Friendship and Beauty .

Recently, God brought a new friend into my life and I am so grateful for her eager friendship, her joyfulness, and her love for others. Joy and love for others are areas that I feel the need to grow in, in my own life. Backing up a bit, several months ago, my husband and I were made aware of a woman who was fighting cancer. Her pastor had recently befriended my husband and we soon found ourselves following Amanda's written account of her journey and praying for her and her husband. 

A couple of months ago, Amanda passed into life everlasting with Jesus. And about that same time, I was introduced to Sarah. We felt like we knew each other from somewhere but couldn't quite place where. We finally figured out that we had seen each other at a concert of a mutual friend the summer before. 

Tonight, I came across the video above. Sarah is the second woman getting her head shaved in the video and Amanda, who is now with Jesus, is the third. I cried watching this, for many reasons. I'm praying tonight for Amanda's widow. And I'm thanking God for bringing the gift of Sarah's friendship into my life. 

I'm posting this because so many of you have been sacrificial friends to me over the years. Not that I've faced cancer or that you've needed to shave your head to support me. But you've been there. Even today, as I texted a complete epistle to one of you, I sat for a while thinking how thankful I am for the different life-giving friends God has brought into my life over the years and how sad I am that I haven't kept up with those friendships as much as I would like. 

One of my dreams for  2 0 1 5  is to reconnect and to also keep pursuing new friendships. This video makes me thankful, again, for past and present friends. Love to you wherever this little blog post finds you today......


  1. i LOVE your dream for this year. so so worthwhile and good.

    1. Nicole,

      It's a pretty lofty one. I'm praying I can truly work towards it! ; )
      p.s. Email coming your way by the weekend!

  2. I was JUST thinking we need to be RL friends. I mean, just look at our kids! This story moved me ❤️

    1. I know, right! I'd love the opportunity to meet you!
      p.s. I thought of you when I came across this story!

  3. Just found your site. Love your photography! Thank you for sharing you stories..

    1. Absolutely! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello....

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