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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Your Presence is Invaluable

Today was beautiful.

We found an opportunity to sit,
To visit,
To catch up.
We don’t do it often,
And that’s okay.
Life happens.
We are busy.
We have families.
Daily chores.

Things to do.
And so many other people in our lives to make the time for.
We found the time for each other.
It was wonderful.
I walked away feeling happy.
That’s how ((you)) make me feel.
In case you didn’t know, that is how you make everyone feel.
Your personality shines.
I love you.

Our relationship has not been perfect. 
Life is not perfect. 
But oh, how I enjoy sharing our imperfections with each other.
I have a secret,
In my eyes,
You ARE magnificent.
Your imperfections make you unique.
Your struggles make you human.
Your ability to grow and persevere,
To take each day as it comes,
Makes you admirable.
Your heart makes you irreplaceable!

But, the best part,
Has always been,
Your presence.
Your presence is invaluable.
Perhaps our time together happens only a few times out of each year,
But that’s okay.
A few times is all it takes
To remind me
Just how special you are.
A few times is all it takes
To fill my heart up with enough love to last
Until we meet again!

Project 31 - A Letter to YOU

Today I am writing a letter to
YOU... friend
To the one who has been hurt
The one who is feeling
inadequate, incapable, fearful, and alone
The one who may feel like you are barely holding on
That nothing is as it seems
That your world is crashing down around you
I am writing to remind you
YOU are strong
Happiness is within your grasp
Hope is all you need
Just to Believe in Yourself
(1 Corinthians 1:24)
I promise that if you believe, everything else will follow
The ones that matter already believe in you
That you are loveable
That you are worthy
That you deserve the best
That you have a purpose
And that He has a plan
(Proverbs 16:9)
Ask for what you want
Ask for what you think you need
(Matthew 7:7)
Trust that His plans for you will be simply amazing!
You have a great big life ahead of you
Much to live for
Much to see
Much to enjoy
And happiness is just waiting for you to find it!
A big chunk of happiness is waiting for you
To scoop it up and put it in your cup!
He promises that your cup will overflow! 
You will get there...

~To that place~
Where nothing can shake your faith,
Because true contentment has found you
And the knowledge that even on the toughest days,
He is standing next to you!
(Deuteronomy 31:6)
You will understand that sometimes you will make choices that hurt you
And sometimes others will make choices that hurt you
And your life will change
But you will be okay
Because you have endured!
That life goes on!

That even with your faith,
You are going to have moments of weakness
And in those moments of weakness
You will find yourself weary, hurt and uncertain 
But that those moments pass
And one day,
You will look back on those moments of weakness
And realize just how small those moments were
And just how big YOU are!
(Philippians 4:13)