Dear Bloggy Friends,
I’m feeling the need to share from my heart with you tonight. Your comments the past few days have touched me deeply. Actually, your comments from the past few months have touched me deeply.
Your love humbles me. Your prayers strengthen me. Your friendship encourages me.
Lately I have been so sad. So sad that I do not know each and every one who leaves a kind word here. I am sad I do not know your header, your children, your favorite things or where you live. I wish I did. I wish I could.
I am sad I do not have enough hours in the day to visit all of your blogs, email you all personally, find you all on Facebook. That makes me sad.
Please do not stop coming here during this time. I need your comments. I need your friendship. I need your encouragement. Mostly, I need your prayers.
I know that one day this will all be behind me. I will have fought cancer. And won. I will have moved. And settled. One day I will visit your blogs. And I will encourage you as you have me.
For now, know you are loved, cherished and prayed for as I read each comment, many of them bringing me to tears.
Tonight, if you are battling cancer, disease, struggles or uncertainty of your own, leave me a comment. I will pray. I want so badly to be the blessing you’ve been to me. I know you have your own struggles and I want to be a part of your miracles as you are a part of mine. When you share your own victory story, I want to stand and say that I helped usher in your miracle through prayer.
I pray each of you knows how special you are. When something is extra special, I keep it. I have a box with comments, emails, cards and notes that you have written me. It is filled to overflowing with your love. I will treasure it for many years to come as I can open it and smell the fragrance of Christ. You all have been not only healing balm to my battered and bruised body and soul, you have been the words of Jesus to my heart.
Be blessed and don’t forget to leave a prayer request. I have so much to share with you. I have news of Friday's appointment, the weekend's retreat, the ending of the safari, the packing ahead of me and the glory that He has revealed. But for now, let’s turn our glad chatter to the One who makes us glad.
Much love and many prayers,
xoxo"Because of Christ, we give off a sweet scent rising to God, which is recognized by those on the way of salvation—an aroma redolent with life." 1 Corinthians 2:15