Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Sweet Neighbour

Meet Kristine.

She's my neighbour, and the mother to some of my girls' best little buddies.  We've been acquaintances for several years already, but have never spent any time together on our own.  As it turns out we ended up buying houses on the same cul-de-sac last year.  What a treat.  It is so delightful to be able to just walk across the sac with a cup of coffee in hand to sit and visit with her for a moment or two after the kids have been dropped off at school.  Or have her and her hubby stop by one evening for a glass of wine out on the deck, as we watch the kids play in the kiddie pool.  Such a gift I tell you.  The best part is that her family loves Jesus too, so we truly are 'the village' to each other as we celebrate the triumphs of our children, and proud parenting moments.  And have each other to lean on, on emotionally charged days when we're left wracking our heads with frustration .  We're still navigating the uncharted waters of new found friendship, learning the body language and tone of the other, and when to push and when to simply listen.  Scripture says, "Ointment and perfume delight the heart.  And the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by heart and counsel".  That is truly the case with this lovely woman.  I count myself as blessed to have her in my life, and look forward to many more shared experiences in faith, love, friendship, and parenting together.
The journaling is hidden in a little pocket that's revealed when you pull on the green button on the right hand side of the photo.  It should be noted that she hates this photo, but has graciously allowed me to use it :)  Product: Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue papers and embellies, Websters trim, and buttons from my stash.

I pray you know such a friendship in your life.

Have a lovely day friends,

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glorygirl said...

Lovely photo and I love this story of how God has brought such a gift into your life!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Such a great tribute to your friend! Love your layout colours, design and details. You are both so fortunate!:)