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Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for You




On the surface this seems redundant after W is forWomen.  However, if women are the forest, you are the trees - each singular, fabulous, intriguing YOU!

As we comment, tweet, chat, or even talk over cooling cups of our favorite drinks I am getting to know YOU better.  That, my friend, is PURE JOY!  Where the DNA can no longer determine who I am, you step in.  You become the paint, the veneer, the dressing of my life.

My eyes open wider as I learn to see through your eyes by the words that you share.  Your tears water my soul and grow tender shoots of understanding that are fresh and often painful. I grow because you offer up yourselves as nourishment to a hungry heart.

My secret hope is that I do the same for you.

Thank you for being you and being here with me.

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 1:3-6


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13 comments:

  1. Oh, sweet sister! This is one of your most beautifully written posts. Just lovely! And just so you know, you have encouraged me to grow in so many different ways- through your friendship, your generosity, your creativity, your passion for life and others, your love for Jesus, and your bravery in pursuing dreams! I love YOU! :)

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    1. Okay, now your words are making me teary. You have all those qualities and share them so freely with us all. I think you are actually seeing a reflection. :)

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  2. You are able to express yourself so beautifully!! It's been a pleasure to find your blog and get to know you a little during this challenge, and I intend to keep on visiting also after April is over. Thanks for your many nice and encouraging comments over on my site!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much. Getting to know you a little better and listening to your music has truly been the hidden gem in this challenge. I promise that I will NOT be posting 6 or 7 times a week on a regular basis. Even I don't want to hear myself that much. :)

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    2. Well, I wouldn't mind! I like blogs with frequent updates :)

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  3. Dear Amy,
    I have missed you and like you, I do enJOY getting to know others as I read their words. How was your (in)RL get together. I went to my first one at Jennifer Camp's lovely home, and I met two new bloggers :) Blessings on this Monday :)

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    1. It was lovely! We had about 40 people I think. I didn't realize you two lived so close together. I threatened to crash hers, if I had been in the area. Seeing you would've been an extra treat. I got to know two girls that are twins. One is also a fellow (in)Courager. Love seeing what comes out of these meetups - and blogs. ;)

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  4. Hi Amy. I feel the same way. This A to Z challenge has been a treasure of "you"s to meet and get to know. What a blessing it has been. Thanks for your beautiful words. God bless, Maria at Delight Directed Living

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    1. Thanks. I didn't get to nearly as many other blogs as i had hoped, but did find a few really great ones - a big part of the fun.

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