thank you, monday night small group, for always going deeper and sharing the heart stuff even when it's been hard. you are a picture to me of the body of Christ in action.
thank you, alyssa, for your intentionality and remembering things i say / things about me... when i told my mom how impressed i was with that she said, "that means she cares!" and she couldn't have been more right! you care and i am grateful.
thank you, zach, for the phone call! my buddy! so kind to want to know how i'm doing and even taking the time to pray for me on the phone... whaaaat!
thank you, ron, for being ron! haha! watching your joy and how you care so genuinely for everyone around is such a picture to me of the gentleness and delight of Christ... you don't live rushed but in peace... a fresh drink of water!
thank you, aft, for being the same always. you're like my sister! always my buddy and you make me feel like i'm funny (:
thank you, katie ruff, for being born! your life and your story of redemption are so worth celebrating. you're also one i feel most myself with and i love that! probably because people can just come as they are with you!
thank you, dad, for putting up with my impatience... you get the brunt of it and some of my most ugly sides, too, but you never lose it with me or make me feel like a disappointment. also, you love any kind of animal humor and i love that! (:
thank you, fridge full of food, and parents who pay for fridge full of food, because i get to eat the most wonderful meals! seriously, so lucky. i was pretty happy with the sandwich i made myself today (:
thank you, Bible, for instructing me, for being truth i can trust and hold on to, and for guiding me through all those questions and thoughts and frustrations i have with the world and what happens in it.
thank you, becca and sam, for getting married this saturday (!!!). for the love between you we get to celebrate with you and for the sweet reunions to come!
thank you, in advance, holland, for dancing with me to all those fun wedding songs at the weaver wedding ;)
thank you, Father... oh thank you, Father, for all of these things and so much more you lavish on me every day. for the sunshine (!!!), for delighting in me, for never leaving or giving up on me, for teaching me, being patient with me, for providing my needs, for my people, for your secure hope and trustworthiness. i am a grateful daughter.