Friday, May 1, 2009

The Kindness of "Strangers"

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek
I know this has been said so many times before that it is fast becoming cliche, but I never knew what I was getting into when I started blogging. Never did I imagine that I would actually make friends with strangers and take comfort in their wisdom and kindnesses. And yet after yesterday's post it is clear to me that is what has happened.
I swear I have the best bloggy friends and readers in the WORLD. It is like you know exactly what I need to hear and what to say at the right moment. You have all been so inspirational to me through the past year or two whether it was dealing with my father's illness, day to day dealings with my little monsters, or even loosing the "dream" house. You are the best! And not one of you has told me to shut my whiny trap yet, though I probably deserved to hear that more than once.

I really want to thank you all for being so kind.
To say that I am feeling better about the house situation is an understatement. I know that the right situation will fall into our laps at exactly the right moment, and I am truly not worried about it anymore. Todd, my mom, and all of you are exactly right. God's plan is always best, and I trust Him. But thank you for reminding of that when I needed to hear it. You all continue to amaze me.
Today I received a package in the mail from Laura at Lunatic Fringe. She sent baby girl the sweetest little sleeper and the most gorgeous slippers along with toys for the boys and a beautiful card. I am blown away. A "stranger" wanted to send my kids something special. I swear it makes me want to cry.
Thank you so much Laura. It was so incredibly thoughtful and I can't wait to see the little lady in her adorable outfit and shoes. And the boys thank you too. :)
Yep. I definitely have the most amazing bloggy friends. Again, thank you all for your kindness and support. I am so appreciative. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.
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Updated: On Monday I received another surprise package from the lovely Kelley. She makes beautiful girly items and sells them on Etsy. She sent me some adorable handmade bows, and even some sweet little headbands to attach the bows to in case little lady is a baldy. Isn't that thoughtful? There are bows in every color. I just love it! Thank you so much, Kelley! You are such a sweetie!

25 comments:

Krystyn said...

What a sweet gift.

Glad you are feeling better!

Elaine A. said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better about the situation.

And yes, this is an amazing community, isn't it? So nice of Laurie to send you those sweet gifts...

Kelley said...

I'm so glad you are happier about the house. You are right; the right one WILL come along at the right time. (Now I'm waiting for this to come true for Jon's job.)

I love Bloggy World, too! And that gift is so sweet. :)

Fire Hunt said...

You are so good to all of us also so thank you!

Maggie's Mind said...

Glad you are feeling better. Can I just say how excited I am for you that you get to have a baby girl? A girl! Ruffle butt tights and all that good girly stuff. Yay!

Mom24 said...

I'm glad today looks brighter. I hope the house situation resolves soon. I know there's an awful lot on your plate, but I'm glad you can feel all the support and friendship out here for you.

Karen Deborah said...

Ah Kat, life does have it's ups and downs doesn't it? I am just catching up after a long week at work. I'm sorry to hear about the house situation. I love the one you live in! Can you add on maybe?
Applause for the thanks list that is just the thing to do and it really does HELP! Once when I had been really sick for a long time, like months I did that too. Thank you God for my arms and legs, thank you that I am breathing, really basic stuff. Sometimes we have to dig deep and start simple but it does help. We are rich with family, friends, love, and homes. Your husband and those boys are so precious I think ya'll could have a joyful life in a little bitty cabin. It'll work out and it willbe even better!
i do know how you feel though. We passed on our "dream" place a few years ago. 37 acres perfect house with very cool kitchen, pecan orchard, horse trails and barns, set way back of the road and totally private it was 12 acres deep! 237,000 and we passed. God knew we would get the girls back and they would have been miserable out there i the country. Sometimes I still think about it, the pond and all the things we could have done there, but God knew. We needed to be right here, in the house that is on the smug side for us too. But it is home.

I think we should have bloggy baby showers.. I am excited to see your little punkin too!

Jessica said...

I was JUST thinking about you yesterday! I randomly remembered your blog and was hoping for your little girl! I see you're getting her! Congratulations!!!! That's so wonderful. Best of luck to you & your family.

kaye said...

how nice, blogging is fun isn't it!

Here’s my photo story happy Friday!

Indy said...

So happy to see that you are feeling better. Love that someone sent you an outfit. How fun!

Tammy said...

Glad the sun came out for you:) It is great to have support from so many people. Have a great weekend.

Cecily R said...

I'm glad you're feeling better about things. And I'm so with you...I love the friendships that I have because of blogging!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Glad you're feeling more optimistic. Cute outfit!

Robyn said...

Aw, that is so nice.

Tonya said...

That was such a sweet post. I can't wait to see her in that outfit too!!!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh HOW precious.

Steph

imbeingheldhostage said...

well besides the fact that Laura just plain rawks, You reap what you sow Kat and you've been a treasure too.

Happy mail day to you (still waiting for and adress to send pink stuff to) ;-)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I can spell, just not when Kyleigh is taking her clothes off and throwing them on the keyboard.

Nap Warden said...

That is soooo nice:)

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Isn't this bloggy world amazing? How sweet was that of her to send to you! And, I'm sorry about the house. It is amazing how, albeit down the road, we learn the reasons why everything happens the way it does. Just keep in mind the bigger picture. And in the meantime {{hugs}}!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a sweet gift! I hope you had a great weekend.

tweetey30 said...

That is a great gift and its hard to sell any house right now and you mom and friends are so right with what God has in store for you... Take it one day at a time.

lime said...

(sorry i am here late) i'm so sorry for both the scary and the disappointing things you are facing right now. i'm so glad you are able to realize how much there is to be thankful for and that you have such a supportive husband. and yes, bloggy pals can be so amazing too.

Karen MEG said...

Oh Kat, just catching up here... I'm sorry to hear about your house, but glad that you're feeling better about everything. You've got a wonderful, wonderful attitude. Blog friends are terrific, aren't they? I'm so glad that you have so many wonderful ones...

I know you lost your "dream" house, but I'm sure something else will come up. I look back at the very trying times in my life and I can say that sometimes things that don't look so good at present, in hindsight happened for the best. I hope that made sense!

Lindsay said...

You know - I never thought I'd enjoy blogging so much either - and surely didn't think I'd meet such wonderful "cyber" friends, either! See - sometimes the internet is GOOD thing!

Those gifts are adorable - can't beat little baby things - they are all so darn cute!

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
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Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
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Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
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