Thursday, September 20, 2012

Leaving–For Awhile

P9034355Today I’m packing up my car, driving south for a few hours and ending my journey in a sweet, little place with a very dear friend.  I'm going by myself but I won't be by myself for long!  A treasured friend is driving north from her home and we will spend the next few days together.  We've planned time together for long, cozy chats, excursions out and about, a bit of antiquing and places not seen before.  The world of blog brings people together.  Never in my wildest imagination did I ever realize how precious new friendships could be when hearts connect online.  My dear friend, Jane, of Tickleberry Farm has become such a friend.  Our friendship has grown from words online through our blogs and emails to personal face-to-face meetings and phone calls and hearts shared through thick and thin.  Today she will drive north from her home and I will drive south from mine.  And we will meet – in the middle.

I love how God allows plans to be made and times to be marked off on the calendar long before we know how very much we will need to get away at the time planned.  Our home is still filled with our dear ones.  Life has settled into new routines with our daughter and her four children here.  But the time has come for me to leave – for awhile.  A long-planned, much-needed time away begins today.  Hugs and smiles and laughter – and maybe a few tears – wait at the end of the journey.  Deep thoughts and memories and more smiles will find their way home in our hearts when we return.

15 comments:

  1. How sweet! Praying travel safety for you both and that you both have a wonderful fun filled time of fellowship. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. It is such a treasure to meet online friends! I hope that you have a safe and happy journey! Oh yes, and LOTS of giggles!

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  3. Meeting online friends is a bonus to blogging!

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  4. Be blessed, my friend, and come back refreshed!

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  5. Happy travels and sending a hello to your friend, Jane. Have a delightful time together. I can only guess where you will be meeting.

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  6. Have fun...I have a similar trip soon myself....enjoy, rest...and come back to us when you can!!

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  7. Oh, that is so wonderful! You two have lots of fun! Hugs ~

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  8. Have a lovely trip and have lots of fun!

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  9. hellooooo!
    my stubby feet are killing me; you dragged me all over ashland then force-fed me cobbler and pizza, not necessarily in that order.

    awesome time. and we still have a couple more days. junque fest!!!!!!

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  10. Adrienne I know you will have such a great time with your friend!! So glad you could take this time for yourself!!

    Today is honey harvest day!!! Wonder how much honey those hard working girls made for me this year!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  11. Oh I am so thankful and happy for you. Have a wonderful visit and may your spirit be strengthened when you return.

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  12. Hello Adrienne, been gone quite a while. Love your dahlia photos! Congratulations on your husbands retirement too! And what a sweet new baby girl - wonderful pictures of the boys holding her! I have missed you, and I will try to get back blogging soon!
    Love,
    Marilyn

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  13. I got to meet two blogging friends this summer ... so special.

    Your trip sounds delightful.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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