Tuesday, December 06, 2011


This little girl has captured my heart.  I swore I wasn't going to post pictures of her here, but here I am.  I put this photo on my cell phone as the wallpaper yesterday and every time I picked up the phone I smiled.

This morning I included some new links on my sidebar.  I haven't done that for a very long time.

I realized this morning that all the people I had linked to had already been attacked by our little nutty friend from down under.  I think he has been gone for a year and a half now.  He did write to all of us in an attempt to make amends, but I didn't believe him at the time.  Apparently he really was done because only one of us has heard from him since.  (Aren't you the lucky one AnyEdge?)

A link from me used to mean you would be attacked unmercifully.  It was unbelievable.  Hundreds of the most insane comments you could imagine.  He called me a "shape-shifting reptile" among other things.  We all were attacked, and anyone we linked to on our blogs were attacked.

He would copy our photos and post them on his blog in the most vile ways.

Obviously I wouldn't have posted a photo of someone I loved.

Should I really trust that things have changed?  I guess I am starting to trust that.

And if he comes back, you can blame me.

At the hospital, we have a superstition that you must not ever use the full name of a troublesome patient who is now discharged.  Somehow using the full name will call them back to the hospital.  And frankly, I don't know how anyone gets assaulted by a patient and comes back the same day to care lovingly for that patient.  I could not do it, I know that.  That is why I work in an office.

So I hope I have not summoned him by talking about him.  God bless him... I hope he got the help he needed and is now happily prospering in the Australian sun.

And I hope you are all prospering happily under the sun wherever that may be.  Sober, by the Grace of a loving God.


Elizabeth said...

She's beautiful!

That's funny about not using the full name of a troublesome patient. I wonder if that works on in-laws too!

Lou said...

When blog rolling not long ago, I swear I came across his comments. First, the comments were in multiples, as is his style. Secondly, it just sounded like him, but much "calmer". No name calling, no threats of eternal fires. It was eerie. I believe he has mental illness that waxes and wanes.(duh..ya, think!)

Granddaughters=pure,unjudged love

dAAve said...

Love the picture.

I had totally forgotten about him. His schtik (sp?) never really bothered me though. Remember, I was a baseball umpire. LOL

Syd said...

He hasn't been around in a while. I too hope that he is doing well and has found some peace. Your granddaughter is so adorable--she looks kind and loving and very happy. I wish that every child could be happy and loved. That would be the best Christmas present ever.

AnyEdge said...

Yeah, he drove me a little nuts. But I'm glad he's found something else to preoccupy him. Thanks for the shout-out! I do feel lucky.

Annette said...

She is beautiful! That sweet little face would make anyone smile!

Patty said...

Beautiful pic and I love the tree too.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh...look at that precious little face! She's so sweet! Thanks for sharing her cuteness with us!

I hope the Aussie guy doesn't come back, it was nice of you to wish him well. People who do stuff like that are very unhappy.

Mary LA said...

What a lovely child.

Here's hoping our shape-shifter stays away. I deal with trolls so often on recovery forums and writers' forums and have zero tolerance for them, although much of the behaviour may be delusional.

Pammie said...

Well she is just DIVINE!!
Love the tree skirt.
I Never got an amends from him(?)
I was the lieing pig.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

SHE IS ADORABLE and I'm sure shes more a treasure in person!

Isn't that funny, I prayed for the thunder from down under for a long time, my prayers dissipated over time as he disappeared.

Amazing how, when we don't focus on and fight with the bullies and badness but instead gently love them and pray for them, the fight can't last.

ScottF said...

funny, I was just thinking about him the other day, why I don't know.

What a lil cutie you have there :) Smiles like that melt me lol