Monday, November 3, 2014

A Trip and Meeting a Blogging Friend

Last week I had a double treat. I got to go stay with my daughter in Kalamazoo for a couple days. The trip wasn't entirely for pleasure as I needed to be the driver and caretaker for her after a medicial procedure that required mild anesthesia. She was perfectly fine afterwards except for the forgetfulness and slight drowsiness that comes with it, which proved pretty funny at times!

After a brief rest at home, she and I were able to go out (me driving) and do a little shopping. I fixed her and her roommate some home cooked meals, we watched a couple movies and just got to visit. Thursday she went to work and I headed north to Plainville, MI, where I met (for the first time in person) Diane, from An Extraordinary Day. What a delightful time that was. We met for brunch at a local restaurant.

Diane is just as warmhearted and genuine in person as she is on her blog. We had a wonderful time sharing and getting to know each other better. If you haven't visited An Extraordinary Day yet, you are in for a treat. Diane is amazingly creative, often with things found in nature or otherwise almost free. She also features Joy Day each Sunday, which is very uplifting and always has an encouraging message. If you are a prayer warrior, keep her and her husband Tim lifted in prayer, as he continues to search for the ministry position that God has for him.

Before we left the restaurant, Diane gave me a sweet gift containing this beautiful little plate and a very special bar of soap.

This soap has a story.  Profits from sales are used help to provide training, education and medical services for children at risk for sex-trafficking. You can read about it's mission here. What a wonderful way to help keep some of these children from being abused.

I'll enjoy my soap and the sweet plate that Diane gave me!

 Hope your week is blessed! Come back tomorrow evening the  for What We Accomplished Wednesday party!


  1. I am glad your daughter is doing okay and it sounds like the surgery was not too serious.

    What fun to meet a friend and get to know the "real" person behind the blog. I will go check her blog and will keep her in my prayers. xo Diana

  2. Hi Deborah, So glad your daughter is okay and doing well since her minor procedure. I am sure she was so happy to have you there. Nothing better then mom to take care of you when needed.
    How special to meet another blog friend. I know it is one of the best times. Your sweet gift is beautiful.
    I will stop by for a visit and add her and her hubby in my prayers.

    Happy November my friend.
    Hugs and Blessings

  3. So nice to meet an other blogger! I love An Extraordinary Day!

  4. what a nice treat, to meet your on-line friend. last fall I got to meet one of mine, and it's always nice to widen our horizons.

  5. My dear friend your post blessed my socks off! I'm so glad things went well for your daughter and so excited that we finally got to meet and spend a little bit of time together. {{hugs}} My fingers are crossed for a next time...maybe we'll be able to do a little thrifting. ;) Thanks for all the kind words and the request for prayers.

  6. I think that is so nice to meet up with bloggy friends, I got bloggy tears:) I've only been blogging since 2013 and Its amazing how nice everyone is. you all seem so genuine people! I will keep this blog in my blog roll. thanks so much Maria


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