Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Admire You

I see this in every blog friend I've made. You ALL fall into my "people I admire". As I wrote this, I realized that I know and see so many of these qualities in all of you and for you, my friends, I've written this.

I admire you because you held your dad's hands last night as he was welcomed into heaven. You were strong enough to face death of someone you loved so deeply and still have the courage to wake up and face another day.

I admire you because you have the courage to be a missionary, raising your family to serve others and love them, and give your all for the sake of the Call.

I admire you in the midst of your chronic pain suffering, that you find time to think of others and to put others needs before your own.

I admire you because you have the gift of stretching a budget, clipping coupons, cooking food to last the whole week and still find time for YOU.

I admire you because even after the loss of your hair as a result of chemotherapy, your smile radiates the whole room and people are drawn to your beauty.

I admire you because the callouses, sore knees and hands don't prevent you from working side by side with your husband, working your farm together.

I admire you because you speak the truth in love and it never is ignored.

I admire you because you can taste and add ingredients without following a recipe and come up with a masterpiece.

I admire you because you are strong enough to stand up against abuse and win.

I admire you because you choose your fashions and style based on being yourself and not someone else.

I admire you because you have a gift with words that creates a visual imagery that is just as real as being there.

I admire you because you laugh heartily, without hesitance over things that bring you joy.

I admire you because you can juggle the checkbook, 5 kids, one husband and still meet the needs of those around you.

I admire you because your talent is awe worthy yet, you are humble and unaware.

I admire you because the words you write are words that cause me to shake my head, to dance a little inside and to applaud each time I am embraced by your words.

I admire all of you for your strength...your faith...your outlook on life....forgiving hearts...creative spirits.....I admire you!!

Announcing the winner of the Sex Love and Liberation prize package..........

Thank you all for your comments. I realize that sex isn't the most comfortable topic to discuss so I appreciate all of your inputs.

Dawna...please email me with your contact information so that I can make sure to get the digital book and other goodies out to you.


Dawna said...

Truly, amazing words!!
and.. yayyyyyyyyy!!!!! i'm soo happy and excited, thank you soo much, can't wait to read your daughters wisdom!!xx

Mari said...

She sounds like an amazing woman! Congrats to Dawna.

Brian Miller said...

this def sounds like a pretty incredible person....

Formerly known as Frau said...

Beautiful post today....amazing person or persons one for us all to admire. Have a great day!

Leslie Payne said...

I wish I could give you a hug.
Thank you for this beautiful post. I needed this today more than you could know. But He did.

Deidra said...

You know we admire you too, right? For so many reasons!

Congratulations to Dawna!

Sweet Tea said...

That was beautiful and needs to be published. I'd love to have a copy framed and on my wall and I'd bet there are others who feel the same. Girl, you "got the gift". Love your words!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo...congratulations to that lucky Dawna!!!

Your pretty darn amazin' yourself sweetie!!!

God bless and have a magnificent day!!! :o)

Anita said...

Before I started blogging, I never would have imagined knowing and caring about all the people you mentioned, which includes you, too. :)

Such a precious gift we all have.

Linda Myers said...

What a beautiful post for our blogging community! Thank you.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

This is one of my favorite posts ever. I often think about my fellow bloggers and the roads they travel. It's very uplifting for me.

Veronica Lee said...

Congrats to Dawn!

You're awesome too,Simone!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful! ((HUGS))

Jill said...

Congratulations Dawna!

Beautiful post, lovely words for all


Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Simone, What a beautiful and heart-felt post. It really touched my heart to know the deep connections made with other bloggers.
We admire you too!
xo jj

Xmas Dolly said...

Hi! I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello to only remind me that I need to visit more of my friends. How have you been Girlfriend!? What a lovely Post, and it really makes you think, and you are so so right about our Blogger community. There are many strong woman out there! Congrats to your daughter on writing her book. That alone takes a lot of courage, and personally I think she takes after mama! Have a great day!

blueviolet said...

That was so beautiful to read each of those lines. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Buckeroomama said...

I admire your generous heart and your ability to see admirable traits in every body. :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this morning. You have such a gorgeous gift of writing. You truly touched my very heart and soul.

Hope you have a beautiful day sweet friend. SO happy to be back and blogging again. I have missed it SO much.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Beautiful post, Simone! XOXO

Annesphamily said...

Beautiful encouraging words. I am so happy I know you. You make my blog life smile!


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