To share with you all ;my wonderful friends.

Thank you to each one of you my very dear friends.

Over the past three years you have supported me and cared with a deep sincerity.

Today l feel so humbled ; so honoured and so rich.

Not a richness which comes material wealth; oh no this richness goes far deeper ;right through from my heart and soul.

As many of you know I am in the process of setting up my own business; creating and selling greetings cards

However this is not the only gem that shines bright onto my tomorrows ;oh no a far brighter and richer gem shines. A gem which tells me that I have made my way to where I always wanted to be in my life.

I know for sure that I won my day without a single doubt. I beat those vile abusers from my childhood and I beat the abusive husband that I was married to for 26 years.

Their vile and ridiculing words matter no longer !! In their place visions full of strength and self recognition shine.

I have made my way clinging onto my survival instinct. A deep sense told me a long time ago that my journey I would not share with counsellors or psychologists .To write ;a calling from a little girl; felt so right; felt so good. I would not suggest that no one should seek the support of a counsellor ;that was just what I knew was right for me.

Slowly but surely those chains which had held me captive finally snapped and I their place a golden path ; a path which I have travelled with you all my precious friends.You have supported when I've been a little down and you have celebrated when I have been joyous ; as I am now. Your sincerity shines high and wide ; and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

You have helped me realise that I had a true gift in writing and then your encouragement has brought forth this gift in photography and beautiful colours in the world around me .

It is a combination of these photos and the poetry that I love writing which is what has led me to where I am today ; to setting up my new venture..

These collage/cards in this hub are some of my creations of the past couple of days ;some have greetings already on them /some thank you cards .One from a gentleman to the lady he loves etc. A couple are covers only as I am still working of the inside verses.

I have one problem left ; from many of you I have had many suggestions for a name for my business and one which I loved was 'Erin's Gold '!!However there is another site out there called 'Erin's Gold Award 'and for me it is too close/similar.

Erin's Designs and Erin's Gems are also taken.

It would be nice if I could tie Erin up with her Rock Rose somehow so if you have any suggestions at all I would be very grateful. I hope you enjoy this hub which I dedicate to all my wonderful friends on here and remember we are never too old to learn and certainly without a single doubt to walking those pastures a-new.

Take my hand ad follow me ;if you have also found your way then hold your head high with pride. There is never a better feeling I can assure you.

Now then onto my hub.


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Thank you to you all

Sincerity so obvious

Forever grateful.

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Echoes so wondrous

My beating heart so eager

Blessings and blossoms.

A Valentine Card from a gentleman to his much loved girlfriend.

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Rosebuds fill my heart

My life so wondrously rich

Blossoms now flourish.


The inside page for this one has not been completed yet.
The inside page for this one has not been completed yet. | Source

I am in your debt

I marvel at such friendship

Heartbeats caressing.

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I searched through the clouds

Determinedly through each storm

My haven I found.


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Rich community

Compassion overflowing

Our world so rich.

A Valentine card from a gentleman to his much loved girlfriend.

Doilch is Welsh for Thank You.
Doilch is Welsh for Thank You. | Source

No material wealth

University of life

Together we learnt.

A best wishes card in Welsh.
A best wishes card in Welsh. | Source
The inside verse is also in Welsh and tells of the joy which surrounds us ;the river and nature etc.
The inside verse is also in Welsh and tells of the joy which surrounds us ;the river and nature etc. | Source

Tomorrows golden

My eager heart tells me so

Gratitude flowing.

Another Best Wishes card in Welsh.

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The pics below are of my grandchildren Neyo and Carmel two mini rockers of the future and Ellie and Charlie posing and being cheeky and full of mischief as alwa

Neyo and Carmel so precious..
Neyo and Carmel so precious.. | Source
Ellie and Charlie who also fill my heart with such joy.
Ellie and Charlie who also fill my heart with such joy. | Source

Thank you to each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart and here's to so many more hubs and wonderful friendships to cherish for a long time to come.

I send you all a whole load of love from my little corner of Wales for today and forevermore.

Eddy.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

All the happiness could not happen to a nicer person than you, Eddy. I smile because of your smile. I find happiness because of your happiness. I experience love because of your love. It's a give and take world, my friend, and you have given your whole life...."and in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

love,

billy


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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

This is wonderful to hear, Eddy! I'm so glad for you! I love the pictures! Voted it up!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Wonderful and hope the best for your new venture my friend. My title would be.."The Gold Found Within". whonu


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is so beautiful Eddy. Erin is smiling. How about, ' A treasure that outshines gold. ' Best wishes my gifted friend....Hugs..


