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...
a friend loves at all times...