Back in August, I saw this button advertising a coffee mug swap for bloggers. I was so stoked (does anyone say 'stoked' anymore, besides me?)! I absolutely love snail mail for cards and letters, but packages are even better! I signed up with Dalayna from Pointing Up and waited to hear who I'd be matched up with.
The blogger I was assigned to was Brighton, from the fantastic blog Dear Brighton. I loved how simple, yet pretty, her blog was and thought her writing style was reflective of that. If you'd like to see the mug I got her, and read her reaction, you can visit her blog here.
Now, on to the mug I got...
Coming into this swap, I thought the best part of it would be to get a free coffee mug (because I love coffee mugs and I love making tea/cocoa/hot chai to drink out of them). However, I was wrong. The best thing to come out of this swap was "meeting" the amazing Marissa from The Modern Austen, and reading her timely words of encouragement that came along with the coffee mug she chose for me.
"When I joined the mug swap, I was thrilled to receive your name! Not only did I find a new blog to read, but I found you - a woman of true strength and character... Finding the perfect mug for you was difficult because I had very specific criteria in mind. I was inspired by your strength and joy in your post 'A tiny heart and answered prayers.' ...I have faith that God will work wonders for Isaiah. Always remember your heart is the strongest and most powerful gift we have received."Incredible, isn't she? If you don't agree just yet, then look at the perfect mug she picked for me!
It says, "Live well, Laugh often, and Love with all your heart." And heart, my dear readers, is exactly what Marissa has. So if you haven't already, please go check out her blog and show her some mega-love. She definitely deserves it!
Thank you to Pointing Up and Yellow Umbrella for hosting this great swap!