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Maybe just use Erin of Wales with your rock rose title, the Wales is so beautiful too and would make you distinct from anyone else. Or something like Wale's Erin...(whatever else). Either way.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Watching your progress during the past three years was an awesome experience, Eddy. I have learned a lot from you.

What about "Erin's Cards" or "Eddy's Cards" or "Eiddwen's Cards". They are all beautiful....

Hugs to you, Eddy :)


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wale's Rock Rose by ERIN. Ok you got me on a roll, I will try not drive you crazy.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I am so happy for your, that you have found the path to a serene, happy life. You radiate so much love for others in you poems, your pictures and from your spirit. I know it is a hard road from where you started, but your have arrived! I know you will find much success with your new card business, and you surely deserve it. God Bless.


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Eddy, I'm glad that you got past the bad things from the past, and let the positive outshine them. I'm also glad that you have started a business. Good luck! Your poems and your photography are all beautiful, and I adore the samples you showed us!

I hope you find the perfect, suitable name for your business. Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kathryn


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Passion + talent = Unstoppable...! Congratulations, eddy!

I wish you the very best always. Hugs, Maria


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Eddy,

Voted Up! Awesome! Shared! Your story is an inspiration. You give me hope. As for names, I like the one suggested by Jackie Lynnley: "Wale's Rock Rose by ERIN" Much success to you in your new adventure.

Best Always,

Kim


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Eddi,

your beautiful Erin is there with you..

she guides you and comforts you ..

she sits by your bedside

and keeps watch for you at night

There is no one more loved than you

on these pages,

because of your unwavering love and support

for all the poets who write here..

An icon, a visionary and best of all a true poet in all forms of poetic expression .. that is you Dear Eddi.

Every write you post... is so personal and beautiful that everyone who reads it... feels that you wrote it for them.

Thank you Eddi.. the best title that comes forth will be what you and Erin decide upon for the I know you two will make the right choice.. thank You Eddi..

Michael


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sallybea 3 years ago from Norfolk

Your delight is infectious - your cards and words I am sure will bring many people much pleasure. How about erinsgreetingscards.com. It does what it says on the packet. Sometimes simplicity works well. Best wishes Sally


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shofarcall 3 years ago

Eddy, What a joyful hub. A sharing of a life, yours, that has been able to break through the chains that bind. You are an overcomer dear friend and you did it "your way." There is no doubt that writing is cathartic and therefore a great healer. I am so happy for you, to hear that you are in a time of your life where you know you are healed and blessed. God is good.

Your cards are different to anything that is out there. I am sure there will be a loyal market to them in time.

God Bless you and all your family.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Eddy, your appreciation for your own gifts and for those who encouraged them within you is a beautiful thing to read! I must tell you though that in my case - it was truly MY pleasure! Getting to know you came slowly at first, and then one day - SNAP - you had me hook, line and sinker!

I do hope you know that, my friend.

I wish you all the best and will be visiting often and will help promote if you like..

Have an amazing Sunday!


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hi Eddy, congratulations on your amazing life achievement - working for years and finally reaching your dream. I have not known you for long, but really appreciate your fine work, and even more so now after seeing some of your cards with your beautiful poems. Terrific work!

How about 'uniquely Erin'?


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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, I am so very happy for my dear friend from Wales! To have found your true calling, and knowing it in your heart and soul is awesome!

You are so very talented; and the combination of your amazing poetry and gorgeous collages are a match made in Heaven.

'Rock Rose Treasures--by Erin of Wales'

Love and All the Very Best to my Welsh friend ;) Pearl

By the Way, I especially liked the 'Beautiful Wales' 'Thank You' and the 'Girlfriend' collage cards--they are inspired!


JThomp42 3 years ago

As beautiful as always my friend. Voted up and awesome. Here's wishing you all the best!


Ghaelach 3 years ago

Hi Eddy.

Setting up a business is the easy part, but getting the right name for your venture can give you a real headache.

I'm sure you've had many suggestions and good ones as well. Using your daughters name is a great idea. I like the sound of "The Rose of Erin" or what about "Erin's Rose." Which name you chose I'm sure will be the right one. Good luck.

Take care on this beautiful Sunday afternoon and say hello to Dai.

LOL Ghaelach


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You my dear are an inspiration to all of us! Nothing could keep your beauty from shining through. Your poems, your photos and you...a beautiful combination.

I laughed when I read Ghaelach's suggestion because I was thinking "Erin's Rose".... another though silly, Rock of Erin.

