Sunday, March 30, 2008

For My Sisters

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.

6 comments:

Rachelle said...

When I look at you, I see everything the word friend represents and my heart swells with joy, to call you my friend.

MiPa said...

"When I look at you...I am proud to call you sister and certain there is a God."

This was beautiful. Bless you for sharing it with us!

Brenda said...

When I look at you I see true beauty...inside and out.

Anonymous said...

This made me imagine God saying these things. Seeing us very different from the image we may have.

Your gift is looking beyond, looking deeper, looking with your heart and the eyes of God.

Linda

Susan said...

Oh my, what a beautiful post!! Thanks Tami, you are so talented.

This is what I see each time I visit your blog:

"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."

Blessings♥

Kara Bird said...

When I look at you, I see an incredible woman after God's own heart. :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post friend. It was beautiful.