Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DAY 3..... MEETING BONITA AT THE BEACH

I was sooooo excited about this chance to meet Bonita, after being online friends for almost 2 years now, we could finally meet in person.  You see she has lived in North Dakota and moved to Flordia last fall which was perfect for me knowing our Disney trip would be happening this year. If she hadn't moved here we still wouldn't have met, thank you Bonita for moving and thank you GOD for making the timing work on this also. I was excited and nervous of course but as soon as we pulled in, all the nervousness was gone and my heart just filled up with JOY and LOVE for this awesome lady. She has such a huge heart for  everyone, looks out for her loved ones, brings strength and hope to others, she is a sweetheart. Her life has been hard and filled with heartaches but she keeps going, staying focused and postive and isn't afraid to be who she wants to be.
 
My husband said her house is filled with postive energy, he liked that. My girls want to move there and live there, they loved her house. It is the perfect beach house, filled with all beachy and pretty things. They went around touching and looking at everything, reading all her signs and loving her inspriation boards, even Renee got excited about her little rocks in the bathroom. I felt all this and more too, can't wait to go back and just sit and take it all in again. How awesome that she is right on the beach and windows that overlook at that beauty, we all felt relaxed and at home there.
 
Bonita and I met thru the Sept. 2011 30 days of Lists class, I loved her amazing and powerful collages/ lists from day one. She was so kind to reply back to my questions and help me learn more about collage/art/myself and to just jump in and do whatever makes ME happy. We have shared a lot of our life stories and cheered and prayed for one another, celebrated bdays, holidays, happy mail and more with each other. She also started doing Project Life and does some awesome pages!!
 
Bonita is married to a sweetie just like herself, Greg was so good to us, cooked a wonderful lunch and helped Sam dig in the sand with his tools. Greg, Sam enjoyed being with you so much, thanks for making it a great day for him. He still talks about it and insists he's coming back and wants to stay. They had a dream of living on the beach and worked hard to make it happen. I am proud of them both and have enjoyed reading and witnessing this dream happen. She knows that I and others want her to write a book on this, making your dreams happen and I want the first copy when it's printed!! They both give me hopes that dreams can happen and that you have to believe and stay postive.
 
Our day there was magical and just as fun as the Disney parks themselves. We talked, went and got some taffy, ate a yummy lunch, brought home lots of shells, borrowed Bonita bathing suit for Summer so she could swim, applied lots of suntan lotion but still got sunburned, ha! Felt the love and care of a wonderful couple who opened up their home, hearts to me and my family. I couldn't have asked for a better day except that it went by too fast and wanted to stay there. Oh and I can't forget about their cute dog Angel who was so good with the kids, helped us not miss Lucky so much that day. The kids would have kept her too, she is loving her new beach life also.
 
Thanks again Bonita and Greg for all you did for us, such a great memory we will have now from our Disney trip. So thankful to have you in my life and for meeting you finally. I'm sure we or at least I will be back for another (longer) visit. Enjoy your new gorgeous beach home and life.
 
You can visit Bonita's blog to see more of her house, beach, gorgeous pictures and more at http://www. bonitarose.com or click on my Bonita badge to the right of my blog.
 
Thanks again for reading my long Disney/beach posts and for your comments. Next up on our trip was our last day which was at Magic Kingdom. I will also be sharing another story after that about a little favorite place of ours there too, OLD TOWN and then pictures from our drive down adn back. Still working on PL and hoping to post them next week. Have some journaling to do on them first. Hope everyone has a great day!! HUGS!

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Dawn. I am so thrilled that you two had the chance to meet, and what a gorgeous part of the world she lives in!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan for the visit. It would be great to meet you one day too. She is soooo lucky to live here on the beach, it's gorgeous and peaceful!!

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  2. Beautiful post Dawn! I loved it and am so glad you & Bonuta were given the chance to finally meet in such a beautiful setting! How wonderful!! I am so envious that she lives right on a beach..when days are stressful here, a beach is my go to place in my mind as a place of calm..can't imagine the happiness you'd feel to wake up to that!
    Truly inspiring to work thru some hard times and still make your dreams come true. It's a great message for all!!
    I have enjoyed all your photos Dawn and can't wait to see them in your PL spread!!!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog again and leaving such a sweet comment!! There will be plenty more farming posts as we are just starting the season now so I hope you enjoy them! Also, tomorrow I have a PL spread post up! It's from Week 2 but hey, they're getting done!! Hope to see you there :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn, glad you enjoyed it. What a big change it would be for me to meet you on your farm one day. Would LOVE LOVE that! It is pretty peaceful at her home, I'm not a beachy girl but seeing hers makes me want it now.
      I can't wait to see your PL post, thanks for letting me know. Yes, keep the farm posts coming!!

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  3. Loved reading this.. and just so you know.. we want u or all of u to come back. We mean that. God didn't give us all this for ourselves.. we want to share it... we loved our time with you all. You have a most loving and wonderful family. We already love you all so much. xo

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    1. Thanks dear friend, you are a sweetie!! We loved it too, the kids really want to move there now. We will have to come back, going to fly next time though. Thanks for sharing it with family and friends!! HUGS!!xoxo

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  4. I forgot to mention ladies that I'm not a beach/water person. From the moment I saw Bonita's new home on her blog and read all the stories and saw the pictures I was hooked. It would be so awesome to live there and see that beautiful sky everyday. Maybe one day we will be neighbors.

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    1. maybe one day we will... I would love that!

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  5. What a beautiful photo's of a special day, it is so precious to have such a good friend!!

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  6. Awesome post Dawn. It is so nice to hear about your wonderful visit with Bonita. That beach looks so tempting. Do post your wonderful shell collection. I would love to see them.

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  7. Wow - beautiful pictures - how wonderful you finally got to meet and visit with Bonita - I sure envy her beach house - glad you got your dream visit - that will have to hold you off for awhile - lol - nice posting - love your stories - and the kids sure looked like they were having a blast!!

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  8. And Dawn, YOU have positive energy, too! I can't tell you what a joy it was to see your photos snd read your text here!! I am going to be smiling all day, my friend! Thank for sharing your joy and happiness with all of us!!

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  9. oh my goodness, Dawn!!!. You had more than amazing time meeting Bonita, I'm so happy that you finally met her :). So wonderful to live right next to the sea, heaven. Easy days, great food and lots of laughs & giggles. Beautiful post LOVE LOVE it. Wow, so fun to record these all in PL!!. HUGS.

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  10. Loved seeing the pictures and loved reading your post. What an amazing opportunity to meet up and I am so glad that it went well. I have my fingers crossed that we will be able to meet up.
    Love me :-)

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