Friday, October 31, 2014

Home And Friendship



I was the wallflower during my school years, the LAST one picked for every team sport, the awkward one that just didn't ever seem to have the right words to say. But as I'm doing a downward slide through my forties and quickly approaching fifty, God has been so good to me in the friendship department, that I don't even feel worthy enough to deserve the women that He's so graciously placed in my path. They are growing me, inspiring me, and comforting me in the most inconspicuous ways. 

Just this week, a precious friend dropped by with a gift for me. A gift that she couldn't possibly have known how badly I've wanted. We had never talked about it before, but yet, there she stood with this gift in hand. We call this "a God thing" around here, and just leave it at that.



As a homeschooling mom, I'm always buying books for my kids, but usually I just dream about the books I'd love to have. I go about filling up my wishlist on Amazon with all my dream books hoping that one day I'll need just one more item to make their $35.00 free shipping fee, but alas, I always have waaaaay more in my cart than funds in the bank, so my wishlist gets pushed to the side with a sigh. 



I've wanted Myquillyn's book since it came out during the summer. The Nester was one of the very first blogs I discovered years back and she was a huuuuuuge inspiration for me. 



At that time she was a smaller blogger living in a rental house- that really spoke to me. She opened my eyes to the fact that just because I was in a rental, I didn't have to put my decorating desires on hold. She showed me that I could re-do and paint boocoodles of items to lighten and brighten our spaces.


If it were not for Myquillyn, The Little Farm Diary Blog, would not exist and I'd be one sad and depressed puppy. I love all the progress we've made right here in our little rental! I owe her so much. 



I encourage you to not feel trapped if you have found yourself renting your current home. I also encourage you to order "The Nesting Place" for yourself. I'm so grateful to have this book and to be even further encouraged by The Nester. 



So on this chilly fall morning, I find myself curled up with a cup of hot tea and a very grateful heart for a friend that blessed me with a much wanted gift. Hoping that blessings are right around the corner for you too..........


7 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday! Your post sent chills up my arms! I need to put her book on my Christmas list. It reminds me of a discussion my dh and I had recently.

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    1. Barb, it's I that should be thanking you for faithfully hosting Motivation Monday! I always look forward to Monday's! Thanks for visiting today

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  2. I'd like to read this book too. I love decorating where you don't spend much money and use things you already have. Thanks for linking up to Motivational Monday!

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  3. Gorgeous photos and a gorgeous story. Thanks for sharing with us on Motivation Monday!

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  4. Congratulations! Your post was featured at Motivation Monday this week!

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  5. Charming story! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning Kimberly! So happy you could stop by for a visit!

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