Sunday, September 18, 2011

you're my girl

i mentor a young lady who battles anorexia. she comes to church with me these days, and as the pastor spoke about relationships today, i couldn't help but look to my right. she sat, cross-legged, sketching a tree in her journal. and i wrote for her:

red dress
white polka dots
and
elephant bracelet
you sit beside me
at church
and
i want to hug you
i want to ask you how you are, really
i want to take away your fear
i want to instill in you a hope that perseveres
i want
i want
i want
you're my girl
and
i love you, chick

and for these i am thankful:

336. quiet
337. unbroken by lauren hillenbrand
338. sweet potatoes from the garden
339. yellow flowers in brown bottles
340. husband. he knows me.
341. seeing sisters at soccer games and brother at football
342. pound cake. even if it falls apart.

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michelle for hear it on sunday, use it on monday

22 comments:

  1. So beautiful. It's wonderful how you love her Kendal. One day she will truly understand how your have given your heart. <3 It seems so appropriate she was drawing a tree for some reason. I also have no doubt...she knows YOU love HER.

    (I am about to start listening to Unbroken... it sounds fascinating...so glad you are enjoying it!)

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  2. Your heart is sweet and the fragrance is traveling through my computer. Such goodness. :)

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  3. there is just some upspoken connection when people have traveled a similar road. Others that have not can't "really" understand..
    how one is farther up ahead..one not quite as far and it is divine when their eyes meet. and the upspoken happens.
    beautiful
    xo

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  4. Yours is the sweetest of gifts. Your girl will always remember how you gave her this love when she needed it. Beautiful heart, yours.

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  5. What a lovely post--a beautiful reminder of the goodness of God's love and the goodness of getting to pass that love on to others. Mmmm...makes me feel good just to take in your words. Thank you for sharing them.

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  6. Wonderful post. I love #336 ~ quiet. Quiet moments are true blessings.
    Visiting from Ann's place...
    Have a blessed weekend...

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  7. I am so glad you are there for that young woman: to help her realize how beautiful she is in God's eyes, and in yours.

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  8. Beautiful gifts. Your girl is blessed to have you for the journey.

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  9. And I want to hug you because of how you love your girl.

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  10. i love it.. what a beatiful picture of love and mentorship. Thanks :-)

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  11. Everybody needs someone to say they're loving their girl. Beautiful.

    I just finished Unbroken today. A marvelous story!

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  12. oh the hope and yearning you have for this girl. makes me think how much He yearns for us...

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  13. I felt the tension here--the wanting to do something, the wanting to bring the healing, all while watching and waiting for the Great Physician. So thankful you are there with her, bearing witness to the reality that there is healing.

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  14. Hugging your sweet young friend with you. May God's love pour into her heart and allow her to see herself as He does.

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  15. She is blessed to have you in her world. Your encouragement and your prayers ...

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  16. oh, yes, I am praying strong and full prayers for her. The One who God sees and shows her through how YOU see. Sending you much, much love and His heart that knows no end...love your thanks, as always:}

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  17. Kendall:

    I am so glad I stopped by to read this. I have had you on my heart after reading the prayer request Jen sent. I am praying for both this girl and for you.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  18. This is a beautiful and creative post. I really enjoyed reading this!

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  19. You are so beautiful. Your heart precious. Someday your girl will say, "I'm really all right." Your heart does the reaching now, but hers will surprise you someday.

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