As some of you know, from my last post, we had a guest here over the weekend. It was a short but sweet visit amounting to just under 24 hours.
Our guest was Kate from Chronicles of a Country Girl, a blogger I have long admired. I have always been drawn to Kate's beautiful images, but even more so to her kind, honest, and heartfelt approach to blogging.
I've only met one other blogger in real life (Connie), and I'm happy to say that both she and Kate are exactly the same in real life as they are on their blogs.
I am always a little nervous to meet new people, though you would never know it by how much I ramble on once I do, it's part of my nervousness I think. And though my rambling never really diminishes, I do settle in to a more comfortable pace once I get to know someone...it just takes a few meetings.
I think I worry whether I'm truly showing someone a good time, whether they are comfortable, and whether or not I'm conveying the southern style hospitality my mother instilled in me.
Though our dogs barked a lot, especially because there was a party going on across the street, and the weather didn't fully cooperate so that we could go kayaking, or even spend much time outside, Kate was a very gracious guest.
She gifted us with a lovely candle, bottle of chardonnay which we shared by a bonfire, and she was even thoughtful enough to bring Quinn and Misty Belle some yummy organic treats!...thank you again!
She easily conversed with our children, connected with our dogs and gave them lots of love, leaving us all sad to see her go when she left after breakfast on Sunday. The pups were a little put out that their new friend had disappeared so quickly.
Kate has a calm presence, an easy going manner, and an amazing outlook considering all she's been through in the past few weeks, months, and years. I'm so glad she took a chance and drove all that way to come see us, and we hope it will just be the first of many visits to come.
Thank you Kate, it was so wonderful to have you with us, if only for a short time!