Sunday, February 9, 2014

Friendship Matters






Here, these flowers are for you.  Each and every one of you deserve a beautiful bouquet of gorgeous, pink tulips.  You are all so lovely I can not even begin to tell you what your kind words, thoughts and prayers mean to me.  

I cherish your friendship and I want you to know that.  In this busy life we lead, you take the time to let me know you care and that means more to me than you can imagine.  You kind words and wisdom get me through some of the more interesting times in my life.  And when I open up and write about things that are happening, many of you have had a similar experience and know just the right things to say to make me feel better. I am not sure what I would do without you.  I can only hope I am as nice and caring to you, as you are to me.  You make me laugh, you make me cry, you show interest even when I am boring you to death.  You do not think I am crazy when I talk to yarn, or show you picture, after picture, after picture of the things I create.  You are the best, have I told you that lately?

I think your friends are really the ones that help you get through life.  They are there for you every step of the way.  Husbands are lovely and all but they really don't understand us like a friend does.  Your kids are wonderful, well most of the time they are but your friends always have your back.  They make the highs and lows of life that much more bearable.  And they understand us when we are feeling bad, feeling a bit sorry for ourselves or feeling as high kite because something wonderful has happened.

 When I got into blogging I did not expect this.  I did not expect to have this special connection with people all over the world.  I blogged to have a new outlet, a place to record my yarny adventures.  Blogging has become so much more to me than that, and that is because of all of you.  Blogging has become a place where I feel at home.  When I jump on my blog I feel like you are sitting right next to me at my kitchen table, having a cup of tea and a good chat. I never expected that I would grow to care about you all so much, but I do and I want you to know how very special to me you are.

So today I am sending you flowers.  I am sending each one of you love and positive thoughts.  I thank you for your friendship.  Believe me I do not take this special bond we have for granted, good friends are hard to find in real life and in blog land.  Have a Happy Sunday and thank you for being so special to me.

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48 comments:

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful post, thank you, x

Lulu said...

tulips are my faves...
beautiful post..
have a great sunday.

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks so much, Meredith. You are dear to me and many others. The leaves of my daffodils that were shooting up toward the sun underneath the tree outside my window are temporarily buried under snow and ice, so it is especially sweet to be able to share your pretty purple bouquet of tulip photos. Love pats to Max, Fluffy Baa Baa and the rest of your flock. xx

Betsy said...

Yes, yes! Yes! I can echo your beautiful thoughts Meredith. Even though lots of us haven't met face to face, we still have that special bond between us. Much love to you my friend and I hope you're feeling a bit better.
Blessings,
Betsy

forgetmenots blue said...

Aw what a lovely post. I love tuplips especially pink ones x

Teresa Kasner said...

My dear Meredith, you put into words what many of us feel. The BEST part of blogging is making friends far away that you never would have met before. Living in a small rural place, I always wished for more friends.. and voila! Now I have more friends and even have met up with 3 NW bloggers for lunches and other fun things. Thanks for the flowers.. and back at ya, my friend.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Teresa said...

I treasure your friendship more then you know. Beautiful post.

Sarah Sweethearts said...

I completely agree! and thank you for the beautiful spring inspiring tulips! :) Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

Emma Pearce said...

What a beautiful post from a truly beautiful soul. You are so right in everything that you say. I had a blog previously and it helped me through so many difficult times(land of Emma). I had to start a fresh one because the other one just reminded me of such a painful time, but without my blogging friends I would have been lost. My entire friends and family were suffering too, so to be able to have an outlet was a God send.
Thank you for such a lovely post xxx

CJ said...

Thank you Meredith! I know what you mean, it's been a revelation to me as well, how convivial it's been to have a blog. I love to hear from you, and it always makes me happy when I see your name in my inbox. And your blog has a particularly warm, cosy feel to it. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for the flowers, they're lovely. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

Amy at love made my home said...

So beautifully expressed Meredith, and I for one feel just the same about you and all the people who read my words. I have only recently found your blog, but I have loved everything that I have read and seen, talking yarn and all - actually that was one of the best bits so far! I hope that we get to know each other better and remain friends as time goes on. I hope that you have a good week. xx

Dee said...

How did you know tulips were my FAVORITE???? ;-)

Your blog is a piece of shelter for me when I am feeling down. You most certainly are a friend not just in blogworld, but in real world too.

Hugs ALWAYS!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Thank you Meredith. It is very toughtfull and kind of you to send all your friends those beautiful tulips. Hugs Judy

Penny said...

Ahh you are just too lovely xox stay as wonderful as you are xox

RedSetter said...

Aww, what an absolutely lovely post Meredith, and from a very lovely lady too.

I was give a lovely bunch of rainbow tulips this week too by a friend who came to dinner so when I look at them I shall imagine yours are here too.

I started my craft blogging for a similar reason to record my makes and it has become so much more than that as time has progressed. I love you blog and even trying some of your recommended makes.

I once heard a saying that friends are what God give us to make up for the families he inflicted on us. I don't think it is all true but friends are definitely the family we'd build if we were given a free hand to do so.

Take care and thanks for the flowers,
Love and hugs
RedSetter

linda said...

Thank you Meredith and bless you, you are such a sweet and lovely person, your post brought tears to my eyes. :)

Fay said...

Beautiful post! Those tulips are divine! Blessings to you for brightening my day!:)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

((hugs)) ! :)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Thank you Meredith, You are the BEST!
xoRobin

Pooch said...

Beautiful, happy flowers! Hope you are feeling more comfortable and have relief from the shingles.

Hope dear Son is doing well.

:)

Ana BC said...

