I look forward to sharing some stories with you about the trip. I think the only way I can share this experience with you is through stories. Bear with me as I sort through my thoughts. It might take awhile. =) I'll share a little on the way.
I just want to say thank you to all of you who read. You keep me going. Knowing that you are there, that you are reading, that you care enough to come back and read my thoughts helps me get through my day sometimes. Having you read has given my thoughts a voice. For years and years I was the quiet and compliant one, keeping my thoughts to myself, not wanting to cause disagreements. But this little place has helped give me the boldness for Christ. To share my thoughts has made me feel more comfortable to share my thoughts in a public forum such as women's bible studies and in my circle of friends. I have so many of you to thank. Thank you for supporting and encouraging me in this simple place. Thank you for commenting on my thoughts. For letting me know I am not alone. For emailing me your struggles. For emailing me your encouragement. My favorite part of blogging has been the connections I've made. While it certainly doesn't substitute for real, face-to-face interaction (and that is always my choice), the soul connections I've made online have been incredible. The virtual world is crazy, messed-up, overwhelming, and scary. But it is also real. It is real women sharing their real hearts and getting beyond the chit-chat to what really matters.
Many of you are my friends in real life. I thank you for supporting me! I thank you for reading! It brings me great joy when you comment to me in person what I have written about. If you read, comment. Otherwise I feel like I'm throwing precious thoughts out there to nowhere land. =)
I have been blogging since 2006. In blog years, that is a long time. Longer than most. I started blogging when people had no idea what a blog was. It was just a way for my thoughts to get their voice. I am thankful for this place. And thankful for you. Thankful I can share my stories with you all, thankful we are all on this journey together. Thankful we can lift each other up with truth. I sincerely love each and every one of you and think you all are the most wonderful people God has created. Love your Lord, love your husband, love your children. And let's keep on, sisters!
"Because the voice of a fellow-traveller always stimulates his brother-pilgrim, what one finds and speaks of and rejoices over, sets the other upon determining to find too. God has been very good to you, as well as to me, but we ought to whisper to each other now and then, 'Go on, step faster, step surer, lay hold on the Rock of Ages with both hands.' You never need be afraid to speak such words to me. I want to be pushed on, and pulled on and coaxed on."
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