Sunday, April 4, 2010

My cup runneth over

Well today as I got knocked on my fanny.... Lupus monster you are such a stinker, not letting me do anything today. No big hair or my favorite drag queen eyelashes...

As I am struggling to arrive at Country Roads my phone rings it's Carol saying that someone wants to know if I am coming in?

She then shares there is a lady from the blog "A Petite Cottage" that was all she had to say. I looked at my husband and said " I have to get there".

When I arrived Carol handed me a card and said "that I missed her", my heart sank as Ana has been such a dear friend who began following my blog and writing to me long before my diagnosis.  Even on my toughest days I know that Ana is praying for me, like so many of you. She reached out and just grabbed my heart. I so had hoped one day I would meet her in person.

Then while I was trying to fluff my space all of a sudden I saw the most beautiful smile looking at me. I jumped off of the pallet and could not believe it was my precious Ana.

It was quite an emotional moment for both of us, I could feel her heart and all the love she has always given to me over the past months.


Ana's words melted my heart as she whispered " I just could not leave without meeting you"  The tears of joy were precious as our husbands just stood quietly,( imagine that quiet husbands) while we had our special girl moment... Of all the gifts you know the one that tugs your heart the most is when you find love in the most unexpected places...

Then laughter began as we followed through introductions and I met her lovely cousin Irma and their charming husbands. Ok, then none of the husbands were quiet...

This was a moment that I wanted to last for a bit longer but my body would not give, I left today feeling so very loved and blessed. Thanking God for having me meet Ana today.

Sue emailed me the other day saying that Country Roads is a magical place, and that is so very true. Where friend's hearts meet and lives are changed forever.



Ana, thank you for giving of yourself and loving simply me...


Kate xoxo

a friend loves at all times...
Proverbs 17:17

Happy Easter

18 comments:

Polly said...

Happy Easter to you Kate! I'm so glad you were able to meet your sweet friend Ana! What a blessing!

I hope you are feeling better today! Enjoy your Easter!

xo,

Polly

vintage frenchhen said...

What a beautiful, heart-felt story! I just found your blog, and I don't know your story. I will follow you and pray for you. I hope you have a wonderful Easter! God Bless...Marcia

Sue said...

We were so busy yesterday, and I was running around like a crazy person. I believe I ran "through" the magical moment you were having with Ana! You know how crazy "the store" gets!! When I just read your post above and read my own words, "Country Roads is a magical place", it gave me chills. I know what my "heart" tells me about Country Roads. And know there is important balance when it comes to business. But it is not "always" about that bottom line. Because if you put your "heart" into something you love, the rest comes easy! Have a wonderful Easter lounging around and hanging out with your family! You deserve it!!
Take care, Sue

My Vintage Treasures said...

A magical moment in a magical place!!! How special for you!!!

Feel better girl & get the big hair & drag queen eyelashes going!!!

Annie Louise said...

What a wonderful story. I am so glad you were able to meet Ana in person--what a wonderful gift of friendship. Take care--you are in my thoughts and prays each day. Thank you for sharing your blog with us.
Jeanette

BellaRosa said...

Kate amor, my eyes are filled with tears...you are such an amazing woman, I am not saying this because of your illness or how much I hate how it makes you feel, but because of your "older" posts where I truly got to know you and your beautiful heart! I am so happy that you and Ana got to meet, she is such a love like you! You both look so beautiful together, I can't wait to meet you both! I hope that your Easter is beautiful, get some rest, eat something sinful and just be so blessed with the love of all your amores in your home. Besos, Rose

Ron and Jamie said...

i am praying for you girlfriend!!! your eternal bff - j

Tattered Goods said...

So sweet and beautiful... even with out your eyelashes and non fluffed hair. You see my sweets it is what is in the heart not on the cover that matters. I am so glad the 2 of you met, I just think how GREAT is our GOD? he knows when we need comfort from lifes stormy trials... so he sent you a sweet frined Ana to strengthen your heart. I do hope your Easter was GLORIOUS.

Blessings & Prayers,
Sheila

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am one of those praying for you. May the lupus monster go away on a long long trip and give you a break!
It is so cool that you got to meet a blogging buddy. I hope to meet some of my new cyber friends in "real" life someday.
Finally I have to say even with out big hair and big lashes you are still gorgeous!!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter!!

Heidi said...

oh my goodness. i am so happy the two of you met. i love friend stories! this story about made me cry! you both have beautiful blogs and are so talented. this blogging world is amazing.

happy easter!

blondiensc said...

so sweet Kate, I am so glad you got to meet this special person in your life!! it seems to me that country roads has been extra magical for you!! I hope you are feeling better sweetie!! xoxo, Tara

Beth Gales said...

Such a sweet post! Hang in there girl! Friends make all the bumps in the road easier. My son has an auto immune and it has taught us all so much, but we could not have survived the rough patches without the nurturing love of friends.

Faded Charm said...

Lucky girl! So glad you got to meet Ana. Sorry you haven't been feeling well. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting!

Hope you had a nice Easter weekend and enjoy your week.

Kathleen

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

How wonderful, Kate!
I imagine that's how I'd feel when you and I finally get to meet. Not if....when.

Much love and prayers going out to you, my beautiful friend.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

p.s. still laughing over your drag queen eyelashes! ;-)

Jacque said...

Wow...the pictures tell the story!! God puts special people in our lives at just the right time. GOD IS GOOD!

Have a great week and thanks for sharing this personal story with us!

Vicki said...

Hi, Kate,
I am so glad to get to know you! Ana is a sweetheart and a wonderful friend. Like you, she always lifts my spirits and brightens my day. It is wonderful that you all were able to meet and share a special moment together. I hope you have a week full of love and laughter! Blessings to you! Vicki

Cindy said...

How very swee. I "met" Ana online and would so love to meet her in person. I'm not surprised at how you describe her, it's how I have seen her in my mind's eye. Friendship is a truly divine thing, a gift from God.
Hugs, Cindy S

One Blessed Mommie said...

I just found this post from a link on Ana's blog, whom I also just found from Rosa's blog. Isn't it funny how the Lord connects people? Since I am new to your blog, I do not know your story yet but I look forward to catching up on your older posts.
My prayers are with you and maybe one day we will meet too. I love Country Roads also. But in the meantime, I will sincerely pray for you.
Blessings,
Missy

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