Sunday, April 4, 2010


Have I ever showed you this? My friend Sherry sent this to me a while back. She made this just for me. I keep it in my Bible. It means the world to me. I met Sherry by joining an "Annie" swap. I had never ever made one but I did it. The one she sent me was gorgeous. But from there we have a great friendship. I have received so many cards from my blogging friends. I remember when I first started blogging. I actually never thought about me blogging. But I had saw a blog and loved it. I called my Mom and asked her to start a blog so we could learn more about her and her family. She challenged me by saying, "I will if you will!!!" I took the challenge only to make her happy. I didn't think I had anything to say! (my hubby and best friend are laughing their heads off right now). Anyway, I never ever knew that I would meet so many blogging friends that have actually turned out to be great friends. You will never know what your love and support have meant to me. I may never meet you on this side of Heaven but if you get there before me, "wait for me". I hope and pray to be there. Thank you all for your friendship. I treasure it. There are no words to tell some of you how much you have encouraged me.

I found this poem in some of my papers. I love it. I thought I would share with you. I don't even know who wrote it but it is good.
Beautiful Christian Sister
When I say....'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin', I'm whispering 'I was lost , Now I'm found and forgiven.'
When I say...'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong. I'm professing that I'm weak and need HIS strength to carry on.
When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success. I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.
When I say...'I am a Christian' I 'm not claiming to be perfect, My flaws are far too visible but, God believes I am worth it.
When I say...'I am a Chistian' I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heart aches, so I call upon HIS name.
When I say...'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou, I'm just a simple sinner who received God's good grace, somehow!


webbsway said...

Aaah! Our dear Valerie,
Your beautiful spirit just inspires each of us! How lucky we all are to share this life with you!
Now, I just need to figure out how to fix the mail thingy in my blog??? Thank you for bringing it to my attention. :)
Easter Hugs!

Needled Mom said...

I agree, we are so blessed to have met you through blogging. I know that I had no idea of the wonderful NMIP (never met in person) friends that have become such an integral part of my everyday life. Who knew how we would support each other in prayer and words when we began this journey?

Peace and blessings this Easter season for you and your family.

Michelle said...

Sending hugs your way, my friend!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Valerie I feel the same way. I never thought about how many new friends I would meet through cyber space. It's been a beautiful experience and I am thankful to meet such lovely people like you.

Anonymous said...

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes! Even us cyber friends! :)

martha - caknitter said...

That's a nice poem. I really like what it says. Thank you for sharing it tonight.

africanaussie said...

What a wonderful poem, thanks for sharing. May you and your family have a very blessed Easter. It is truly wonderful to be able to gather such inspiration from all corners of the globe.

Allie said...

I can't imagine you not having something to say, lol - I'm so glad you started blogging, and that I found you! You're a sweet lovely spirit and dear to my heart.

Love the poem - how true it is!

Glenda said...

Your posts are always so sweet and from the heart. You inspire us all to be better people. It's a pleasure to know you!

Midlife Mom said...

Hi Val, I'm finally getting back to blogging and lots to catch up on with everyone. I have kept you in my prayers through my time away and will continue to do so. I feel so blessed to have met you and your family via cyberspace and feel like if we met in person we could sit down and talk for hours! We don't need to know what is going on, the Lord knows and honors our prayers without us even knowing what we are praying for. We just know that you are hurting and want to hurt to go away. We also know that God is control of each and every moment and has a plan for each one of us. Stay strong my friend with the strength only the Lord can give! xoxox

Amy said...

I am so glad to have met you too.

Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Oh, aren't these just beautiful! And I love love love the cross bookmark, it's so so sweet. Hang in there, Val. You have many friends and family who are lifting you up in prayer.

Alice Grace said...

What great friends we have made thru blogging! I have not been so good a blogger, but you are wonderful! I praise the Lord for the prayer support our family has had during this very difficult time in our family.