Seriously. I'm way late in doing this, because we lost modem connection for 24 hours, but this week's tenant is someone who is honestly and truly an inspiration to me, in so many ways. I told her recently that she's my hero, and I wasn't even kidding. You can spend hours in her archives and links, and it's time well spent. Jane is that rare individual who is a survivor...of things that don't go away, if you get what I mean--things she continues to live and deal with, and also serves as a shining beacon of hope and courage to others facing some of the same issues. THAT is the person we should all try to be, and my life is truly better for having "found" her. Jane is a family gal, with a loving husband, the titular "Tarzan" of "Jane Loves Tarzan" and a wealth of family and friends. She continues gracefully to cope with tough issues such as bipolar disorder (both as a sufferer of the disorder herself and in a "caregiver" capacity to a loved one), depression, grief, loss, addiction...and just keeps shining through. She personifies the idea of refined silver--or tempered steel, depending on the situation--in that she has become a stronger, more beautiful and complete person, and more able (and always willing) to help others through each "test of fire" from which she emerges.
The point? Click on her thumbnail to the right, and check out Jane. You won't be sorry. Show the love, people. I mean it.