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.