Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thankful Thoughts of You

Hello again gals.
I'm popping in to tell you something.
This makes 2 posts in 2 days ... for me that may be a record.
Today I took a long drive through the countryside.
At the end of my drive I met with other like-minded ladies to talk about putting our gardens to bed for the winter. 
There was only one man in attendance.  You can see him above.
He didn't add much input to the meeting as he's made of chicken wire.  But, he was probably the best dressed person there and you may have guessed that I really dig his bike.  :-).

While we're on the subject of well dressed ... didn't God do an AMAZING job with nature?

Okay, I told you I wanted to tell you something.
I always enjoy hearing from each of you through the comments you so kindly leave for me.  There are times, however, when I sit down and read the nice things you have to say and I feel so happy, lucky, blessed and truly thankful to have come to know such a wonderful group of people.  It's like receiving a big warm hug and it feels so nice.
This may sound really strange, but somehow I think many of you will understand this.  Many years ago I saw Bette Midler on a talk show.  She had just lost both of her parents and she made the statement that no matter how old you are once your parents are gone you become an orphan.
I now know what she meant.  I accept the fact that my own parents are in a better place now.  I accept the fact that they both lived nice long lives and I was blessed to have wonderful parents.  I accept the fact that I am a grown woman, but there are times when I would love to feel their unconditional love once again.
In many ways I feel I receive that here ... from you ... and I often feel like my parents smile down on you for showing their daughter such kindness.

So, tonight I just want to make sure to tell you how much your words mean to me and to thank you.  As we head into November and pause to remember all that we are thankful for, you all will be at the top of my list.



  1. Dear heartwarming! My parents are no longer here with us...but I know that they are looking down as well! Thank you for your sweet friendship! I cherish those special friendships that come my way through my "little space" and how dear each one of you are to me! Thank you! Simple Blessings ♥ Teri

  2. Well, I never had parents. So I don't know how that feels. But I do fully understand the comradeship of having you lovely ladies to visit and to visit me. It is my second family. And I too dig the bike!

  3. Kim
    You are so very sweet for sharing your feelings with us. I still have my folks, but I'm not sure for how much longer. I try not to think about life without them.
    I feel the same way as you about our dear friends in our blogging community-they lift my days too.
    And I am happy to have you as one of those 'special' ladies!

  4. I too feel the love here in is wonderful. I think too, that when we all get to heaven one day..we will already know one another and be friends, how wonderful that it! I miss my mom and dad too, sometimes, I just want to talk to mom so much, that I pass a little message on through prayer and I am sure she know. I just know that our parents continue to watch over us..we are after all..forever families. (I love that scarecrow and his bike, cutest thing ever!) ;D

  5. I can't sleep tonight, so what am I of my favorite things.....reading my friends blogs.....
    We are truly blessed to have the technology to communicate and share our thoughts and pictures across the world as we do.
    I love this heartwarming post!!!!!!!!

    The scarecrow is so cute!

    I'm wiping away tears as I read this very sweet.
    You are loved!

  6. Dear Kim, The pleasure is always ours to visit your lovely home and garden. Without having to catch a plane! It is a special treat for us all each time we visit.
    Warm Hugs and best wishes,
    xo Sue

  7. What a sweet post, Kim! Thank you!
    I sometimes feel like an orphan too. It feels good to know people miss you when they don't hear from you. I'll take my blessings where I find em'! :D
    The bike? Mine, mine, mine!

  8. I remember thinking when my Mom died that I was an orphan. No matter how old we are we still want, need our parents. But hopefully they never really leave spirit.

  9. Oh, you are a sweetie pie and you have such an open heart!

  10. I totally agree! I lost my Dad and others that I have the Fall and it takes a lot to keep me from dwelling on that. But I come here and see so much beauty and get some sweet girlfriend notes and it makes me feel better! I love my blog buddies and every one of their blogs! I could spend my whole day visiting...and sometimes do! heehee! I'm thankful for you, my friend! ♥

  11. I think you have stated so lovely what many of us feel! I am lucky to still have my dad but have often wondered what will I do when he is gone. The friendships made through blogging are very special indeed!

  12. Awww, Kim, these are such sweet thoughts. A friend told me last week, when I was sharing how much I missed my mother yet couldn't wish her back, that my mother's experience in heaven and my experience on earth are two different things entirely. She told me that it was okay to miss her and to never apologize for it. I loved that. So I'm going to stop pretending that I'm okay with being a motherless child even at my age. Love right back to you...

  13. How know so well what you mean about blog friends. They are indeed very special people. : )

    I had one of those parents - my dad! : )
    My mom - well lets just say that i never was never quite the daughter she would have preferred.

  14. A very sweet post. My parents are gone as well, but I always take comfort in knowing that my Heavenly Father will never leave me!

  15. What a sweet post, Kim. You said things that I could have written, but not nearly as well as you did. I'm an orphan, too, and I'm over 60! I don't have any extended family except for an elderly aunt since my parents and brothers are gone. So even though I am blessed to have my hubby and children, I still miss having my other family to talk to and share holidays with. Bette was right, you never get too old to miss your loved ones. Beautiful post! My mother would be so glad that I have such good blog friends, too!
    One more thing, your little man is so cute!! Even if he is made of wire! :D

  16. Oh Kim,
    I know exactly what you dad passed away over 20 years ago, and my mom almost three years ago, and they are in my hearts every day. Your kind words mean alot to me too. And I love that scarecrow man!
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  17. That is some scarecrow!!!! Too cute!

    m ^..^

  18. Dear Kim,
    It has been a long, busy day today, and I had a few minutes to sit down at my computer before dinner. I always look forward to visiting your blog and today was no exception. What a way to bless my heart today! I was so touched by your kindness and thankfulness. I would agree with you totally. I lost my dad years ago, but still have my dear mother, but I too, am so very grateful for friends like you that I met in blogland. I can't tell you how many times you have lifted my
    heart with your caring spirit and the beauty you always share. Thank you! My visits here are like opening one of my new magazines:)

  19. Oh this is such a beautiful and sweet post Kim, I always enjoy my visits here with you, You have such a beautiful home and I love your decorating. I have learned to love and appreciate Hydrangeas and the colors yellow and blue too. Thank you for your friendship.

  20. That was very sweet! I lost my father 3 years ago and I miss him so much. And just like you there are days I just want to have him near to reassure me that I'm not alone. I really like that pumpkin "friend" of yours! Enjoy your day!


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