August 26, 2010

A Beautiful Surprise...

"...And there are days when life rewards us
and seems to make amends
by granting
us a marvelous gift,
the precious gift of Friends. "
- excerpt from The Gift Of Friends by Karin Schaefer
The little heart pin is one of my creations.

I was blessed this week with a beautiful surprise. I hope you don't mind, dear friends, but I just had to share this with you today. Circumstances separated us over twenty years ago. Not seeing her or talking with each other was a huge loss to me, and I believe it was to her, as well. I know both of us felt that it was unavoidable.

I received a message on my blog from her. Like a message in a bottle sent out into cyberspace. She knew it would mean something special only to me when I read it. I would know immediately that it was her. She was right. I gasped when I read her words. Tears streaming down my cheeks when I realized she had left her message for me.

I know I'll see her again. We'll be catching up on years of quiet. We'll trade addresses and phone numbers. I want to see photos...lots of photos! I want to learn about her life. I want to hear her voice and her laughter again. I'll look forward to hugging her and thanking her, in person, for leaving that message for me. I'll cherish it the rest of my days. Thank you, my dear friend, for leaving me your cryptic note. I'm grateful beyond measure.
Love always,

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

DeeDee said...

This post gave me shivers for you...I am so glad she has come back to you....

I love that heart too...

Patty C. said...

You are blessed indeed :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I'm so happy someone you love has come back into your life. There is nothing like the feeling of hearing from the truest of friends no matter how long the years may have been.

I'm so glad you were so blessed and I'm sure she is to now.

Big hugs Sug....Tracy :)

Meri Wiley said...

Oh Donna, you are so precious. I'm so happy for you that this happened, and I truly hope you both get together again, what a wonderful treat. Keep us posted, but only with what you want us to know.......;o)

Love ya'
Meri

The French Bear said...

Those are the best messages......so happy for you Dee!!!
Hugs,
Mags

mya said...

Sometimes our lives take us away from people that we love like family. And for some reason we do not keep in touch with these friends as much as we keep up with those that might not have been as close. But maybe the true test of friendship is not filling the years with letters and phone calls, but the closeness you always feel anyway, and the fact that when you get together again either in person, a call, or a letter those years just melt away.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How wonderful for you! I can imagine what an amazing and heartfelt surprise it was for you. I'm glad that the blogging world allowed you to reconnect. It seems that you have much great catching-up to do! Theresa

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

The power of blogging.

This is WONDERFUL news, Donna!

Michelle May said...

Blogging...bringing so many people together. I'm so happy for you girlfriend. :)
xx, shell

Karen said...

That's wonderful :) I'm so happy for you!

Mary said...

I feel humbled by your words, but I know YOU know I feel the same way. My biggest fear was hurting someone unintentionally...again. So there was alot of apprehension. Your reply erased all of that, and I look forward to taking our time and rebuilding. I love you Donna. Always have. And what is more, you seem to have grown even sweeter over the years.

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