#2,032 Newsletter Friends + Long Walk.

We had a really great meeting with our website developer today to talk more about the plans and specifics of the future for our little online shops (little being the operative word here—we’re starting very small because that feels right for now), and I’m seriously, really, touched by how many of you signed up for the newsletter yesterday and today. I saw you popping up in the server and reading each one of you by name made me smile and feel like—these are my friends. These are my people. Even if I’ve never met you before, the fact that you apparently have a heart for the same things we do—figuring out your faith every day, loving the person God made to be your spouse, making a house feel like a home, and fully appreciating small town living, means that if we did meet, we’d surely be friends. I’m an introvert. Did you know that already? I think the traumatic growing up years of being unaccepted by other kids my age has manifested in my adult feelings of minor anxiety when presented with too much social activity, though I’ve learned how to act like an extravert to keep up with Ben, so this quiet journal where I can say what feels like enough is a balm for me. And the fact that you care about it means you must care a little about me, which means… We’re friends, right?

Also, it cannot be overstated how much a long walk and talk with Ben in the night air can do for mental clarity. It cleans out the spam folder, so to speak, and I’m thankful for that every day.

Oh! I forgot to tell you! Ben made an instagram for Scotsman Co. If you want to see his musings and the beginnings of a fledgling micro-business, you can find him at @scotsman.co.


Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Daily Journal

8 thoughts on “#2,032 Newsletter Friends + Long Walk.

  1. Friends from afar! I'm as excited and happy for you (and all of your adventures) as I would be if you were my bestie that I have known all my life! Funny how the internet and social media can make us all feel so close with so much distance between us. 🙂

  2. My husband and I love keeping up with you and Ben through the things you post. We are both creative people, like you two, and it's fun to be inspired by your faith, projects, and the way you do life! 🙂 Internet friends!

  3. This may be one of the most "real" blog posts I have ever read. It spoke to my heart as I have a really cute, just-turned 14 year old son that I can only describe as the most sincere, laid back, tender-hearted, mild-mannered, smart, and respectful kids I have ever known…yet he feels some rejection by some his peers at his small private school in Raymond, MS. He plays sports, the whole 9, but he hasn't quite found his place yet. This post gives me hope and lessens my worry, that maybe, just maybe, he will grow up and be ok. Not only "ok," but successful, happy and more in love with Jesus than he ever imagined. The middle school and high school years are SO TOUGH, but also fleeting and my prayer is that he one day finds that girl that makes him feel as if life hadn't even begun until he met her….someone that compliments his personality the way Ben compliments yours. 🙂

    • Yes! He will find his people one of these days and everything will change. Don't worry! Thank you so much for the sweet remarks. Happy you're here, Jenny!

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