Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Post From Michael

First, I must thank you for the birthday wishes. I feel I am so much part of your lives through Jane. I occasionally read Jane’s blog and learn about the tribe she hangs out with. I am impressed at the following and the impact it has on her. Now it’s my turn to tell you a little about Jane and share my favorite pictures.

Jane is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She takes a person for who they are until they prove her wrong. My meeting Jane was unintentional, we were at a dinner outing that a friend organized. We engaged in some meaningful conversations that revealed more about each of us. It was at the end of the evening after we had gone back to the friend’s home that I really began to feel something. We hugged and I knew then that something was ignited. This caught me by surprise; I think both of us as we said good night. Over the next few days we arranged to meet for coffee to explore what we both experienced. We both agreed that fostering a friendship would be paramount. This friendship grew to this amazing relationship that we now share. I am grateful to have met this woman who has a sure confidence about her, a sense of calm, grounded, tells you the way she sees it, is playful, has an amazing smile and what I feel deeply is how genuine and accepting she is.

Thank you Jane for giving me an opportunity to write on your blog and be part of your blog tribe.

Thanks to all of you for receiving me and being a big part of Jane’s life. To all the PEI connections, I hope we get the chance to gather around the fire at Crofters Lane.

I leave you with one of my favorite quotes. "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of  comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King
(Guest blogger Michael G. Duhaney,


  1. Michael and Jane you both are amazingly kind and beautiful people. I feel deeply hounered to have met and been befriended by you both. Thank you for so generously sharing yourselves this way. I would never have bumbed into the two if you any other way.

  2. Thankyou Johanna from the bottom of our hearts:) We feel so blessed to have found such love and friendship with each other and to be able to include others like you in our journey. I know that we will eventually meet and I so look forward to that day.
    Cheers <3

  3. Who would have thought that all the way from Oz to Canada I would be lucky enough to call you both my friends.
    Maybe one day we will meet, maybe not, but I feel blessed for having you both in my life.

  4. Love the new look of your blog Jane! It is always a pleasure to stop by your blog (I visit almost daily) to read about you,your family, and your life. Your writing demonstrates to me the joy that is in you, and it continually makes me smile. You and Michael are a beautiful couple! Than

    ~~Thanks for your kind comments when you visit my blog. I feel your kindness in your words.~~

  5. How beautiful! I think that your both fortunate to have found each other! Crofters Lane will be blessed to having you both living there full time in the next few years!

  6. Michael, thanks for sharing that - I always like to hear the other side of the equation! (and of course, I love hearing about how people meet, hmm, blog topic idea forming ... )

    Jane, I've been at Martin to write a blog entry (about anything!) but he's resisting. lol, yet he rushes to read every entry as soon as I post.

    And yes, one day we all shall meet!

  7. Michael,
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful info about Jane.
    I also think you are both special and it's wonderful to see you both have found your soul mates in each other.

  8. How sweet. You guys sound so happy. A real partnership of equals.

  9. Michael,
    I can already sense all those wonderful things about Jane. My only regret is that I don't live closer....:)! Keep taking real good care of her!

  10. P.S. Jane, whatever tweaks you just made to your blog, it worked! I want to let you know it's soooooooo much easier to read!

  11. OMGosh! Jane hold on to this treasure! I am not to proud to say that his pure sweetness and love for you brought a tear to my eyes. In this world, above money, power, success, all of us are searching for that light in another that brings out only the best in us. I think you both do this for each other [at least from what I observe here].

    It's beautiful. Simply beautiful.

  12. Thank you one and all for your kind and thoughtful comments. The dear man is a treasure indeed. He wears his heart on his sleeve and being a life coach finds it easy to say what he feels and to get me to say what I feel as well.
    Thank you again!

  13. hey since Michael you've had a lot more to write about LOL!
    geez he's reading your blog - hope he doesn't hold it against me that I was one of the one suggesting you let him pay for the tickets and you get dinner...uh oh! :-)


  14. What a wonderful relationship you have! You are blessed indeed! Sending Colorado love your way -- Marge

  15. No worries Susanna - you're still anonymous;)

  16. Awww... You guys are such a beautiful couple!! Jane, you are SO lucky to have a wonderful man like Michael!! I'm excited to read about your journey together! :)


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