Monday, October 29, 2012

Day 29 ~ Three Gifts On Time

Two days left...

Three gifts on time...does that mean "on time" or "about time?"  I think I will consider both...

Gift #1 ~

Over the past two weeks I have been struggling internally...with something that I knew was clearly not from God and meant only to discourage and defeat me.  God brought a dear friend, LB, my way who opened her heart and her ears to not only listen but also to share...even though she is in Chicago!  We've walked similar paths...and God brought her along my pathway...a gift!

Gift #2 ~

I'm not a big group person...never have been.  I'm not a "the more, the merrier" kind of person.  I like intimacy with people I a group of four...or me and Edster with another couple.  I work with a lot of extroverted folks...and while I can appear to be somewhat outgoing...I know that I am a deep, thoughtful introvert that requires quiet and explore my passions (most of which are solitary), such as:  photography, writing, Bible study, genealogy, birding, solitude, creative expression.  Often quite different pursuits than my counterparts.

But God brought some wonderful women in my life "on time" who share similar passions and similar styles and pursuits, from my some e-courses I took...who expected this???  Bonus...and we fellowship daily and they are all such special gifts to me:  Viv, Sarah, Cathy, Madelin, Sherry, Terri, Stacie, GeetLee, Cheryl1, Cheryl2, Cheryl3, Julie, Elaine, Donna M, Donna C, Laurie, Sherri, Mary (I almost thre up), Helen, Leon, Catherine, Nancy Jean (I love that combo - we appalachians grew up with relatives that all had two names), Karla, Lissa, Martha, Carol, Debbie, Debbie2Debbie3, Joy, Roxi, Barbara, Lorraine, Diane, Kristina (mustache), Peg, Barbara H., Dotti, Naomi, Kate, Robyn, Justine, Sharon, Jessica (Lensbaby), Lori, Diana, Cindy, Sally (Radish), Lorna, Angela, Connie, RedWillow, Maria, Toni, BD, Kate T, Maggie, Michelle, Susan, Becky, Anne, Olivia (and probably more I missed)...and of course, Kim (I'm not a public speaker) Klassen!

Gift #3 ~

I have been in bed all day...leaving work after getting sick...sleeping off and on...the storm news droning on in the background.  But my Edster brought a gift my way...he filled the bird feeders yesterday, "on time", not knowing I would be home today.  I'm not certain if its the storm coming or what...but it's been birds, birds, birds, birds, birds...flying in and out and finding gems of seed for consumption.  Titmice, northern cardinals, house finches, carolina wren, black-capped chickadees, sparrows, american goldfinches, blue jays...all outside my bedroom window.

Praying for those all in the path of the storm...we will get some of it (mostly wind)...but there are many who are in harm's way.


  1. Wonderful. I feel very special to be included in your new group of friends :)

    Lovely Chickadee photo!

  2. What a lovely post, and it's an honor to be included in your list. It sounds like we have a lot in common besides photography, including genealogy, birding, writing, and love of solitude, to name a few. I hope you'll soon be feeling better!

  3. What a wonderful post and I feel honored to be included. I feel just as you do, so blessed to have found this group of amazing woman. Hope you are feeling better soon and I love that sweet little bird photo. I never tire of watching them.

  4. You are so thoughtful, thank you.

  5. Thank you for including me as well!

  6. I feel honored to be included in your post beside such wonderful women!! I hope you are feeling better very soon!! Enjoy the rest - it's good for you!

  7. I too feel honored to be included...i hate hearing how sick you are!!! Lovely post Denise!!

  8. Denise love you what an honour to be included It's funny but I feel closer even though we are an ocean apart...

  9. I hope you are feeling better! I always enjoy your posts. I thank you Denise, for starting this wonderful group. It is always a nice "detour" in my day to stay sain and be inspired!

  10. A lovely thoughtful post - I have you to thank for bringing some wonderful inspirational people into my life and taking my creative journey in a direction I would never have thought possible a year ago. Hope you feel better soon.

  11. OH Denise... you have my heart...thank you for all your indpiration and support

  12. Im so honored Denise. Thank you. Your a inspiration to me.
    Thank you for that also.
    I love the little chickadee. They come and go here also and I do find it hard to capture them. I try out the window when its really cold.. which reminds me I need bird seed.
    Feel better soon . The flu can linger so long if you dont rest. I know.

  13. Denise, you are such a gift to us. I am so glad to be part of this group.


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