Wednesday, July 9, 2008


When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be you.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'

One friend will meet your spiritual needs, Another your magazine fetish, Another your love for cherries, Another will be with you in your season of confusion, Another will be your clarifier, Another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life, On whatever the occasion, On whatever the day, Or whenever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back, Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .. Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several.. One from 7th grade, One from high school, Several from the college years, a couple from old jobs, On some days your mother, On some days your neighbor, On others, your sisters, And on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been your friend for 20 minutes or 20 years,
Know that God has placed them in your life

To make a difference.

Thank you all for being here with me... sharing your lives, homes and families!
And thank you for making a difference in MY life!

Have a blessed day!
P.S. I know it's been forever since my last post!
Thank you for all the emails.... of concern and wondering where I am!
My life has been total chaos lately...
here it is in a nutshell...
We had storms and tornados...
Hubby had surgury, {all is well}
Our 4th grandbaby was born!
{we are going to meet Little Miss Madison Rae tomorrow}
Birthday parties, & graduations.
My 2 kitty girls had to get spayed
{ I wonder if it was as tramatic for them as it was for me}
We planned a big flea market for the 4th...
A LOT goes into getting that ready!
My mum called and said she was coming up to stay
{that means I clean the house from top to bottom, wash walls, windows, floors everything comes off the walls and out of every cabinet to be washed}
We spent 3 full days at the market...
Entertained mum.
Made 16 quarts of strawberry jam!
Oh theres lots more but you can see why I have not had time to even think about posting!
I do have alot to share with you....
* * Good stuff * *
Pictures of our new princess coming soon!
Please for give me if you are waiting on swap goodies....
I promise that is on the top of my list,
now that things look like they might be settling down a bit!


Vintage Tea said...

Welcome back and congrats on your new princess!

Glad everything is starting to calm down for you.

Victoria xx

loree2000 said...

Loved your post!

Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Anonymous said...

Love your post Dolly, that's what friends are for!!!
Went to check out your Shop, you have some very cute items, LOVE that basket!!
Have a lovely day & Congrats on the new grandbaby. HUGS, Jannet

Lallee said...

Hey Dolly. Welcome back! Your list of what you've been up to looks as busy as mine. I thought it was summer???? I hope you get some down time. Looking forward to pics of the new princess!


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Amen ain't it the truth!!
Glad to have you back you have been a busy girl !!

Lori said...

well haven't you been as busy as a bee...congratulations on your newest grand~baby!!! i love your post about friends Dolly:)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGosh lady---you need to stop and BREATHE!! lol Busy, busy, busy! And to top it all off--and new baby? Sigh. That is just wonderful!

Loved your post about friends--very lovely!

Smiles, Karen

Linda said...

Oh my goodness you have been busy...hope things are calming down a bit. Congrats on the new grand baby and I'm glad your hubby is doing well. Look forward to pictures of the little princess. Hugs, Linda

Glenda said...

its good to have you back Dolly,I was missing you love from Glenda

Idaho Quilter said...

Happy to have you back, sounds like you are going to busy awhile longer.

Hooked on Houses said...

Welcome Madison Rae! That's exciting. "Rae" is a family name for us, and it's my middle name, too. Can't wait to see a picture of her. -Julia :-)

Connie said...

Ooooh, Miss Dolly, I thought of you monday when I was at an antique store and passed by a stall with "CHERRIES" fluff stuff!! I couldn't even begin to tell you what all that lady had. There may be some pix I haven't loaded yet on my blog of that stall. I've shown several on my blog this past week including my......squeeeeeeallll.....most precious find!!!!!! Oh, my sweet friend, it was so delightful. I still have pix to post on there, but we're still in Calif. visiting with kids and my laptop is soooo slow, but I'm struggling along. As you know I never ever go anywhere without my Mac or camera. Congrats on new grand baby and also, you didn't listen when I said: Don't clean before company/family comes cuz they'll never notice; clean after they leave - saves time on ya, my sweet cherry!!

misspvc said...

