Hi ladies. Today I am sharing the love of my blogging friends. My blogging friends are more real to me and are more genuine that my neighbors or many of my church acquaintances. Some might sigh and say "oh, that's so sad, she's living a virtual life. Poor lady." Well, they don't know the wonderful community of awesome ladies I have stumbled upon. I wish everyone could understand the friendships that can be born through blogging and the ability it gives people across the world to connect and get to know each other. I know I was led by loving Heavenly Father to all of you. He knows everything and knew I needed these types of friendships.
Some of the most genuine and giving people have come into my life. Misi from Gable House Musings is one of them. I recently participated in her Merriment Chain and she had some games for all of us to play in the end. Needless to say I was awful at them;) I am notorious for losing any type of game. Anyway, she put my name in for the drawing anyway and I somehow won that!!!!
She special ordered the wonderful stitching from Robin over at Bird in the Hand Primitives. It represents the key (remember the big metal one hubby gave me and I told you it was the key to my heart?) to my heart that my husband holds. Awwww so sweet. After shedding a tear or two over it I hung it up in the entry way for all to see and to remind us when we come and go of the love we have in our home.
Misi also had this heart tuck sent. Isnt' it so pretty?
Misi, the sweet words you have relayed to me over the month and this gift of love has truly touched my heart and has made me want to be a better person and friend myself.
Now, for the flip side, I was volunteering at the girl's school to day as I do every Wednesday and Thursday. I love the teachers and the students and have always felt needed and appreciated there.
Recently they acquired a new staff member ( I happen to know her from a past class our children attended together 2.5 years ago), I guess she doesn't like me or my children much. I overheard her gossiping about me and my child to another lady. This really made me sad because I have been nothing but nice to her. Our children may have had some differences, but hey, that was kindergarten. What kid that age doesn't. I was determined not to let it get in the way of how I treat her though. My feelings are hurt, but I am more determined than ever to never talk about someone unless it's a positive thing. I will still be friendly and nice to her.
I also found this one and thought it fits me perfectly. I have to remind myself quite a bit that's it's ok if I am not perfect. I think it's good we can laugh at our shortcomings.
Friends and followers, I am so thankful for you today. When people are mean, it's nice to know that there is more to life and what matters most is that you see what's really important. And that's the love that others give all around you.
Have a wonderful freakin' awesome day.