Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have been away from my computer quite a bit lately, but I didn't want to miss the chance to come on here to wish you a nice Valentine's Day! Each one of you bring an extra measure of sunshine to my life and I really appreciate your friendships. That goes for those of you that I am blessed enough to see face to face on a regular basis, and for those of you whom I have yet to have coffee with (or chocolate....it's all good).
Some of you make me laugh, some of you challenge me to think, and some of you even gross me out, but hey, that's a quality I appreciate. ;) I have watched you make completely cute crafts, whip up insanely yummy looking food, and take a blob of material and turn it into something I wouldn't be embarrased to wear (or put on my children).
The one thing that I love across the board, though, is that all of you love your Father. I have watched some of you praise Him for all you're worth, and I have watched some of you struggle in a few of the harshest pits. I have watched while each of you minister to your families in the name of Jesus during the easy places, and I have watched as some of you have had to make some really agonizing decisions.
I am so grateful to have had this great big place opened up to me so that I could watch and learn and have the awesome privilege to pray for you even from miles and miles away. What a huge blessing each of you have been to me, and I am so very grateful to God for bringing me here.
Have a great Valentine's Day!


Emily said...

what a nice post! And you're right about all sorts of bloggers. I tend to like funny blogs, but I really dig the deep ones from time to time.

One thing is sure. I've grown closer to Him through blogging. I have really solidified some ideas on homeschooling and some ideas on marriage and family via blogs. How cool is that?

even cooler....it's free! What's free anymore. nuttin'.

javamamma said...

Have a Happy Valentines Day! Hope you have some time alone with your Love!

EEEEMommy said...

What a beautiful post! You are so sweet! :)
Happy Valentine's Day!

DonDee said...

That is a wonderful post. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :) Happy Valentine's Day to you, too. I am very blessed to count you as my friend!

Cindy said...

Right back at you, girl. I ADORE you and YOU have been such an incredible, wonderful blessing to me. You have helped me heal in some ways, grow in some. I'm so excited about our future vacation. :)

I can't wait to talk to you!! Loved hearing your "girl" and your accent today. :) Call when you can, or I'll email you a super long email. :)

wendy's world said...

Happy Valentine's Day Gayle!!!
Much Love to you and yours!:)

reformed grits said...

yeah I know you love me. Just give me a big ol hug sometime. and maybe buy me some starbucks. ;-)

Melkhi said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I love the pictures in your sidebar ~ what a beautiful family!

When I read your blog, I hear a lovely Southern accent in my head. :)

KarenW said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Caroline said...

How did I miss this blog?

I am very thankful to count you a dear friend! You are a great encouragement to me.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Anonymous said...

Whas up Gaylefriend, yeah, I know you love me!!! I love you and coffee and Olive Garden especially when its all together. It has been too, way too long since we got to hang out in person. My Kurtee gave me the go ahead to make an official getaway plan with you.....I am so EXCITED!!!!! Oh yeah, Happy Valentines Day back to you and give all your babies kisses and hugs from me and mine. Give Mark a wry grin and a totally platonic wink !!!!!!


Stacey said...

Gayle, this is a lovely post, thank you for putting a smile on my face. Isn't it amazing how blogfriends can touch our hearts like none other? I don't think it's so much anonymity as it is shedding any preconceived notions. I like that. xo