.
    My only hope is that someday while you are in Seattle we can catch up with you…

  10. I’m sure u had a big lump in your throat as you wrote that!! I’m am glad we got to meet before you go North to settle. Many blessings to you as you move and readjust……..mL

  11. I can see that you are leaving much behind! What a neat story of how Willow came into your life…and how you became walking & talking & blogging friends.

    Wishing you many blessings as you settle in your new/old home!

  12. Time passes, seasons come and seasons go. I know the PNW and your dear friends will be glad to have you back — but so sad to leave those in So Cal behind. May God bless you during this transition. I suspect there are some exciting and renewed times ahead.

    ~ LaTeaDah ~

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