Thursday, March 02, 2006

Well ... I started to comment several times on yesterday's blog, and had to stop each time because I was so flooded with much emotion. Your wonderful and supportive comments have caused me to shed my own share of tears this morning! (Although, I did finally manage some comments.)

First of all, I want to share something with you all ... I am so honored and inspired to be a part of a community of talented, and spiritual women ... all of you (okay, some men too). God has used each of you in so many different ways to cause me to think, pray, start a prayer journal, search scripture, be vulnerable, and grow. GROW! That is just amazing, considering that we have never met each other face to face.

I can't even begin to express the joy I feel in knowing that God is working through each one of us in so many different ways! I face a daily challenge to be open and honest on my blog, and because of that outlet, I have found myself opening up and witnessing to others around me more than I would normally have the courage to! And face it folks, winning others to Christ should be our goal, right?

When I first began toying with the idea to change my blog from one that belonged to the world of infertility (one that is so full of anger, bitterness, hurt, and fear) to this one ... I prayed that God would just have one ... one... person encourage me to do so. And... there was Shannon and Kim encouraging me to start fresh. How could I NOT? And that's when Kisses of Sunshine was born, and I can't even begin to tell you how blessed I have been because of it ... over, and over, and over again! And, nooo, silly one ... not because of my own writings (because I can barely cross my t's and dot my i's properly) ... but because of all of your loving, encouraging, and supportive comments.

So, my commitment to you is ... I will continue blogging about my silly, crazy, and mundane life -- and try to obey God when I hear Him prompting me on certain topics ... All I ask in return is ... that whenever any of you feel discouraged, or feel like you lack in support, jot me an email or drop me a comment letting me know you need extra prayers for the day! I hope you know that I'm here for you just like I know you're here for me.

And now, I leave you with a scripture that Kim shared with me on my old blog ... I just re-found it, and I love it so much, because it reminds me that not only will he carry me in his arms, but he will also lead me in every step of mothering... and I couldn’t ask for a better shepherd than God!

"He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in his arms; He will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young." (Isaiah 40:11)

P.S. - At this point, I can't even bring myself to publish the original post I had prepared last night for today... it is just so trite, silly, and goofy in the light of all your brilliant comments that touched me so! Maybe later on... Maybe.


Kim from Hiraeth said...

Aw, you've got me all teary again!

Lauren said...

You are so sweet, and I, like you, am so amazed at the REAL, ACTUAL friendship that I have formed through blogging. I count you as one of those close friends, regardless of whether we ever meet this side of heaven.

Carol said...

Okay. What they said. *sniff*

momrn2 said...

Well, what can I say? Ditto, ditto, ditto! I love coming to "your place"! Don't change a thing! :-)

Peach said...

You are such a sweet blessing in my otherwise ordinary hum-drum day. Keep it up, you precious bloggy friend.

Perri said...

Man - I have nothing mushy to say about you YET - maybe someday, in the meantime, I'm gonna be trying these cinnamon rolls.

Love the post. I could just imagine the preppy conversation.

Shannon from Rocks In My Dryer said...

Oh, that VERSE! The first time I heard it I cried. How precious.

GiBee, you're a blessing to all of us.