Best wishes and tons of success.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, I am so pleased that you are sharing your talents with the world in the form of greeting cards. It's a win-win situation. I'm thinking of business names for you. One I've come up with is Erin's Eternal Rock Rose Greetings. I'll keep thinking!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to

BILLY

WRITINGLOVER

WHONU

RUBY

JACKIE

MARTIE

PAMELA

KATHRYN

MARIA

OCFIREFLIES

MICHAEL

SALLYBEA

SHOFARCALL

LELSIE

VICKIW

PEARL

JEFF

GHAELACH

MARY

SHAUNA

for each and every wonderful comment.

I have read and re read each and every comment and cannot begin to explain just how much they mean to me.

Today has been a wonderfully sunny day and Sunday the only day of the week that Dai doesn't work. We tidied the garden this morning and then something we do very little of; we spent the day relaxing in the sun in our haven !!Our flowers are blooming;strawberries are growing; Gooseberries thriving not to mention the Rhubarb, Potatoes, French Beans, Onions and all else we have growing in pots.

The birds chirping away happily from their Ivy Tree Haven just a few inches away from their Bird Table.

We have also decided that we both miss having an animal in our homes and lately a cat called Chloe from across the road has taken to visiting therefore we have decided we are going to find two cats; maybe from The RSPCA .I am so looking forward to our new 'babies'.

However more than this I can now say that there is a feeling of peace of utter fulfilment in my heart and I know that I have overcome all my heartache; and it is with a new certainty that I walk tall into my tomorrows. Your comments have been so touching and have brought a tear to my eye and I thank you all over and over again. I owe you all so much and also I have my wonderful family and my soulmate and best friend; yes my Dai.

Here's sending you all a heart full of love and hope from my little corner of Wales. Enjoy your days one and all : my dear friends.

Eddy.


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Well done Eddy and finally the sun coming shining through for you couldn't have happened to a nicer or more talented person! But also, as you have said that people have helped you, in turn you've also given inspiration and support to so many others!

A beautiful hub and every success with your latest life venture!!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I wish you the best in your business venture. I know you will do well. I can't think of a name at the moment to help you decide. However, is there a Welsh name for Gold? Perhaps tying it in would make it stand out. I love your cards and thoughts on this post. Beautiful! May God keep you always. Blessings, dear lady.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Just lovely as always. Your designs are fantastic. I know you'll do great on your new venture. Best of luck. How about - Erin's Rock Rose Designs. Hugs.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I see your present work and I am reminded of a symphony. thank you


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

You have a wonderful, special talent Eddy, I am so very pleased for you.

I know you will do well - I love Gypsy Rose Lee's idea for a name.

Sending hugs your way, Lesley


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

I feel so happy for you that you found your way and started to leave the bad experiences in the past behind you. Writing and doing crafts have such a therapeutic effect. I have no doubt that you will do fine in your new business. You are even getting better and better in your hubs. Your words are so beautiful and your designs are brilliant. I love them all. You are fabulous.


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Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

Best wishes on your new venture. Why don't you call it 'Rock Roses' or 'Erin's Rock Roses'.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Eddy, these are all great cards. How about The Rock Rose of Erin" for your business name?


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sam209 3 years ago

First thing I can think of is Rock a Rose Erin's... Your hub is inspirational! Your trials and tribulations and how you battled through can be words of encouragement for friends that I know! There's one particular friend that I know I have to share this hub with! Your cards are gorgeous!


DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Eddy, you have overcome so many trials to get to where you are today. Your trials have made you stronger and have brought you to this new era of your life. I wish you well in

your new venture. I like "Erin Rose".

Blessings,

DJ.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Eddy

You have shared your most private thoughts with us in such lovely carefully chosen words that it is an honor to come here to see what is new with you.

In selcting a name maybe it could be---

Erin's Jewels

Whatever you choose, it will be a lovely tribute.

Angels are on the way ps


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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Very lovely Eddy. I came up with one suggestion: Erin's Inspirations by Eddy.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Eddy, you have so much beauty and inspiration to share. I am happy to hear that you have a new venture and it sounds perfect for your talents! I wish you all good things, always. :-) Lurana


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Eddy your work is always like a ray of sunshine that brings warmth from the inside out.

I wish you well in your new business venture and all the happiness in the world.

Anna :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks you so much

SEEKER7

RASMA

DIANNA

MARTIN

LESLEY

WRITERFOX

JANETWRITES

DEB

SAM209

PS

DJ

PICKLES

LURANA

ANNA

for each wonderful comment so full of sincere good wishes.

Sorry for having neglected you all this past week or so but will always call by frequently and more so as time goes on. You are all so special to me. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

I am so pleased for you, Eddy.

The hub is beautiful but the cards are amazing.

Blessings to you in your new venture.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Dim and enjoy your day .Your comment as always so appreciated.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 2 months ago from Texas

Hello. I am only now seeing this, but I hope that your business venture has been a great success thus far! Your work is lovely.

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