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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Forever Between Posts

I don't know. . .I must've lost the blogging mojo or something.

But today, I've been reminded of what a blessing we bloggers can be to each other. . . and ironically (or NOT SO ironically) I was reminded by someone named Beth. Nope, not this Beth**. . . another Beth.

Beth Shibley is a quilter that lives in California. She must quilt around the clock - because she always seems to be finishing the most beautiful quilts, table runners, and pillows. She really inspires me.

Lately, when she's written a blog entry, or posted pictures of a project that I love - I've left her a comment. And every time, she's emailed me a sweet, brief response. Today, she blogged about some "ugly" (as she called it) fabric -- it was NASCAR fabric. Nearly broke my little boogity-boogity-loving heart.

So what did I do? I left her a comment saying that it is possible to quilt and love NASCAR.

And, what did she do? She emailed me back (within minutes) and offered to send me the few last bits of her NASCAR fabric. (If I'm honest, it really touched my heart -- I nearly cried)

And then, I started to reminisce about "my" Beth. I have thought of (and missed terribly) my Beth this week. I had my heart broken a couple of times over the past 10 days -- and each time, I found myself still wishing that I could call or email her. . . wanting to pour my heart out to her. I know that she would have listened, or read -- and would have replied with something that would have made it better.

But, alas, I can't email her. I can't call. And, that made me a little bit sadder. . . momentarily.

It's really okay. God has provided me with others to whom I can "let it all hang out" and, for whatever reason, they still accept and even like me. (Kinda like Beth did)

So. . . if you're a blogger, please take a minute to think about, and maybe thank someone who leaves a comment on your blog. If they're a blogger too, go to their blog and leave some love. You never know what might happen.

. . . you never know, you might even get some NASCAR fabric in the mail!

**I purposely put the link to this particular entry from Beth Cain -- it was one of the first times she created a scrapbook layout for Caroline. I just "happened" to stumble on it (Thanks, God) and shed a couple tears of joy over a friend who truly changed my life.


Blogger beth said...

I'm so glad you left a note on my blog. YOu never know when the fabric you don't like it LOVED by someone else!!! :)

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't it you who said if if you don't like a fabric, you haven't cut it small enough? LOL!

Hugs, my dear. Miss you bunches... Oh - you choose Bob Evans or iHop. We can meet you at either.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Melinda said...

Love you Angie. And I like reading your posts.

12:06 PM  

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