As 2009 comes to a close, I wanted to send out a very special thanks to all of you. Though we had so many struggles, first with my badly broken ankle and being bedridden for awhile and losing so many of my beloved birds this year, 2009 has brought us true blessings in the form of friends...I won't name all of you for fear of forgetting anyone, but there were those who called me often, knowing I was going to go stir crazy in bed after my ankle surgery, those who sent fabulous gifts out of the blue and encouragement when I was down or stressed, those who prayed for Tom and me, who just kept us in their thoughts, those who just wished us better times, etc. I hope you know who you are. Your generosity, caring, support and unconditional love got me through 2009 and made it such a special year. I just feel unworthy of such beautiful friends. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Love you big-hearted, wonderful people. You ROCK!!