Friday, May 26, 2017

Those Little Visits

Since I quit teaching this year to stay home and keep my granddaughter, I find that visits from friends are the most wonderful things in my little world. I have a friend who faithfully visits me on Thursday afternoons and I seriously doubt I'd make it through the week without her visits. I a few other friends with whom I visit every chance we get which isn't very often because of their work schedules and life in general but all visits from friends are treasured no matter how long or short or frequency. I also visit with a friend every morning via text message and I am sure those little visits get me through my days as well. I also visit with my dad via text messages and phone calls daily and visit the same way with Nashville daughter and there are the texts and pop in visits from teacher daughter. And I don't dare leave out those blogging friends whose visits I cherish as well.

Visits do not have to be in person. In my mind reaching out and connecting is a visit. The whole purpose of a visit, for me, is the connection regardless of how or how long. I find a bit of rejuvenation in these visits. I am energized and don a smile. The connections I make with friends and family are vital to my daily life. I honestly don't know how I would get through each day without these connections and I know these visits are not by chance. Just as these people are not put in my path by chance.

I feel quite fortunate to have such wonderful, caring, supportive, and encouraging people in my life. Yes, I can actually list these people. They are incredibly important to me. Our visits bring us closer and closer together as we learn more about one another and love each other anyway. 😉  Sharing laughter, dreams, hopes, fears, life through visits with each of these people is one of the dearest and most cherished blessings in my life and I am indeed deeply grateful for each of them.



This post is linked to Five Minute Friday where we write for five minutes about the prompt without stopping.

The prompt this week is VISIT.






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30 comments:

  1. Stopping by from FMF, and I quite agree...visits are rejuvenating. They always lift my spirit, and I am thankful for friends and family who take time to connect. You are blessed to have many in your life who do the same.

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    1. Don't they, though? Every visit no matter the length is precious for sure and they do make me feel blessed. Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. It is nice to have visits from you. I have been so lax about getting online.
    I love to read about what is going on in your life.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

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    1. I enjoy visiting with you, too. On your blog and our emails! Maybe one day we'll get to visit in person. :) Thank you!

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  3. I can relate to your post. I have a 19 month old graddaughter. I love her visits. She seems to grow and learn more each day. I see her at least twice a week and Gi Gis's house as she now calls me. We are blessed, aren't we. Enjoy your retirement.

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    1. We sure are blessed! There's nothing more precious than a grand baby! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Love this Post! Love our visits via FB and blogging! (I need to get laptop fixed to get back to blogging). Happy Weekend! Hugs to you and yours! Kiss sweet Miss M for me! ��

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    1. Thank you so much! I do, too! We have got to get together at some point. We aren't that far away from one another. Wonder where halfway is? I find out! :) I'll give Marcy a kiss from you! Hugs to you and your sweet family, too!

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  5. What a blessing to be able to watch your grand baby. I am sure that you are cherishing every minute! :-)

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    1. Oh goodness, YES! It truly is and I am cherishing every minute for sure. She's the sweetest little thing! :) Thank you!

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  6. I enjoyed your post so much and I love being your Thursday visitor. I love sharing being an empty nester and retiree with you. Debbie

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    1. Aw, you read it! I love that you come visit on Thursdays! It's my favorite day of the week because of it. :) See you next week! :)

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  7. I will admit the social part of work and occasional after work get-togethers are missed after you stop working a regular job.

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    1. I agree. I miss the teachers at school even though I am connected via social media with them and do see them out from time to time. It's just not the same as seeing them everyday at school, though.

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  8. Even with a darling little one keeping you company each and every day, there's something about that need to know that you're not the only adult on the planet! Glad to hear you've got good friends to support and encourage you. xo

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    1. Exactly! I needed that when the lovelies were coming along, too. Support and encouragement are two necessities of life. :)

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  9. I love your Five Minute Friday post. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

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    1. Thank you for commenting and sharing!

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  10. I love visiting virtually with my blogging friends and I have a 'date' each week with my darling 3 year old grandson. Connections are so important aren't they? It is great to have you link up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and hope to see you next time. I've shared on social media.

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    1. Connections are important for sure. I never realized how many friends I would discover all over the world when I started blogging. It's been fantastic. Thank you!

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  11. I love visiting with my friends and family via text messages and social media as well. It's a great way to stay in the loop and informed on what family and friends are doing. It is so important. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

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    1. It is a great way to stay in the loop and I think we do a much better job of this these days thanks to technology. Thank you!

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  12. I have dinner with my sisters every Thursday evening. It's the highlight of my week! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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    1. What a nice thing to look forward to each week. Thank you for commenting!

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  13. I've lost connections from my co-workers since I no longer work, having an illness such as I have also seems to cause people to slowly limit their visits. That's why I enjoy the friendships I've made online, puts a smile on my face when I think of some of them...and YOU are one of them :) Thanks Pam for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

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    1. Awww, you are too sweet! I value my online friendships, too and am so grateful to you for providing us with opportunities to grow our friendships! Thank you for all you do!

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  14. I love your statement, "our visits bring us closer together and we love each other anyway". That's friendship! Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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    1. Hahaha! Isn't it, though? Thank you!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! It makes me feel connected to everyone even though we may live far apart! Have a wonderful day!

 
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