Monday, November 3, 2014

Friendships Through Blogging

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~ Emerson ~
"Hello" only lasts for a minute,
it's a short, brisk, queer little word.
But, say! there's a lot of cheer in it:
It's like the first chirp of a bird
in spring, when the hilltops are greening,
right after the cold and the snow.
I think when it comes to real meaning,
there isn't a word quite like "hello!"
~ Unknown ~
Hello! My dear friends here in my blogging community.
"Blessed be the Lord,
for He has shown me His
marvelous kindness."
~ Psalm 31:21 ~
My heart has been greatly blessed,
and the Lord has graced me with His kindness
through the friendships I have made
and come to love
through blogging.
You dear ladies amaze me with your sweet lives
and the love you so graciously give.
Emerson, said it well,
"the only way to have a friend is to be one."
And that, you have all been! :)
I believe that is true even with our blogging friends.
To have a friend, we must be one.
That is the very reason I am writing this post.
For the past few months
I have been extremely busy
taking care of my parents and their many needs
leaving me with very little time to stop by
and say "hello"
or even be a good friend.
Until life slows down
I am planning on taking a break
from my blog.
I really have no idea how long I will be away.
I know I will not be posting,
but you may see me around the neighborhood
from time to time.
Of course ~ I will be in  my dear
Stephanie's neighborhood,
as she inspires my heart
 and right now, I need it.
Browning, the poet, to Charles Kingsley,
the novelist. "What is the secret of your
life? Tell me, that I may make mine beautiful also."
Thinking a moment, the beloved
old author replied, "I had a friend."
Charles Kingsley knew of friendships, didn't he?
I want to thank you dear ladies for your friendship
and for gracing me with your kind visits
when I have not been so faithful.
You have made my life beautiful.
Sweet blessings to each one of you
and Lord willing, I will see you soon!
Our Precious Heavenly Father,
thank you for the friends You bring into our lives.
Help us to show ourselves friendly
in ways that bring honor and glory
to You and You alone.
Give us the spirit of loveliness
so we may pass it on to others
for Your name sake.

~ Be Lovely ~

The computer is the bridge that connects our hearts and lives


Sylvia said...

Debbie you will be so missed. I always look forward to your blog post, you have certainly been a friend to me,encouraging me along, thanks for your emails, prayers and most of all friendship. Even thought we haven't met in person, I still think of you as a dear friend. I'll be praying for you as each day passes that God's blessings will be on you and your parents. Hurry back friend!

Hugs, Sylvia

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Debbie, yes there are so many nice friends that you meet through blogging! I wish you luck with taking care of your parents and enjoy your blogging break!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Aww Debbie, you have blessed me with your friendship and your wisdom. You have much to do and need this break. We will still be here waiting for your return. Love and prayers are with you always.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Debbie, what a blessing you must be to your parents, just as you are to all of us. Take as long as you need; as Kitty says, we will be here when you return. You have been a real light here in blogland, and I have appreciated getting to know you. Blessings to you, and prayers for your dear parents. xo, Deborah

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Dearest Debbie, I am praying right now for your needs. And the needs of those whom you serve.

There, I did it. We will miss you.
Love, m & jb

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Debbie, I think you are being very wise! God will bless your decision for honoring your parents! Please come visit me when you can! Have a wonderful Holiday season! Blessings to you!
Love, Roxy

Stephanie said...

Awwww... this made me cry! Why? I'm really not sure. Maybe it was your sweet words about these precious ladies, maybe it was the love I know you have for your parents or maybe it was the song playing on your blog :)

May I "third" what Kitty said - we WILL be waiting for your return...for you and your beautiful posts are worth waiting for.

I love you dearly!

Debby Ray said...

Oh Debbie...this is truly a beautiful post my sweet friend! These are all lovely words from the poem, quote and scripture but your own words coming from your own heart are truly the blessing here! Yes, you are doing exactly what you need to be doing right now! I will miss your posts but look forward to keeping in touch! May the Lord be with you as you minister to your sweet parents' needs...what a blessing you must be to them!

Marilyn Mathis said...

You have truly been a friend to me as a new blogger. Your sweet comments are like a breath of fresh air. I will miss you, but take care of yourself too. Thanks for setting a good example for us in setting your priorities appropriately. Hugs and God bless you!

Vicky Hunt said...

I'll miss you and your sweet words of wisdom, but you are needed elsewhere now. We will be here praying for you and waiting for your return.

Love and Hugs, Vicky

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Dear Debbie,
It has been my pleasure to get to know you as a dear blogging friend and I do understand that life and family sometimes takes precedence. A very lovely post about friendship today and beautiful photos. You will be missed, but loving thoughts go with you.
Hugs and blessings xo

Denise said...

You will be greatly missed. Praying for you, and your parents. I love you.

Betty said...

We will miss you, but understand. I have taken a few breaks from blogging in the past too. Remember when taking care of others to take care of yourself too.

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful post, Debbie! That Emerson quote is one of my favorites, and I love the vivid autumn colors in the photographs. It is a true blessing to have blogging friends like you! May the Lord continue to bless and keep you!

Mindy said...

You are so sweet and I have appreciated your blog and your blog friendship as well! Praying for you during this season of life of caring for your parents. How blessed they are to have you...You are a great example of keeping your priorities in order. Blessings to you.

Terra said...

I will be waiting for your return, when you have rested and cared for yourself and loved ones. Your words about being a friend are precious.

Jazzmin said...

This is so beautifully expressed. What a precious friend you are! And I'm sure I don't just speak for myself, but for all your readers and blogging friends, when I say that. I am so blessed to read your words here today and in every one of your posts when I get to visit your blog and I so look forward to your return :)

Sweet hugs to you,

Robyn said...

You have a wonderful gift for writing, touching others and bringing love and warmth to wherever you are, Debbie.
You are an absolute pleasure to know and, though you will be missed, you'll be thought of often.
The best to you and your family! Love and hugs to you my daffy friend. xoox

Ida said...

Debbie you will be missed but I so understand needing to take a blogging break. Life happens and we all have times when those breaks are much needed. Just know we are here whenever you come back. Hugs & Prayers

Cranberry Morning said...

Debbie, may God bless you richly during this time. I know also what a blessing a dear daughter can be. May you find strength in her friendship and in the confidence of God's goodness.

Camille said...

Dear Debbie...I am praying for your today. May the Lord continue to give you much grace and strength in this season of serving your parents. I am sure they know that they are blessed. Take as long as you need to...come back when the timing is right. Many Hugs, Camille (Isaiah 43:1-3)

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Debbie,
Your blog is really lovely, but I know what it is to need a break from it. I trust the Lord will build you up and direct your path according to His precious will. :) Thank you for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. Have a wonderful evening!

Anonymous said...

Hi, im just blogger friend from mrs Denise Oldham...i saw on facebook that she has an heart operation...

here is the link
to her friend, so you can read
the details and pray for her
and her husband

im sorry i message thrue your comment box..but she also has many friends on blogger who dont now

friendly is you can pass this on i will be thankfull

loves soraya

(im sending this message to much people i can..)

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