Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Thanks

Crisp morning. Cool wind. Soft sunshine. The last pink trumpet blooms clinging to their vine outside the old barn. I live for mornings like this one.

I could never properly thank you all for the encouraging comments, kind emails, and generous donations that have blown in since last night. It makes me feel... well, it makes me feel as if I'm not so alone in this big undertaking. As if there is, really, a community of us here. A camaraderie of hundreds and hundreds that share the same hopes and see the same dreams. It's as if we walk together. Like Peter Abrahams said: "You can't walk alone. Many have given the illusion, but none have really walked alone. Man is not made that way."

I'm glad God didn't make us that way, and I'm glad you are here. This place - with all its pink blossom goodness - still wouldn't be the same without you, and I'd probably have given up by now were it not for you....

So thanks. I guess that's all I wanted to say today. Thanks. -Brin

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

Hi Brin -
If we all encourage you and even help you follow your dream, won't we benefit, too? When your wonderful place is finished we can take turns coming to stay in your B&B and reap the benefits of having a friend who shared her dream with us along the way. We are so blessed to walk that path with you.
~Adrienne~

Tina said...

Hello Brin-I just discovered your blog and spent the last two days reading it from the beginning! WOW! You are such an inspiration! When I was in my 20's I would never have had the faith to do the amazing things you have done. You should be so proud of yourself!!! I hope you never give up your writing on this blog because I want you to know that it is such a gift and I am so glad to be one of the recipients!! I wish we were neighbors!

thedomesticfringe said...

I'm so happy things are looking brighter for you. I wish I were close by so I could see your beautiful home in person. Love your pictures.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Brin, I tried to donate but it wouldn't let me, I know I have a little left in my account but maybe I'll just a pop a few bucks in the mail? I agree with Adrienne, you walk, we follow, all are blessed!

debbie bailey said...

Hey Brin,

I have one of those flowers only mine is yellow. It sure is an odd things. My bush is about six feet high.

Sunny said...

Brin, where did you come from? You are such a breath of fresh air. I just found you blog, and it's like coming home. It is such a peaceful place. Thank you for sharing it with me. It's nice to escape my chaotic life for a few minutes and relax with you at Freeman House.