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When You Need The Very Best Valentine...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Questions I find myself asking today:
(...every day, if I'm being honest... Ann has this uncanny way of voicing my heart out loud)

"Why did you find my eyes and look straight and unashamed into me and what on earth could there have been about me in that moment that made you linger and come back again?"

"How did you see in me Ė what I still canít?"

"You took your life Ė and took a chance on me.... Thatís the miracle that rents the sky, that explodes a heart Ė that you chose me."

Every day as he gets up to go to work (most of the year in the dark)... every day before bed as he takes out the garbage (in particular the refuse my heart has accumulated that day)... every day as he pretends to not notice my sharp edges (and sometimes sharper words)... every day as he takes for truth my absent-minded smiles (fake it 'til you make it... all I have sometimes)... my husband tells me, "It doesnít matter who you are ó thereís not one of us that arenít damaged goods. I love you for all that you are."

...Every day my God does likewise, and so much more because, through the gift of my husband, and my friends, he heals me (children are another story some days, LOL... today is one of *THOSE* days... today mine reminds me at every turn just exactly how broken I am).

"You breathe different in a room when you know itís not about the good you can accomplish but about the grace you can accept."

"When we breathe in grace, we finally believe we can be real ó and only then can we begin to be changed."

(I have begun to be CHANGED... by the grace I can accept.)

My Valentine's gift to you:
Has Anyone Told You?

Holy splash of Time

May You Be Blessed


May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May you find peace within and all around you. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith and desire... a desire which even itself issues from God. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May you answer your call and use those gifts that you have received to pass on the love that has been given to you. May the presence of God settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love beyond your wildest imagination. May you be overwhelmed by the grace of God as it simply "overtakes" you moment by moment... rather than being overwhelmed by the cares of life!

"Happy Valentine's Day, dear SPARKlings!"
{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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