Friendship IS a gift. The best gift. Don't you think? Lucky me, I have some good friends. They are dear.
We've been through lots together....and, knowing how life is, we will go through more together. If we remain lucky. One of the good parts of having a blog is the extra added bonus of making new friends.
Friends that you may never meet, but you know you are tied to them in that friendship kind of way. It's lovely.
Several years ago, a wonderful person named Sandra sent me a gift. She lives in Alabama. I did not know her, but because I have a blog and she reads it...well, we have become friends. There are others out there, who email me...we send messages back and forth. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!
It's the one reason I can't think of giving up the blog. I don't want to do without my peeps!
So, on with the story. One time, Sandra sent me a package. To my complete surprise, she sent me that little chest on the right in this photo. And, it was completely filled with the kinds of goodies I like...lace, buttons, ribbon, etc. It was and still is a wonderful gift. Recently, we had a little business thing going....I sent her something she wanted to buy and was glad to do it for her. We were both happy about it. And, then....she sent me another package. OMG! It was the little dressser in this photo, there on the left. Completely full of lovely yes, ribbon, lace, buttons, etc. I was beside myself. I feel I didn't deserve such a thing...especially AGAIN....but there it was.
Sandra, you are dear. You are my friend. Please know your gifts are appreciated. But, I really want you to know that you and my other blog friends are special to me....I am grateful for you and there are no strings attached.
(By the way....the photo...I thought I was being clever. Imagine. Three chests sitting on a chest!
This one holds all my candles, candle holders, etc.)
By now, you know that I LOVE all things drawers, doors and shelves, so these little pieces just scream my name!
The sign in this little bird's mouth says WISH. Sandra sent the cutest little bird. One day soon, I will show it to you in it's new home. This one is sending you my hope that your own wishes come true! And, yes, there are old books. I love them so!
These little photos are of Ethel, our old cat, long gone but not forgotten, the Old Navy Man, our son Scott with our friend, Deon and her puppies....lovely memories, for sure.
I don't know who the little girl is...she came in the frame and I liked her so much, I left her there. Two tiny photo charms and the tiniest little photo of strangers I have, sitting on the tiniest little flower frog. See, Sandra, you are contributing to my habit of adding things to every horizontal surface in the house!
Some quotes regarding friendship:
"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."
Hubert H. Humphrey
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
C. S. Lewis
"The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship."
and one of my very favorites
"Yes'm old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of."
Sarah Orne Jewett
Thank you to you, Sandra, and to ALL my blog friends. You add so much to each of my days and I wish the very best to you all. And, yes, I will be posting here as often as I can as long as I can.
You make me want to do it.
Bird Nest Cottage
until next time