Hey my friends! I sure have missed posting lately….but I have a VERY good reason…After an entire life without a sister, I finally found mine! (even though we look nothing alike)
Do you remember Amy at All Things Home ? We met through our blogs…She and her beautiful daughters drove all the way to Louisiana…to see us!! We have been e-mailing and talking on the phone, planning this trip for several months.
Can I just tell you, spending a week with them was so much more than I could ever imagine! My family will never be the same…
We actually met in Dallas, and we cried when we met, it was kind of mushy…. we took our girls to the American Girl Doll Store. And we shopped at Lonestar Antique Mall and Pottery Barn.
Our families hit if off immediately. We began sharing our life stories and catching up on all the years we did not know each other. The kind of stories that bring tears to your eyes and make your heart melt.
Do you believe in Divine Appointments? You know, the times people come into your life at the perfect moment, when you need them the most?
And then you just let your guard down, you open your arms and heart with no holding back. Because you know only God could bring your lives together. Then you realize why…you realize maybe the whole purpose in starting a silly little farmhouse blog was actually way more than that.
That possibly the purpose was relationships. Relationships with people who bring joy, laughter, gentleness, and happiness into your home and depths of your soul. People you now call FRIENDS :)
We stayed up late watching movies, popping popcorn, playing games, and laughing until we cried. We drank coffee in our P.J.s, traded recipes and ideas, looked at blogs together,
And even went to Canton Flea Market!
Laurie Anna's Vintage Home, was of course our favorite :) Even though we were a little too late to hug Laurie Anna’s neck.
My goodness, you just won’t believe the incredible finds that Amy picked up on our flea market trip :) You have to check out her blog to see her goodies!
And now, it’s all over. They left our house this morning, and headed back to Tennessee, where their “boys” have been missing them dearly. And I must confess that I am a bit pouty today without them.
However, this time with them makes my heart so thankful…
Thankful for friendships,
for Donnie & Keith,
for Caprese Salad,
for chocolate chip cookies,
for cell phones,
for our Jesus,
and especially for memories…
And OCTOBER, because that’s when we are going to see them again.
Ok, thanks for hanging in there while I had to pour my heart out…
Stay tuned for Chapter two, about cooking and a cabinet :)
Have a wonderful weekend, friends