Friday, August 30, 2013

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu


Everyone gets there sooner or later, I guess. Ward and I have been talking about it a lot lately. And while this blog served us for quite a long time, it may be time to move on. We enjoyed sharing some of our thoughts and ramblings, and we've enjoyed reading some of yours. It has helped us through times when we were separated, and helped me at least to feel not so alone with some of the squickier things I have long held in my heart - self-defeating beliefs, fears and insecurities. 

To those of you who have held my hand through all of those times, I thank you. To those of you who know who I am, and what kind of heart I have, I thank you for never losing sight of that, and for understanding what I was trying to say, even when the words could have been misconstrued. The saying is true, I suppose, there are circumstances that will really show you who your friends are. And I thank them for that wholeheartedly. You guys always know where to find me, and I hope you choose to keep in touch.

Sometimes there is just nothing left to say, and I guess this is one of those times. We wish you all immensely wonderful things in your life. May God give you...for every storm, a rainbow; for every tear, a smile; for every care, a promise; and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share, for every sigh, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.
And as the Irish blessing goes:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


HIS POV:  Time flies doesn't it?   As June said, we've been considering a lot of things lately, including the direction that The Dish should take.  I would like to personally thank everyone that supported June while I was deployed, offered encouraging words and open arms when she needed it the most.  I would also like to extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to everyone that went above and beyond to connect with us ...  Thank you for your continued support and friendship, it means so much more than June and I are able to say here. We hope that everyone enjoys a communicative, prospersous life and a happy healthy relationship.  June and I are on the precipice of a new adventure... We are striving to explore each other on an even deeper level and can't wait to begin.   Thanks again everyone and take care.

 The end of every journey is the begining of a new one!,


  1. Gone but not forgotten. The Dish will be missed

  2. Oh, June, I was just thinking about you today and planned to write after kids off to bed. You'll both be missed!

  3. I have been thinking about the two of you and wondering how you were. Thanks for the update, you will certainly be missed, you both added a wonderful perspective to this thing we do....Be well, enjoy each other...hugs abby

  4. I am sad and yet I support what is best for all of you! You have offered so much support and love to so many, for that, thank you. I love how you look at your leaving 'The end of every journey is the beginning of a new one.' I will not say good-bye...I will say... talk soon!

  5. I haven't been around much lately, but you've been in my thoughts. Best wishes to both of you as you continue your journey. May love and life great you happily.

  6. I have enjoyed reading all your blogs. You two write the best things and have the greatest relationship.
    You will be sorely missed. I wish you and your family all the best. Perhaps you'll stop in now and then and let us know how you are.

  7. Thank you for sharing your love, your inspiration, your fears, your struggles. Thank you for sharing your lives with us!

    Enjoy your adventures and may you have many wonderful spankings ahead =)


  8. Good luck and great journeys. Thanks for sharing your extraordinary perspective on topics not easily discussed. You always seemed to be the voice of reason. You will be missed. Check in once in a while to let us know how things are going as you traverse the future, hand in hand.

  9. Hoping you find peace and love in whatever lies ahead!

  10. May God grant you both wonderful blessings. I will miss your loving words and inspiration. Your words helped me thru a very rough time in my life. Hugs to both of you.

  11. Noooo! I just got here and now you're leaving!? Jk. I know it's what's best for you both and your family. Plus you're stuck with me!

    This is however a sad day. You two brought so much wisdom to blog land. Your kind hearts and willingness to share with anyone willing to ask is a rare jewel. Thank you for all you gave and mostly for your friendship.

    Love you

  12. I will miss you. Your unique his and her POV, the beautiful writing, the kindness, I could go on! Thank you.
    Wishing you the best.

  13. Am sorry to have read this, you both always write so beautifully.

    Wishing you all the best, take care


  14. I wish you all the VERY best. May your new journey bring you "enough". You both have been such an encouragement to one who shares much of June's history. Thank you so much for putting yourself out there. I will miss the beauty of your writing and the expression of your love. Live large, ya only do it once!!!