WOW..thank you for the flowers ;-) which are gorgeous, by the way. I am kind of new to your blog, but I also want to be counted among your friends, not just aa a plain visitor. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts ♥ Ana BC

kathyinozarks said...

I love the flowers-thank you. and you are a special friend too-hugs

Kris said...

Thank you for the pretty pink tulips! I know what you mean. We find our kindred spirits here, and it is nice to share with one another. Blogging has been a huge part of my life for several years now, and I cannot imagine my life without it!
Have a great week Mere....
xo Kris

Babajeza said...

Thank you for the flowers. I thought the other day that it is time for a bunch of tulips (I always buy pink and yellow ones). And here they are. How lovely. I also love to sit around the kitchen table and have a chat with you. :-) Have a good week! Regula

Acorn to Oak said...

So beautifully worded! I feel exactly the same way. The people I've met in blogland and the support and encouragement are priceless and amazing! It makes such a difference in my life too! Thank you for the sweet words and beautiful flowers, friend! :-D

Elisabeth D said...

Such a beautiful post, Meredith.

I hope you´re feeling much better now <3

Big, big HUGS xx

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you, Meredith. Peeps. That's what we've found in this unexpected place... peeps. I love it, too. =) You are such a dear, kind soul. I have been blessed to *meet* you. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Joy said...

You sweet and lovely girl you;! Thank you so much for the beautiful tulips, I adore that shade of pink, and thank you so much for your wonderful message of love! I agree with every thing you have said my lovely friend, and want you to know that you are so very special to me with your kind, thoughtful, loving ways and I am ever grateful to know you and cherish you as a special friend!
Blessings of love, and warmest of hugs,
Joy xo

Deb said...

hope you are feeling better Meredith ♥ xo

kristieinbc said...

This was such a nice post, Meredith! Thank you for the flowers. I love the picture of them in the individual vases.

Hannapat said...

I completely echo that!! Thanks for the gorgeous flowers and a bunch is coming straight back at ya. We are truly blessed in this fabulous little community of special people. I really hope that you are feeling better dear Meredith. Take good care of yourself xxxx

Stins said...

I feel exactly the same! Thank you too Meredirh....
What a pretty colour of those tulips...
Lots of love from Mirjam.

kathy b said...

Aww Mere how did you know I love flowers but he cats eat them? Im so happy to have some tulips all to myself from you. The cats won't vomit and that's even better

How are your shingles????

Jennifer said...

What a lovely post, Meredith. I totally agree with you. Thank you for the flowers. :)

Rose Red said...

I feel the same about blogging - amazed and gratified at the friends it has brought me from all around the world, as well as my own city.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Thank you Meredith!!
You are so sweet and too kind. Like you, I never thought that I would meet such wonderful people while blogging. I started out doing it so My Mom would know what was happening with my girls and myself. Stay in touch through photos and journal like writing instead of snail mail. It's amazing how blogger friends inspire you!!
YOU inspired me to get one of those big red flowers!! I loved yours and thank you for sharing it!! We have furlough days and we're taking a cruise to Mexico. Now, I'm so afraid that it will bloom while I'm gone and will dry out!! I was going to wait until if opens up - but will go ahead and post tonight before getting out of town before the ice storm moves in on Tues. night!!
You have such good taste in flowers!!
THANK YOU :-}}

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hello Meredith, one of your most beautifully written posts I have ever read. I feel so much the same, Blogging friends always seem to care, to listen, and share...we are all very fortunate to be part of this great village.

Those are lovely pink flowers, on this snowy day I am cherishing them.

I hope that you feel much better, soon.

Jen

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Oh, thank-you, thank-you! I needed flowers! They are just beautiful. And right back at you! You get what you give, and in blogland you give a lot. I'm very grateful that you take the time to leave me a little note that you've been by. And even though we are new friends, I have no doubt that we are good friends. All the best to you!
Andrea

Astri Bowlin said...

Heart felt and heart warming. You are a special friend!

Vikki Hooks said...

Keeper of the thread..I like that..I think I just may have to call myself that instead of hoarder..like you I never thought I would develop relationships when I started my blog..some of the relationships have grown into real friendships, hoping to meet someday..and then some well...we will just let that one alone. Thank you for visiting and leaving me comments..you are one of those that I enjoy thank you

Chrissie said...

What a lovely post, full of beautiful sentiments we share, too! Chrissie x

Ladybird Diaries said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt post.
Marianne x

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh Mere, what a wonderful post to come back to after being away! We feel exactly the same about you, you know. So give yourself one of those gorgeous pink tulips and realize that you are sweeter and more beautiful than any flower.

I hope the shingles are better now ... and I really enjoyed your conversation with that gorgeous grey yarn. :)

Delia Ryder said...

Today has been a very difficult one for me and i came into blogland to try and distract my mind. Your post has made a lump come into my throat and tears in my eyes. I agree that friends are the best. Best wishes, dee x

Toni said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful post. I have been constantly amazed at the online blogging community--the very real and wonderful friendships between people who have never met is just amazing.

Hope this means that you're feeling better and that the shingles are clearing up and will soon be a thing of the past!

elns said...

Meredith, your post is how I feel when I read your posts and comments. I am so grateful and surprised by what the blogging community has given me. The smile I have when reading everyone's thoughts and stories is so much more than a momentary feeling. So thank you! Hope you're feeling better!

Gillian said...

Another beautiful post. Meredith, you really do seem like the nicest woman in the world, plus you have a sense of humour, which make me like you even more. :-) xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are definitely a favorite friend of mine. :) Hugs, Tammy