Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A special day

Almost 3 years ago I had the sweetest comment left on my blog.

May 05 10:23 AM

Hi Fairlight-

I just love your name, it's beautiful! And so is the name Olivia!

I am so glad to have discovered you... we have so much in common. I also have a little girl and am a stay at home mom (who loves interior decorating and flower gardening). Annabelle is almost 11 weeks old and I just love being a mommy. Your little Olivia is such a doll!

I was just reading to Annabelle today as well. The tip of the week for 8 weeks old on Americanbaby.com said to start reading books to your baby, so we went to the library and have been reading together ever since then.

Have you ever heard of the Toot and Puddle books by Holly Hobbie? They are so darling! Annabelle stairs and smiles at the bright pictures on the page...it's so much fun!

Very pretty sight you have here. I would love to know how to put music or a video onto mine!

You and Olivia have a lovely day now and we'll check in on you again, you can be sure!

-Chelle

P.S. I found you by the comment you left at Aunt Teas. And I am glad that I did.:)

That day started a dear friendship. We started with leaving each other comments, sometimes 8 a day. But that was too slow a form of communication. So we switched to email, which was great, but still not perfect. So we switched to instant message which we great but kept us tied to the computer for hours at a time. Which was a little difficult with my young 3 year old running around. Eventually I asked her for her phone number. Oh my goodness, thankfully I have unlimited long distance because we had and still do have so much to talk about. :)
I have loved getting to know her, learning her likes and dislikes, sharing joys and sorrows, swapping ideas and inspirations, sharing a blog, talking about hopes and dreams until we thought our heads we explode, celebrating babies and the openings of etsy shops, trading parenting advice, and prayers that we're doing it half way right. Trying to help each other (over the phone) with difficult sewing tasks and new projects. Rejoicing when it all worked out ok. Last fall, a good sized box arrived and in it was a most cherished quilt. Made just for my little Sadie~Rose.


I've learned so much from her, laughed until I cried, woke up to birthday greetings from her,
called her when I'm upset or sad and been cheered up just by the sound of her voice. Found packages sitting on my doorstep totally unexpected, e-cards in my inbox just to say "hi" or proclaim the new season. We e-mail, instant message, and call each other daily. Always checking in, always sharing. She is my sanity when my "real life" get's out of control. She is my prayer partner and encouraging friend. A shoulder to lean on and cry on, if need be. She will share a Word or point me back to Jesus when the days are tough and when they are good. She's got the best giggle. Ever. She can always find something to be cheerful about. She is honest and real. She's gorgous. On the inside as well as the outside. She is extremly creative. She looks for the best in everyone. She is so in-love with her husband. She is the best mommy to Miss Annabelle Lucy. She loves Jesus and always seeks to follow Him.
It has been one of my biggest joys and blessings of my adult life - to have her a my friend.

So on this happy day I wish you, Chelle, a day full of joy, good news, a happy toddler, a mail box full of goodies, friends and family calling with good wishes, and all the cupcakey polka dotted goodness you deserve.

Happy Birthday Chelle!

8 comments:

Chelle said...

So I am seriously flabbergasted...this post for me was oh so precious and sweet and brought tears to my eyes along with a few giggles, made me blush and I feel so totally and completely loved.

I have adored every second of our friendship Fairlight and the only complaint I have is that we cannot live next door to eachother.

I am spoiled, spoiled blown away...27 year old.

What a happy day this is. Thank you! I love you so.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

So beautifully written Fairlight! What a priceless kind of friendship! :) You both are so amazing!

Noah and Ryders Mommy said...

this was so sweet Fairlight, Chelle is truly a the kind of friend you never want to let go of and so are you dearie! So glad and happy that we are all friends...
love you

Lisa said...

who knew a simple comment all those years ago could spark such a wonderful bond....
you two girls are very blessed!

kt mac said...

I loved reading this little story about your friendship, it's so beautiful!

and that quilt is so amazing! I bet you were so amazed and excited when it showed up in your letterbox :)
x

Aminta said...

Oh how sweet Fairlight! I remember long ago when Chelle decided to FINALLY share you. What a sweet friend you are, to the both of us. I am doubly blessed though, to know how much you bless her, and being blessed to know you.
Loves to you Fairlight girl!
Aminta

Kari Dawson said...

Thank you for the peak into the precious friendship you two share. How sweet and what great friends you must each truly to be to each other.

libbydibby said...

Hi Fairlight... bloggosphere is funny. I found you because you just "hearted" me on etsy, and I liked your photo, which led to your blog, which was fun to see - because my grandmother grew up in Mt. Dora and I've always wanted to know what it was like...
and then to read this... precious. you seem lovely.
I'll peek in on you again.
many lovely blessings and so many congratulations on finding such a friend.
liberty

 
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