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!