I don't expect people that I know to read my blog.
I never did.
Actually, I never thought strangers would really read my blog.
I just wanted to write.
I realize that people have busy lives
and plenty of reading to ingest in the few hours they have for it
I also realize I'm not spilling any earth-shattering news.
It's a great tip to remember if you ever blog:
blog because you love it
and don't expect anybody to actually read it.
Then it's surprising
and a little humbling when people tell you they read your blog.
(Here's a framed picture I bought and wanted to redo for my house.)
I have a friend that I am fairly sure reads most of my blog.
She's an encourager.
She is the one who got me into my social computer life
and has encouraged me to write.
(Removing the back to repaint the frame.)
I met her at college; she was a roommate of my good friend.
In fact, she's in many of the pictures I wrote about my friend
She had the necessary responsibility of also becoming my good friend.
(Carefully lifting off and then preparing to paint the mat board.)
She was a bit on the quiet side,
gentle voice and a calm person;
however, her laugh was always ready.
I'd often find a note in my mailbox from her
or stuck to my dorm door,
a random gesture,
just to tell me she hoped I'd have a good day
often with a Bible verse written as well.
(I picked out some bees I liked from The Graphics Fairy Blog).
For some reason, one of the verses she wrote stuck in my mind.
I think she said it was one of her favorites.
(When I calligraphy, I like to type it out in the size I want to write
and line up the wording
so I get a general idea of how to space my lettering).
(Trying to determine which style of lettering I want to use.)
It has always reminded me of her
every time I've read it since
because the meaning of it defines her so perfectly.
Thanks, Jen, for being such a sweet friend.
I'll think of you as I hang my new picture on the wall.
You really need to come for a visit sometime soon!
Thank you also to you,
for reading my blog.
I am humbled with the honor that you do.