Thanks for stopping by Dolly and consider yourself entered in my giveaway! You have the opp for 2 more entries in the drawing....stop by again when you have a chance before the 30th!!! I just LOVE your blog!!!! and congrats on the the grand!!!!

Sam I Am said...

Hi DOlly!
I've chosen you to receive the "Brilliant' award..Stop by my blog to pick it up :)

Kai said...

Dolly, what a gorgeous post! I've missed your posts! And WOW! You HAVE been busy! Beautiful news about your new grandchild. I'll be looking in to see the photos!

Alison Gibbs said...

Great to see you back Dolly.
Life sometimes gets so busy and has the nerve to interfere with Blogland!!LOL
Have a great weekend

Mary Isabella said...

Glad you are posting again...Have a super weekend...mary

FeeBee Louweez said...

Love your post on friends, did you write that? I'd love to use it, may I? Congrats on the New Little Princess too!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a beautiful post :) Congratulations on your new lil' grandbaby too!


Sweetie said...

I love your post on friends. It's toooooo true. Also, congratulations on your new grandchild. Grandchildren keep us young!

Greenie Gardens said...

What a great post! It's so true. What would life be without girlfiends? They're the best. I'm so happy to hear you have a new grandbaby too. Both no. 4! Aren't we lucky? Stephanie

Robyn said...

Good to hear all is fantastic over in your neck of the woods! Congrats too on the newest princess to join the 'court'! Take care girly!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

HI Dolly!! I absolutly LOVE you beautiful tribute to friends. I hope your life will settle a little bit so you can enjoy the last days of summer. It all goes by so fast. congrats on your new Grand-BABY!!!

xoxo Heather

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Dolly,
I found your blog thru Connie's PHR sisters list. Not sure what that is, anyway, thank you for the Girlfriends. How true all of that is. We do get different friends at different times as God directs:). I'll be back. Come visit me sometime and yes, Congrat's on your Grandbaby. Mine is already 5 years old. Warmly, Deb

vintage paper bella ~ andrea said...

Oh my you have been really busy! Can't wait to see the new bundle!

Lori said...

WHEW!!! To put it mildly! Miss ya, Lori

Distressing Delilah said...

What sweet pictures!

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

So nice to see another Michigan girl visit my blog!Like you, the five places I have lived are Michigan X 5! Love this state and don't intend to leave.

I enjoyed your blog and loved the cuties that you have crafted.I'll visit again and put you on my blogroll.

Michelle said...

Hi Dolly,
What a sweet sure have been busy!


Fete et Fleur said...

Congratulations on your new grandbaby! What a joy!! It sounds like your life had been full these last weeks. I'm glad that everything is well.


Robyn said...

Come by and say hello and see me! I have posted some pics! Did something very new to me...eeekkk! Had some fun but thought I would give it a try!

Inspired Tokens said...

Oh Miss Dolly, you have been a very busy girl and congratulations on the birth of the new grandbaby. Can't wait to meet her! I'm so glad you are back.

leslie said...

sixth picture down.. of the little girls in the box... the one child looks like Anne Frank... is it?

Sadie Lou said...

What a sweet post!
I'm so glad you're making the rounds again and blogging. We missed ya!
I looked at your list of business--my goodness!
You need a hug!

Jillian said...

Neat post on girlfriends! I enjoyed all of the pictures, too.

Congrats on the new have been VERY busy! Glad hubby is ok too.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Sweet Dolly, what a sweet post about girlfriends! Thanks for the reminder that every girlfriend is special! You sure have been busy. Glad all is well!


Rhondi said...

Hi Dolly
I wondered where you'd been. WHat a busy time you've had!!!
Love this post on friends. It is so true. God has givne me some wonderful friends at different seasons in my life and now I am enjoying my new blogging friends like you so much!
Hugs, Rhondi

MsMary said...

Thank you for sharing this piece about girlfriends. It's beautiful and so true.