A little story about Flea Market Style magazine...
(used with permission and written by Misha of From My Front Porch in the Mountains)
"I have been waiting forever for this magazine. So many of my favorite mags went by the wayside in the last year. When I first heard about Flea Market Style,I began counting down the months until it would hit newstands.
I put their link on my blog roll
(Flea Market Style Mag blog)
I hung out there,
I drooled over the web pages,
I counted down the months...
And finally, the big month was here!
The release of Flea Market Style Mag
hit the news stands!!!
But, I couldn't find it :(
In this little mountain town there are not a lot of shopping options.
But, each time I had to venture into town,
I would scour every retailer in hopes of filling my heart
with glossy pages of glorious junk style!
And poor J.
You see, when I become obssessed with something,
I chat about it.
He had listened to me chat this for almost one year.
He loves thrifting as much as I do.
He loves doing allll those projects I pick out for us!
(at least I am pretty sure he does)
I would ask him if he was as excited as I was
new mag was waiting for us to find it!
I now was chatting about the magazine being
within my reach...
But, to no avail could it be found.
And then it happened.
I was driving home about to pass a little store I don't usually go into. I made a beeline for their parking lot.
I walked in with purpose in my stride. I went to the magazine aisle, just knowing once again I would leave in defeat. But there it was. One single copy on the top shelf. I hugged it. I told the clerk my little story
(chat, chat, chat!)
She smiled as I paid and I think she was glad to see me leave...I couldn't wait to exclaim to J,
"I found it!!!"
I smiled about it the whole way home.
Every day J leaves our home at 6:30am
to make his way into the Big City to attend school.
He always calls when he is on his way home to see if we need anything.
I had just walked in the door, when he called.
I could hardly contain myself, but I didn't squeak a word of my good fortune!
When he got home we chatted about my day, the horses, the dogs, the cats....
Since that is pretty much our life.
I asked him about school,
about the Big City drive,
and then he asked me to close my eyes.
And I knew....
I just knew that somewhere on his drive home from the Big City he had stopped to find the magazine.
He told me I could open my eyes, and there it was. Our second copy of Flea Market Style Mag!
Good Golly Miss Molly!
From not being able to find it anywhere to having two copies!
I hugged him.
And I kissed him.
And I thanked him for loving me so much that he would exit four
lanes of interstate traffic to make the search!
I then hid my copy.
Because it touched my heart so much that he went to that trouble,
I just didn't want him to know I had found it too :)
The next day I posted my Spring Giveaway.
I decided since I had two copies of the magazine it would be nice to share one.
On Saturday morning J was up at daylight as always.
It is his weekend time to drink a pot of coffee, and get caught up on email and the blog,
before we head to the barn.
When I emerged from slumberland, J was sitting on the couch reading the blog.
I said goodmorning. He said he was gonna kick my behind!
He started on a spiel about how he couldn't believe I would give away something I waited on for so long!
I went to the bedroom where I had hid my copy.
I showed it to him. I told him just how much it meant to me that he actually searched for the magazine.
Because it did.
I don't write often enough about my Love for this man.
Finding this magazine is just one of a million things like this that he does for me.
And to think it me years to see this before I said, Yes and married him!
The magazine in the giveaway is the one I bought.
The magazine that J bought for me will eventually get tucked away, in a big, old trunk where I keep all things precious to my heart. If anyone else were to search through the items in that old trunk I am sure they would wonder why some were in there.
But each thing has so meaning.
Like a magazine bought for me with pure, utter Love....
I hope you have this kind of Love in your life...."
(Misha's give-away is now over)