Friday, November 19, 2010
Sisters reaching out to Sisters...
Well, let me just say, the sisterhood of blogland is still thriving and if others who are not experiencing it only knew, they would be blown away. I have written a post about this phenomenon before. Women reaching out to touch the lives of other women whom they have never met in person, and yet they feel like sisters. The world of web-logging allows many women an outlet to find others who are like themselves.
We can write and share, and ask and tell, and cry and laugh, and completely commiserate or empathize at any given time.
This sweet bloggy sis and I met a while back...and have kept up with each other through our posts and comments. She is the sweetest friend and encourager. It just so happens to be that currently we are travelling a very similar path. My husband took a new job in Iowa and is now living 15 hours away from the family. Mari's sweetie took a job in Indiana, and is now living...um,.I'm not sure, but probably just as far (because Mari is trailing him in Florida).
We can identify with each other. We know what the other one is going through. Not totally alike, but very very similar. And that is of great value. Someone who KNOWS what you are experiencing. And there are many other gals out there who have had to do this same thing at one time or another, if only for a brief time. So THEY know what it's like to be MAN-less... sigh...to be left behind to try and take care of business with the home...and the SALE...
Today, I walked out to my mailbox. There was a box addressed to me...(moi?) I wasn't expecting anything...!!! On the top I saw Mari's name...Oh my. I got teary....just like that. I was having a "down" morning. My mama is getting worse at a more rapid pace, and it has been difficult this past week. Especially without my man here to hug me and console me. He is good at that...and I ache, I miss it so much right about now.
But this girl wanted to reach out and touch me to let me know...she knows. She has been thinking about me. She has been praying for me. (**and I do HOPE she knows I think of and pray for her as she walks this same journey of moving) :-)
She sent me a little loving care package. Inside were these adorable little bags filled with shells from a beach she has walked on...little colorful shell candy sours, chocolate-filled shells, and a beautiful little shell candle.
What a beautiful gift that more than anything, touched my heart...more than she knows...and on a day most needed. God bless her, and all my sweet bloggy sisters who comment and encourage every single day.
Mari, just for you...
The chocolates will be all gone after being shared...before this post hits tomorrow morning...
The candle is now gracing my bathroom with it's beautiful blue color and awesome shells. I do so love the mini starfish. soooo tiny.
The sours are now sitting within arm's reach of my computer seat in my little heart storage tower... YUM!! I like to keep sours like Jolly Ranchers there, and it was EMPTY!!! Not any more. :-)
And the "real" shells are in this little urn in my living room ....Pretty!
Thank you Mari. You are a dear and a treasure. I just wanted to give special attention to your sweet and generous and sensitive spirit, and a shout out for the world of blogging sisterhood.
Most of you out there have experienced this yourselves. Thankful today for the way God can use so many tools and resources to connect loving souls and caring sisters in this mega-electronic world. God bless you all.
Big Hugs going out across the miles to Mari!