Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sweet Day



Late autumn sunshine fills my SUV.
Air cold outside the windows, but toasty warm inside.


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My fingers wrap around a sweetly spiced latte
as I drive toward a friendship.

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I smile.
Sixty days since we have hugged.
Sixty days since we have shared life's joys and struggles.
Today we will catch-up.
Today we will bless.

The tires roll away the miles
as the radio plays songs about God's love and blessings.

Sweet sunshine.
Sweet coffee.
 Sweet friend.


~ ♥ ~

 
I look up and see her standing there,
all smiles and arms stretched wide.


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Warm embrace
instant chatter
lilting laughter

We talk as we walk beautiful aisles.
We touch sparkling ornaments on decorated trees,


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slip shiny holiday rings onto our fingers,
beaded bracelets on our wrists,
and close our eyes to sniff cinnamon scented pine cones.


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Christmas music surrounds us.
We fill our baskets with aromatic candles,
a sweater for mom,
paints for a son,
and glittery garland for our trees at home.

We smile,
wrapped in our friendship.


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 Lunch brings more shared stories straight from the heart,
and squares of minty chocolate slowly savored for dessert,
surrounded by others joyfully doing the same.

A friendship found through two blogs.
A sisterhood nurtured through many emails.
Hearts bonding.
Souls embracing.

More hugs exchanged with bids of farewell
and promises to meet again before Christmas day.


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I drive the same sunny roads home 
singing along with the music in my heart
and feeling so very blessed.

Sweet sunshine.
Sweet sister-in-Christ.
Sweet day.

 ~ Blessings ~


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39 comments:

  1. Beautifully expressed-sounds like you have both been blessed!Lovely to meet new friends.

    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  2. What a sweet and beautifully written post. I too have met some wonderful people through blogging. Here we can find kindred spirits.
    Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  3. Those are the best days aren't they Laurie?!
    Days with true friends...warming each others hearts.
    I'm so glad you and your sweet friend had some lovely moments together...no wonder you were singing all the way home!
    Hugs!

    Deborah xoxo

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  4. You have reminded me that I have friends to catch up with ... thank you!

    Beautiful images and even MORE beautiful feelings.

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  5. Very sweet post, Laurie! Great friendships are a gift from above!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Aw, you are truly beautiful inside and out! Hope you had a delightful time!
    :) Lara

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  7. Beautiful, Laurie. I had a sweet day with a dear friend last Saturday. They are such special times. xo

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  8. And you aren't gonna tell us who it is???? As SweetCheeks says..C'mon.....lol Glad you had such a great time- xo Diana

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  9. Oh Laurie. Lucky you to meet up with a blog peeps. I'd do anything to be able to do that. Blogland is so special, as you know. So happy you were able to have a wonderful afternoon. Susan

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  10. Laurie,
    Our God truly works in wonderful ways. As I was about to send this comment, I heard from my dearest High School friend who just had eye surgery. I've been praying for her all day. Her surgery was a success and she is looking forward to returning sight!!! Your post is such a reflection of my feeling this evening! You continue to bless my life in amazing ways! Thanks for sharing your precious day with us and reminding us to"take time" to spend with others!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Dear Laurie! I love your poetic soul! Let's all be grateful to friends who make us sing.
    Beautiful!

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  12. feelin the love.

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  13. What a sweet post. There's something very special about blogland friends.

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  14. Sounds like the perfect day darling !!.....so sweet post.....love it...love you...Ria...xxx...

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  15. Beautiful words Laurie,I wish you with all my heart many such beautiful days!!!!♥
    xoxo...by Vicky

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  16. Such wonderful and poetic texx my dear Laurie : let me dream of your journey and imagine it... Friendship is such a blissful ...
    xoxo from PARIS
    Joëlle

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  17. Laurie, I love this post. There's nothing nicer than having time with a sharing g.friend. Smiles, Susie

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  18. Blogging has introduced me to so many - blessings indeed!
    beautiful heart lifting post ( as always Laurie )
    hugs,
    Suzan

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  19. That sounds like a wonderful day. I wish we lived near each other so that we could spend a day like that together :)

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  20. I need a day like that! you are so precious, Laurie, so precious!

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  21. Love this post! SOunds like so much fun! Great memories. Love your pics. Welcome back! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  22. Friendship is a true blessing and gift!! Lovely post.
    Mary Alice

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  23. Hi Laurie... I love your beautiful poetic words... I wish you were coming to meet me... quite a drive from Michigan to Utah though!... such special times in our lives like this we must tuck away safely in our hearts to cherish always... and bring out the memories often as time goes by... much love my sweet friend, xoxo Julie Marie

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  24. Such a sweet story and pictures Laurie. Wonderfu to have found each other. I saw Julie Marie's comment. You know that if you drove to Utah all three of us could get together. We could kill three birds with one stone. Well, maybe not really kill. lol! Memories like this we will cherish forever. Thanks so much for sharing this tender post with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Such eloquence and so endearing sweet Laurie!!! You are simply adorable.... Why can't you be my next door neighbor?????

    XO~ Steph
    p.s~ LOVIN the new banner, it's breathtaking!!!!!

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  26. Sounds like a perfect day to me Laurie. I hope you have lots more just like it. There is nothing like shopping and lunching with a dear friend.
    hugs...

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  27. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  28. What a wonderful day Laurie!
    Oh...and I LOVE your new header!

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  29. Hi there Laurie, what sweet and peaceful post! I can almost smell the spiced latte!! yumm!!! I am pleased to say that I have finished your pillow, i think it might be a little under twenty inches though. I cannot find my measuring tape, i am going out soon and will buy another one!!! Hopefully i will post it off on thursday as i am working tomorrow unfortunately!!
    I am not blogging any more, but i will still always visit my beautiful friends (yourself being one of them!) who i am fortunate enough to have met along the way and could never imagine not having in my life (albeit in a cyber-way!!) I will always pop by... who knows, i may get back to blogging one day or another. I hav opened up a new little etsy shop, keeping my creative side going a little! vintagey style stuff, only just opened today actually!!! pop by if u hav a minute... heres the link www.etsy.com/shop/lesTresorsetJoli it means little treasures and pretties!
    not sure if that will work!! must hav a go myself!!
    anyway, must dash and pick up my boys from school now. Lots of love to you,
    laura xxx

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  30. Hi again Laurie... this was just such a beautiful, heartwarming post, I wanted to come back and enjoy it once more... Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you sweet friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  31. What an idyllic day, beautifully and lovingly, joyfully written. Thanks for taking us along, Laurie!
    The pink bauble garland is gorgeous. I don't think it would meet approval here, though!

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  32. This so beautifully written. It makes me think fondly of my dear friend who passed away almost two years ago.We loved shopping together, especially at Christmas.

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  33. What a wonderful day! :) Happy Thanksgiving to you Laurie!

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  34. Laurie sounds like a wonderful day!How amazing to have found such a sweet and amazing friend through blogging! Happy Thanksgiving!
    xx
    Anne

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  35. Hi Laurie, what a wonderful thing blogging is! You get to meet so many wonderful people and to make such a wonderful, new friend is truly a blessing. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm featuring your post on Transformed Tuesday later this evening. Thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Peggy

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  36. Just shared this post at all my favorite places: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop and being one of my Five Faves.

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  37. Laurie, that's a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it at our Wednesday party, and mostly: lucky you!!!

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  38. So beautifully expressed and illustrated Laurie. xoxo

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