Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Gift from a wonderful friend

Yesterday the postman left a little package in my mailbox and it was a gift from a very nice friend of mine, DeNiece . I had e-mailed her a while back when she was doing her kitchen videos and had asked her about her smock that she was wearing and where she got it. I thought the idea of a smock was for me a better idea than an apron. Most of the time if I get anything on me while cleaning or cooking it's on my top part not my bottom part so this made sense to me.
Anyway I opened the package and look what was inside~

Yes it is a very pretty pink smock, sorry I look so horrible but I had been cleaning the kitchen and had Roger take a quick picture so I wouldn't forget. She also included a card with a Bible verse she wrote in it
"For if they fall, one will lift up his companion (friend) but pity the person who falls down and has no one to help him up...." Ecclesiasties 4:10

Both the smock and the card I will treasure always. It just made me cry when I opened the package to see what was in there. I am truly blessed to have her friendship.

Since my experience with online friendship was so bad with that one person (I posted about her before)I have really slowed down getting close to anyone. DeNiece is such a true Christian woman with a heart for God and I have already told her on the phone that if I ever do or say anything she doesn't like then she is to call me and say "Joann~ What the heck are you doing~ so we can solve any problems we might have. Though I can't see having that problem with DeNiece or the other friends I have made through this blog. Because of one thing, they are all true and genuine people. Not afraid to show their mistakes along with their triumphs. They invite you into their homes and lives through their blogs and you feel welcome.

Now I have lots of things I want to post about but I will be posting them over the next few days so they will all have their own post, not just one big long one.

Blessings, Joann


  1. What a wonderful surprise! You look great, Joann, even if you were in the middle of cleaning! Glad to see you posting again.

  2. Love the smock and that is a very pretty color on you. Don't let one bad apple ruin it for you... we blog girls are COOL!!!! I've made a couple good friends on here, that I find myself thinking about all the time. ~~ Here's to good friends~~

  3. I agree with you. DeNeice is such a wonderful person. I enjoy communicating with like minded women and there are many of them here in blog land. Of course, there are always some bad apples, you just have to be cautious. Thanks for being such an inspiration, Joann.

    PS I commented about where to find plus size skirts before. I just wanted to let you know that I ordered some and LOVE them. Thanks.

  4. What a lovely gift! Sounds like it was a nice pick-me-up for you!

  5. You look wonderful in that smock! What a sweetheart DeNiece is!! I love the verse she sent you too....one of my favorites.
    Looking forward to your posts!


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