Sunday, December 28, 2014

SUNDAY: Kindred Spirits


What happens when two farm gals at heart from OLD TIME FARMHOUSE and THE COUNTRY FARM HOME get together for the first time face-to-face? . .Well. . . .I think a friend of mine predicted the outcome when she heard John and I were going to Kentucky and would be spending a morning with Old Time Cindy. . ."POOR JOHN!!!!". . .She knew what would happen. . .She knew Poor John wouldn't be able to get a word in edgewise. . .


And she was just about right. . .Cindy and I talked and talked. . .laughed and giggled. . .shared our hearts. . .and found that we truly are Kindred Spirits. . .We've suspected it for a while. . .ever since we 'met' while blogging and began emailing back and forth. . .How long ago was that? . . Hmmm. . .about two years I think?

I was excited for days before John and I actually arrived. . .and when the moment finally came, Cindy and I started chattering like a couple of old friends. . .as if we'd known each other for a lifetime. . .John commented more than once after we left that she and I were acting just like sisters. . .so much to say. . .so much to share. . .no hesitation to discuss even the most personal matters. . .

Good Friend. . .Sister at Heart. . .Kindred Spirit. . .
Yes, that's what I found. . .but I wasn't surprised. . .
 
Cindy is one of those rare and special persons. . .kind and caring. . .thoughtful and talented. . .genuine. . .AND. . .John wants me to throw in" a good cook, too". . .He has talked non-stop about the lunch of homemade soup, the black bean veggie burger, hummus and veggie chips (Cindy and I both follow a vegetarian diet) and a delicious cherry cobbler for John. . .I hear "Be sure to get those recipes from Cindy" a lot these days. . ."Okay Dear, once I get the internet back."
 
A Christmas Gift from Old Time Cindy. . .She made the scented red heart. . .
and there's homemade soap inside. . .I'll show the other gift sometime in the future. . .
She knows what I love. . . .
The time we spent together was too short. . .but it won't be the last. . .We're adopting each other by-the-way. . .because it's really true. . .Sisters aren't always by blood. . .Sometimes it's simply a meeting of the hearts. . .Kindred Spirits. . . .Someone you feel you've known forever. . .and hope to know better in the future.

There will be more trips. . .of that I'm sure. . .There's so much to share. . .and so little time. . .We have an awful lot of catching up to do. . .
If you haven't met Cindy at OLD TIME FARMHOUSE, you should. . .
As John noted when we drove off,
"SHE'S A KEEPER". . .


You know, there are moments in life when the heart is deeply touched. . .when a person knows that lives are woven together one with another. . .Blogging is such a wonderful place to see this happen over and over. . .Last Fall I was thrilled to meet yet another special lady who has followed The Country Farm Home and has been a source of encouragement to me. . .Rebecca lives less than an hour from here but I never would have met her had it not been for blogging. . . That's the amazing part of it. . .getting to know others. . .bonding. . .sharing. . .realizing we are not alone in our uniqueness. . .There are others who are just as unique but whose spirits speak to ours. . .

And. . .that was as far as I got writing this special post  way back on December 9. . .We had returned from Kentucky late December 8. . .By the time we unpacked the next day. . .shipped some loom orders. . .answered emails and phone calls. . .the day was pretty much gone. . .I was determined to get a post on the net the next day bright and early. . .to tell you of our adventure. . .when suddenly I had no internet. . .No storm. . .No power surge. . .just no internet. . .The rest I think you know. . .So, before the holidays were totally over, I had to share this story with you. . .It may be old news but I'm still smiling. . .
 
Thank you, Cindy, for opening your heart and home to this Farmer's Daughter.
It was a perfect day. . .

Sure wish I could visit with each one of you in person, too. . .We never know what Life will bring us, though. . .One day you may see an Arkansas car pulling into YOUR drive. . .
 
I so love surprises. . .don't you? (wink)

HEART-FELT SUNDAY HUGS to ALL

 
 

8 comments:

Elizabeth BlueClearSky said...

How lovely that you got to meet your sister friend in real life. Wishing you and your loved ones all the best in the New Year!

Junkchiccottage said...

It is so true that you do meet and connect with so many wonderful peeps in blogland. It is an amazing place to meet "sisters" you might never have known. So happy you and Cindy got to meet up and share with each other. How special and fun. As we head on down to the new year I wish you a year full of wonderful adventures and inspiration and hopefully a few more meet ups. Happy New Year to you and John.
Kris

cynthia lee designs said...

I'm so happy for you and Cindy...that you got to finally meet in person. Sounds like you had a wonderful time together. I've met a few blogging sisters and all were so special. Moments I will remember and cherish forever.
hugs,
Cindy

Pam said...

How wonderful that you and Cindy finally got to meet in person! Sounds like you had a great time and a yummy lunch.
Hugs,
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, how wonderful! It's not easy to make dear friends like that and sometimes it takes years. I'm so happy for you and Cindy both....a gift you can both treasure.

Jann Olson said...

Oh I am thrilled that you two got to meet! The only way it could have been any better is if I had been there to wrap my arms around the two of you. lol! I'm sure you were besties in heaven!! Happy New Year!
hugs,
Jann

Old Time Cindy said...

Hey Sis...I'm a little late commenting, but ya know I've been under the weather for awhile. Still not completely on my feet yet, but trying. I loved our visit! Absolutely loved it! And I'm ready for another. You're the best (John, too)!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Maureen Wyatt said...

It may be old news but it is certainly good news! How wonderful that you met your 'sister' and it lived up to all your expectations. Blogland is a wonderful world were you get to connect with people who are your kindred spirits.

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