  15. Hi June and Ward, :)

    I'm sorry to see you leave Blogland as well, but understand that it is what is right for you both at this time. I guess what I want to say to you both is thank you. Thank you for writing words that touched us all, gave us things to think about, helped us to grow and I'm sure, made a difference to many. It was always a treat to see both of your POVs, and your posts were always so well written that they inevitably left me coming away from there with a nice warm fuzzy feeling about a solid loving, growing ttwd relationship. So big thanks to you both.

    I wish you well as you explore the depths of love and marriage that are in your path. I look forward to being in touch in the future, and am happy for both of you! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  16. I am so sad to read this Ward and June, but I respect you have to do what is right for you and support you doing so. The Dish and your beautiful writing will be very much missed in blogland. You have such a beautiful relationship. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us and for tackling the difficult topics. Yours was always the voice of reason.

    You have given me a wealth of support, encouragement, advice and inspiration through your posts here and I offer my most heartfelt thanks and appreciation.

    I wish you all the very best for the future and in your new journey.


  17. Farewell, Ward and June. Good luck on your journey.


  18. I'm so sad to see you both go. Both of you have helped Fireman & I so much. I hope you'll pop back in from time to time and not be gone forever. :(
    Love & hugs,

  19. Thanks so much for sharing as long as you did! I'm so sorry to see you go! I hope you leave your blog up?Best of luck to you!

  20. So sad to hear that you're leaving, but happy for you on your new adventure. Thank you for sharing your points of view. They will be missed.

    Take care,

  21. Hugs! Mega hugs!

    Thank-you so much for everything you have shared, Ward and June.

    And the Dish will be missed.
    Love and Blessings! :o)

  22. You will be missed, but never forgotten.


  23. Good luck to you and thanks for what you brought to blogland!

  24. Hey Ward and June...

    The me that loves you two knows that this decision was not made lightly and is in the best interests of you and your relationship.

    The selfish me is very sad as I will miss visiting and feeling the warmth and love that you exude. The beauty of your relationship is such a shining example!

    I will join with Minelle in saying " I will not say good-bye...I will say... talk soon!"

    Sending lots of positive energy your way as you embark on your new journey!

    Hugs and Blessings,

  25. June and Ward, what a sad day for blogland. Your insight, experiences and love in your relationship will be missed but thank you for sharing your journey with us. I wish you and your family nothing but the best in the future! Hugs!
    <3 Lily

  26. seems I am back just in time to say goodbye. I am sorry for that, and sorry I did not have the opportunity to 'know' you better. I wish you so many wonderful things to come!


  27. Sorry to see you leave but totally understand.

  28. June,

    Having known you makes me happy to say goodbye. I am glad to see you finally leaving. I hope no one else suffers in such peculiar relationships.

  29. I am very sorry to see you go, but you have to do what is best for you both. I haven't always commented, but I have read very often. You and Ward helped Dan and I so much when we first began, and I am always telling everyone how kind Ward was with his offers of help. For me personally, it was so good to be able to read both of your points of view. So helpful. I am having a rest from the Blogs at the moment and I am so happy that Minelle told me you had put up this final post.

    I wish the both of you many joys and lots of happiness is whatever you decide to do. And I prefer not to say goodbye, but just to repeat a saying we have locally where I live, "See you later!"

    Many hugs


  30. I will truly miss you both. Farewell, wonderful friends. May life continue to bless you and your family with love.

    Elisa Xo

  31. Thank u for all you've shared! We'll miss you both. Happy journey onwards!

  32. Sad to see you go... and I can't thank you enough, especially June, for all you shared with me, and supported me, especially in the early days of my blog when I had so much figuring out to do. Thank you for your patience and willingness to share and just be there. {HUGS}

  33. I'm finally getting around to reading this. I wish you both the very best! (((hugs)))

  34. sad to see you go...loved your blog and your wisdom and that it was written from two perspectives!

  35. Thank you both for sharing your experiences with us. Take care.

  36. Wishing you both the very, very best. You will be missed!

  37. It is fantastic to hear other people’s experiences with a lifestyle situation that is so honest and real.


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