Sunday, December 5, 2010

'As Found'...

I just came up, from the shop... and closing up, the Open House.... checked my e-mail...and had a sweet comment, from Jan {Summer Sundays}... She hoped the Open House went well... it did... in so many, many ways...
It reminds me of a story, that I heard, years ago.... about the Christmas Visitor.... an old woman was waiting for a 'Special Visitor'. She had been promised, He would come, that night.... but, instead, was disappointed by others, that came wandering, and begging at her door... She helped each of them, but was saddened, because her 'Special Guest' {Jesus} never came to visit.... ahhhh...but He had... he had been the visitors, every time...
That is how I felt, this weekend... From Special, long time Friends, to Folks, I have never met.... they accepted me...and the Little Shop...'as found'... I started tearing up, when I commented on Jan's blog... It is sooooo about the people...friends...true blue...that love you...no matter....'as found'....
Thanks to everyone, who couldn't make it, but sent folks, my way... {Amy T. a Special, Thank You!} I was never disappointed, by anyone, who made the journey here, from near and far... just seeing their faces... and the love they had, about their being...was truly, my 'stream in the desert'...I don't think folks realize, what a difference they make in someones life, just by 'being'.... I was 'gifted', over and over.... what Wonderful Blessings, stepped through those rickety old doors, this last week....Thanks to All...who made the effort, to come, and be the 'Special Guest'...
Barb C.
{I didn't intend on writing this tonight.... but the tears are still going... this is truly, straight from the heart... My deepest 'Thanks'...to all...}

3 comments:

summersundays-jw said...

I didn't mean to make you tear up but know by now that you're very sensitive & I love that about you (except when it causes you to be hurt). So glad you had a great weekend. Thanks for your nice note -- it means a lot. Have a great week & stay warm. Jan

Betty G said...

This post was beautiful and truly a blessing. Jesus is with you always. I know you hold a special place in His heart as He holds you in the palm of His hand. Luv~Betty

simplyiowa said...

Hey Jan, and Betty...
Jan...you didn't make me cry...I guess I am, a bit sensitive...but, when you take a moment, to see beyond, the forest....and get a good look, at God's Trees...They are quite amazing...{thanks for accepting...'as found', you have such a Peaceful way, Jan}
Betty.... You are such a Blessing... I'm so glad to hear from you... Thank You, for the Kind Words...and... He walks with you, as well....
My Love to You...both...
Barb C.