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Saturday, February 4, 2012


sis·ter·hood ~  first known use of Sisterhood 14th century

Definition of SISTERHOOD
a : the state of being a sisterb : sisterly relationship
: a community or society of sistersespecially : a society of women in a religious order
: the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns
To me Sisterhood is any group of women who desire to make a difference and make the world a better place. I am thrilled to be part of Blogging Sisters, found by Mary of Hope-Filled Living.    Participants commit to a year of keeping their Blogging Sister in their prayers and let them know they are thought of throughout the year with notes, cards and leaving positive, encouraging messages on their blog (if they have one). Mary, being the creative soul she is, added a little twist ~ You see, each participant knows who the Blogging Sister is that they have committed to BUT the fun part is ~ You do not know who your own Blogging Sister is, Mary will reveal her identity at the end of the year. 
From the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
This week I received my first surprise from my Blogging Sister. No return address, to help identity her she may be (she is sticky to the rules ... and for that I already love her!!) Though the stamp and it's origin reveals a little. I'm going to refrain from any detective work, that may  indicate whom she is. After all I want to have a surprise at the end of the year too! When Mary does the reveal. So if you don't mind, since I'm not able to send a proper Thank You note ~ I will be posting my Thank You here.
Dearest Blogging Sister:
Your wonderful surprise arrived in perfect timing. It has been a bit of a challenging week, and when Mr. G announced a large envelope had arrived ~ I had no idea, it would be from you. The moment I opened it ... a smile appeared across my face. Not only for your sweet card, but the thoughtful additions. You did some homework :) ...
Inside the envelope ...

This pen with it's butterflies ... to me [butterflies] signify strength, faith and transition. The butterfly goes through so many changes in such a short time in its life. Emerging as one of God's creatures that gives so much back to the world with its presence. I hope   KNOW, that one day I too will emerge from this detour in life and be a helping presence to others. Dearest Blogging Sister that you chose a Butterfly pen ... is most priceless to me. I feel like the Angels are speaking and saying ... "Yes you will emerge! and you will write!"

I will be using my pen each evening as I update my prayer book with people I ask God and his Angels to look after. And evening I know that someone is saying a prayer for me ~ just by looking at my pen. What a wonderful end to a day, before drifting off to sleep.

How, beautiful is this scarf! 
It is light and warm ...
 on cold days I can wrap it around my neck. The colours are perfect! 

It will be one that I can wear year round!

Thank you for your thoughtfulness... Hugs, Celia. 


  1. Dearest Celia,

    What a lovely set of gifts from your blogging sister! Butterflies are a perfect example of the different stages in life before at the end the remarkable butterfly does emerge.
    The shawl is a very special one as it wraps around you and can hold layers of air for warming you.
    Lots of love to you dear friend and have a great weekend; stay warm and cozy!


  2. Lucky you. Isn't having a secret friend fun? Have a good weekend.

  3. Celia I adore your scarf it is perfectly lovely!!

    Art by Karena

  4. I think it is wonderful to belong to such a great group! What a nice surprise for you! The pen is lovely and the scarf adorable! It should be fun to find out at the end of the year who your "sister" is.


  5. How wonderful to read this post. A great reminder that kindness still exists ;-)
    Have a lovely weekend Sweets xx

  6. That is beautiful! What a lovely surprise and a sweet gesture. I wonder if I know who it is....hmmm

  7. Ahh, sisterhood.


    I tagged you in my tag! Please,, Would you do me the honor of doing the tag!?


    Happy Saturday!

  8. Celia, you received the ideal gift, with its message of butterflies and positive changes ahead.

  9. Celia,
    What a beautiful post! What a blessing you must have felt when you received your package. The scarf is lovely. I will message you privately, but hope you are doing well.

  10. Aw, Celia! This is so beautiful. YOU are beautiful, much like a butterfly!! :) Blogging sisters - how precious - how sweet and how special.

    Happy Saturday my dear friend!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  11. That is a good thing you are doing. Brings so many friend together where you could not otherwise. I have two real sisters that we share a lot of love.


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