"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over...


"I didn't find my friends;
the good Lord gave them to me."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am so Blessed!
The good Lord has given to me so many
wonderful, loving, godly, loyal,
beautiful and very interesting friends.

Some of them were given to me
through family.
Some, I feel like, are family.

Regardless of the origin of these friendship,
I am just so grateful!
So Blessed!
So Amazed!

"Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of
feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thoughts
nor measure words."
-George Elliot

At this holiday season I have,
since losing my Mom,
become even more grateful for
the wonderful women
and their friendships
that have sustained me
through two of the
hardest years of my life.
unconditional friendship
Words, Time, Tears, Laughter, Tears,
Cards,Letters, Visits, Meals...
I could go on and on.

Friendship

And, to my new Blog Friends-
Thank you for your love, support
and friendship over the miles.
This amazing World of Blog
has been an unexpected
source of comfort and love for me.

17 comments:

koralee said...

Oh my sweet friend...I soooooo agree with you this morning...what blessings to have so many sweet friends...such a beautiful post! Thank you.....Hugs of JOY today. xoxoxoxo

Sewn With Grace said...

You are a blessing in the lives of so many people who feel honored to call you friend. What would we be without the loving arms of women to represent the loving arms of our Savior. God is so good to give us the friends we need to help us along in life, who love the things we love, who feel the things we feel. How wonderful to be reminded of this at Christmas!

Tina Eudora said...

In a world filled with confusion and ofttimes sadness the blogging world has become a beacon of love and warmth for me also. So many kind, sweet people live here and I am grateful to the Lord each day for this community I have become a part of....
A very happy joy filled day to you!
Tina xo

Vintage Home said...

...The sweetest words....Dear friends far & near old & new........

Pink Satin Sashes said...

Well I don't know you well yet, but, I assure you we could hava alot in common, that is why we come here right? Blessings this season!

Farm Girl said...

Thank you for being you!! You are so sweet, and I know it has been the two hardest years of your life. Nothing harder but then the picking up the pieces is just as hard. You have blessed my life to so glad I met you in this blogging world.

A Serenade for Solitude said...

What a sweet post. Friends, related or not, make all the difference in this world. I am so glad to have you and your blog in all of its positiveness to be blessed by. Thank you.

ministrywifefamilylife said...

Ya know Joyce, just reading this is such a huge reminder that you are one of the sweetest people I know. Seriously, I am aching for a visit that involves sitting, eating something tasty and coffee or tea. :-) Yep, it's a must:)

Val said...

Such a beautiful post!!

Gloria said...

Dear Joyce,
You have been a dear blessing in my life and in the lives of so many others. I hope our good Lord continues to shower you with many more great friendships along your path. You are beautiful inside and out! @}`~}~~~~

Love,
xoxo Gloria

It's me said...

My darling Joyce......o yes your words are so true !! ..it could be my words...i thinking the same as you right now......we are blessed with such a kind blogging friends all over the world surrounds us with love and peace and hapiness......i am so glad i found you !!!....love you darling...and give June a big hugs from our girls.....xxxx.....xxxx.....xxxxxx...

All things nice... said...

What a lovely post :) I love your blog header too very pretty :)

All things nice...

chrissy said...

dearest joyce...
what a wonderful post to read as i just discovered your blog from m's art impressions.
i LOVE your view on girfriends. thank you for sharing these wonderful quotes. i feel the same way you do. the blog world and my creative artful friends i have found along my journey have been a GREAT source of UNEXPECTED comfort and love for me.
i lost my mom as well and had no sisters so my world of women around my heart means so very much to me.
i pray that you will feel the hugs of your friends at this christmas season.
(i have 3 boys too...sooooo fun.)
you are a doll and you have a new fan and follower.
xo
c

tori said...

love you Joyce!

Vintage Home said...

JOYCE...thanks for dropping by!....I am hoping to link up with you this week..I love your banner!..do you make those dollies?

Paula said...

Beautiful post!

Privet and Holly said...

It's an amazing
joyful
inspiring
comforting
thought-provoking
FUN
new world, this
blogging, isn't it?
Sooo happy that it
has brought you
peace after what
must have been a
very tough two years.
I don't this kind of
loss is ever something
we truly "get over,"
but simply, learn
to live with....and
friends sure help : )
Merry Thursday!
xx Suzanne

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