Monday, November 30, 2009

The Rich Tapestry of my Life

My life is a rich tapestry of others lives that have formed mine. I am sitting in the living room of the friends I blogged about yesterday who have been either in the forefront or the background of my life for almost 25 years. They are faithful committed friends who have amazed me with their graciousness over the years. They are patient, committed parents, loving nurturing grandparents, and have blessed people in their church for years. They have been "pillars of the assembly" who have been key church members for most of their lives, providing stable consistent leadership year after year. Having them part of my life makes me a better person and always has.

Last night Bart joined me and brought Wilson and Jimmy. I gave a presentation at my former church and was thrilled to find that many of the people I had known twenty plus years ago have become foster and/or adoptive parents. It was really fun to reconnect with them, meet some of their kids, and talk about how God had brought us down similar paths. Again I was reacquainted with those who make up the tapestry of my life.

I have had the privilege of having lengthy conversations with some of my children this weekend and am reminded of how much they have formed who I am. The tapestry of my life has threads that are unique and unexpected, and yet it makes it more beautiful.

I am realizing how blessed I am today to have such an array of amazing people in my world both in the past and today. They have made me who I am. I am forever grateful.

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