Ragamuffin Gal

".. from my ragged heart to yours"

February 25, 2012

*~Wishes and Hopes ~*

Dream A little with me today...

A piece of earth
for home, hearth, peacemaking, merrymaking, and living.
A small cottage,
with enough land for a little rescue dog.

A small garage, room, workshop
for all of my whims and whimsey.

A sunroom bursting with light and
comfy seating,
Opening into an outdoor living area
complete with fire pit.

Hands that are skillful
creating something of value,

A heart and pocketbook
big enough to help, encourage,
 and bless others.

Feet that are swift to serve,
steady and able,
and allowed to go bare
or dressed in knitted socks,
or flip flops.

A working fireplace
to sit by and
rug hook, knit,
and read.
with a
curled up in
my lap.

laughter and deep thoughts
echoing through out
the spaces.

A big bath tub to
soak-away the daily toils and cares.

And always the love of past tender moments
and memories warming all who enter.

That is my wish
This is my hope of things to come,

I already have most of those
things ~ I am blessed beyond measure.
Thank you God!

It seems fitting that my first post after a very long absence should include thankfulness.  As I reflect upon my life at this moment in time, I cannot help but have a very thankful heart.  I am thankful for the grace that allows me to notice the good and forget the bad and still have room to dream just a little. I am thankful for my good blog friends who still remember me and continue to check in with me to make sure all is well.  Blessings to you all.


Joanna said...

So good to see you, Katie! Your post hits the nail right on the head. I, too, am fortunate in life for which I am truly grateful.


Yvonne said...

A Wonderful post!!!

Nancy said...

What a neat post on gratitude...I image if we all made a list like this of what we desire, we would find we already have most of it....

Thank you for sharing your heart....

summersundays-jw said...

Great post! I've missed you. Jan

Blessed Serendipity said...

How beautiful! Being thankful and listing blessings is always a good thing. Glad you are blogging again. I have missed your posts.


~*~Patty S said...

you were much missed but never forgotten dear Katie!

TheEccentricLady said...

Lovely post. I have not been here much lately either. I'm glad to be back and will be checking in with you. Have a great week.

Relyn said...

Best list EVER!! I love you, my friend.

Mrs. E said...

Yes, I think I want your list, too! What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

Beautiful, my dear.
You always help me remember what is really important.
Big hugs,

suziqu's thread works said...

Thank you Katie for sharing my own heartfelt sentiments here!
Love and blessings and many warm hugs to you!

Relyn said...

I have been missing you this spring break and was hoping to find you here. Love you sweet friend. Happy St. Patty's Day.

Jeanie said...

It's good to see you back -- though you posted this a month or so ago! I love posts about gratitude -- they always remind me of my own, which is great. Hugs!

Relyn said...

I miss you here in this place, friend.

Jeanie said...

So very glad to see you back, and I hope to see lots more of you -- you have indeed nailed what is important!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Thank you for sharing your list-- I have a few of the same things to be thankful for and needed the reminder!

Marva said...

Oh this sounds wonderful!!! Lovely photos!!!

Relyn said...

I miss you here.