Sunday, July 19, 2009

I should have known... much I would care.

When I started blogging I thought it might be all about family, houses, decorating and fun stuff. And it is! What I didn't expect is to become so involved in the lives of the fabulous people behind each of those posts. As you share your personal vision of the world going by, there are emotions and events that begin to shape my image of you. You become more than an unseen blog author, you are now very real to me. And as much as I care about your latest decorating treasure, I also care about the person. Little did I expect that Jo's husband's medical emergency, or the landlord situation that caused The Nester to move, or Melissa's emergency surgery, or Rachel Anne's miscarriage or Lulu bravely answering the call of her dream, or Catherine celebrating her birthday or Mar's incredible love for his dog or Rosemary sharing pictures of her beautiful mother, - and there are so many others - would all become things that I think about ... and care about.

I feel that I know you, and the threads that run through the fabric of this life that we share become intertwined. And I adore that because it gives such a greater dimension to the words that you write and the pictures that you share.

I really should have known though. And it is because of another group of exceptional woman that I even came to know the world of blogging. There is a group of "summermoms" who all had babies during the summer of 1995. From infancy on up now to the teen years, we have shared stories and laughter and opinions. And we have been true to each other - and it is so good! And I care...

So why would blogging be any different? I really should have known that I would care this much.

I've been thinking about doing a regular post each week to write about and celebrate the people that I have found in the blogging world - and there are a lot of you. I read a lot of blogs and am in awe of the work that you do and your talent. And I'd like to share that with others. I hope that you won't mind if I shine the spotlight on you sometime so that others may see what an incredible person you are.

I'll continue to go on reading, and sharing my own story, but know that you are touching the lives of others...
...and that I care.

Image courtesy of The Vintage Moth

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Getting to know you...

Isn't it wonderful when someone knows you so well that they pick out gifts that you just adore? My sister has me pegged. She gave me this bowl, that has a Nantucket basket feel to it, for my birthday - and I just love it! It's planted with flowers right now but I can see it filled with shells, or with pinecones in the fall or antique Christmas ornaments for the holidays.

Who has you pegged?


Saturday, July 4, 2009


Our church is sponsoring a Field of Flags to honor the men and women who have died in Iraq and Afganistan. There are over 5000 flags to represent each of these courageous people and as a remembrance for the family and friends who loved them.

My guys placed so many flags! They were a great team and worked quickly together.

I hope that you'll take time to remember the freedoms that we have in this country and remember these families today.

Image courtesy of The Vintage Moth

Enjoy the time that you have with your family today. And I wish you a very happy 4th of July!