Celebrating all that has blossomed in my life, including you dear friends.
Introducing myself for the first time you came to encourage me in this new adventure. Imagine a year that I began as a missionary mommy serving as a family in Costa Rica. A life that I never expected to change. You walked and hugged alongside of me as I said goodbye to a country I loved to follow the Lord's leading, to a country I never thought I would return.
You rejoiced with me as we watched Him provide beyond our wildest dreams, laying down mine to pick up His. You whispered sweetness as I humbly entered into a time of refinement and silent reflection. You listened as I learned to dance on my Daddy's toes and journey into intimacy with my Abba.
Today I simply want to say thank you. I never quite envisioned this year unfolding into a cactus blossom in the Arizonan desert. I can only imagine what goodness awaits me this year.
Every celebration deserves a little party. Wouldn't it be wonderful to meet together and share our stories? I do love to give hugs. Today, would you take a moment to introduce yourself (as of course, friends you are the honored guests) and share something that YOU are celebrating this year. (and maybe something that you are wearing to the party:)