Saturday, July 30, 2011

Meeting a Blog Friend- A Novel

CHAPTER ONE

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)

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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!

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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.

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However, this time with them makes my heart so thankful…

Thankful for friendships,

for blogging,

for e-mail,

for summer,

for Donnie & Keith,

for Caprese Salad,

for Quelth,

for coffee,

for Canton,

for crates,

for chocolate chip cookies,

for cell phones,

for our Jesus,

for homeschool,

for cameras,

for Dallas,

for gifts,

and especially for memories…

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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

Blessings

Becky C

34 comments:

gina3 said...

Oh how fun! What a great story. So glad that Dallas-Ft. Worth area was the host for such an amazing union and that you got to experience the area together. I can't believe you stopped by Lonestar. That's where we have our booth. Hope you enjoyed that mall.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

What fun to meet her, sounds like you were always meant to be sisters :) Don't you just love friendships like that! Enjoy your weekend!
XO
Kristin

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Yes, God weaves his tapestry in ways that are so special! I am glad you recognized his blessing! Your families are beautiful!

Sweeeeet post!

xxoo
Becky

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Becky,
How lucky you are to have found such a wonderful friend!!! So happy to hear that you has such a wonderful time!
Have a beautiful weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh goodness... what an amazing experience for all of you! I'm blown away...

Donna

Glimpse of My World said...

i love it... i agree you can be best friends without ever knowing bloggers,, you know their love for things you love, their hearts, -- so glad you had a blast... you are welcome here anytime Becky!! pop in and sign up for the vintage apron giveaway perfect for your farm house... hugs dear!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is wonderful, I'm so happy for you all to have made this great connection and then be able to spend such quality time together, God is sure good!! xoxo Debra

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

What a wonderful post! Blogging definitely has some amazing benefits, and your experience was meant to be.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So happy for both of you! What a blessing! I'm so glad you had a great time!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness your post is totally bringing
tears to my eyes ~
What a precious thing!! Isn't it so cool
how God does amazing things like that just
for us :)

Smultron på ett strå said...

Hi, what a nice blog you've got! So nice to read about your meeting! //hugs, maria

vintage shabby chicks said...

oh my goodness, what a great story! where in tn do they live, we may be close to them? enjoy your blog

Debbie said...

Stealing from Ann of Green Gables it sounds like God has blessed you with a "Kindred Spirit" When that happens its so special and is such a blessing. Love the shopping stories and must now find your friend's blog so I can see her treasure. God bless ya both, Deb

helen tilston said...

That is a beautiful story and with a happy ending, or continuation of this delightful newly found friendship.

Blogging has brought me so much joy.

Wishing you continued good friendship and I shall now pop over to Amy's blog.

Helen xx

Rebecca said...

Isn't it amazing how God can use this technology to do a work in our lives. I know that blogging has been a tool in my life for God to do miracles and touch people. It is all about loving each other because God is love.
I feel so fortunate for the people that He has brought to me through blogging
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Angela said...

Oh Becky , So glad you all had a nice visit. And that you finally got to meet. Love Amy's blog also. She's a sweetie. God is good and so glad he brought you two together. Great looking girls the both of you had. And October will be here before we know it.
Aren't you thankful for the memories?
Hugs,
Angela
Thru Nanas Window

Honey at 2805 said...

I so enjoyed your story and the terrific pictures. How wonderful you are blessed at meeting a friend that feels like a sister to you. May God bless you both.

Blissfully Refurbished said...

What a great experience! It really is so unbelievable how blogging enriches everyone's lives...thanks forbsharing this story with us!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, how fun for you all, Becky! I met Amy via blogging, too - but haven't had the chance to give her a real live hug yet! Isn't she just the sweetest?? I did meet Michelle from Emerald Cove last month and am meeting her as well as Heather from Simple Daisy tomorrow at a local flea market! Blog friends are certainly a huge blessing!!!!

xoxo laurie

Amy Kinser said...

My sweet friend...I love you and I miss you. What a wonderful chapter one!! You know there are going to be so many more, right?

God is so amazing and I am so thankful to Him for bringing the sister that I always wanted.

By the way...what a beautiful ruffly apron that is.

Bama said...

How very sweet! I know what you mean about blogging and there being a reason for it, even though you may not realize it when you start. God's hands are in everything, you know!
What a wonderful blessing to have met your blogging friend and her have magically become part of your family. That's huge! I'm very happy for all of you.
~Carolyn

Lori said...

I know! Everything you said so perfect. Did ya'll plan to wear gray shirts for you photo? Or just the soul mate thing going on? Dallas great place to start things off. October will be here before you know it!

Lori said...

oops forgot, now you really want to make me drive to Canton this afternoon!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I do believe in divine intervention- it certainly looks evident here!
how fantastic- the smiles are joyous...

Karen

Jill said...

This is just such a beautiful story. Beautiful. God is so good. And, he is in this technology too. I'm happy for all of you and for all who get to read this.

Mollye said...

What a great story. I somehow "drifted" over to Amy's for the first visit and was then directed here and just found both of you sisters deee-lightful and the youngins too. Oh yes I can relate. My youngest son was killed just 15 months ago and I found some sisters or rather they found me through blogging and have become so close to. God directs if we listen. By the way I am in Shreveport. Where are you? XXXMollye

Lee said...

Not sure why I am feeling so sentimental today but reading this story touched my heart and it is so true that God brings people into our lives. Already I am meeting new people through my blog even just when I am out and about and excited to share about it with a stranger, its amazing the conversations you can have with people and think, Wow I was meant to meet this person.

Thank you for your story, it touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

Sarah said...

What a fun story. I'm amazed at the wonderful friendships formed through blogging.

Tutti Chic said...

what a wonderful post & a touching story! here's to years & years of wonderful friendship for you both! :) chris

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