When I look at you...I see strength and tenacity, perseverance and promise. I pray you keep pressing on, for one day it will all make sense.
When I look at you...I see a tender spirit hidden by a capable exterior. Though many may not notice, your soft side is not lost on me, friend. I love it. Others will too.
When I look at you...my heart hurts with yours and I want to wrap you in my arms to protect you from Satan's blows.
When I look at you...I know gold can come out of the fire.
When I look at you...I am thankful for your smile of approval letting me know I'm on the right track. Your esteem encourages me more than you know.
When I look at you...I cherish your tears knowing they've been hard earned and marvel at God's sustenance to you. If I am ever in your shoes, I know who to emulate.
When I look at you...your dark eyes aren't afraid to meet mine and I feel loved, accepted and respected. I'm not sure you truly understand how much you have helped me, how much you mean to me.
When I look at you...I see a soul God uses mightily though you feel unworthy. Your past does not define who you are today. God knows your heart and has plans for you.
When I look at you...I see a woman who is more afraid to disobey than to leave her comfort zone. Your ability to push past the fear is a testament to us all.
When I look at you...I want to shake you until you believe the truth about yourself.
When I look at you...I know waiting on God is worth it and praise Him you were willing.
When I look at you...the pain is evident, but so is the transforming power of God. Don't mistake the hardship as judgment. Could it be discipline making you into something spectacular?
When I look at you...I face the future with hope, knowing there is beauty in maturing.
When I look at you...I admire your quiet strength, your ability to serve without being seen, your compassion for the suffering of others.
When I look at you...I am sorry for the pain I have caused and wish things were like they used to be when you trusted me. Do you know I pray for you and yours every day?
When I look at you...I am inspired by your determination for truth to prevail and your courage in pushing yourself to make it so.
When I look at you...I am proud to call you sister and certain there is a God.