Oh my oh my oh my… the loveliest of lovelies has done it again! If you haven’t met Lizzi over at Considerings, you haven’t been blessed with the sparkling goodness of a friendship topped with glitter and tiggerlicious love. Seriously. This precious blogging friend has blessed me in more ways than I can count. She dares me, prays for me, taunts me, challenges me, embraces me, cares for me, loves me, laughs at/with me, plays in the snow with me, has sleepovers with me, sometimes punches me when I tickle her, and simply honors who I am. And guess what? I’ve never met her in person. But we have grown a friendship that withstands the distance of two countries. One day I received a beautiful heart stopping comment on my blog. It was her. And from that one comment, a friendship was born.
This is the beauty and wonder of the internet.
Lizzi is one of many incredible people that have been placed in my life through this blogging gig, and I am profoundly touched and gifted by every person I have connected with through this ‘world of words’. I may never meet some if not most of these precious souls, but funny thing- I love them. They are all over the world and although we are all separated by miles and oceans and countries, the connection can be closer than someone sitting at your kitchen table every morning having coffee. Day after day, these friendships build into something spectacular. Something real.
Although we can’t physically hug each other, wipe away tears, hear each others laughter and walk hand in hand in this life we live together… we use words. And because most bloggers are wordsmiths- we can communicate our deepest thoughts, feelings, hardships, victories, and laughable moments with clarity and distinguishable presence. And quite frankly, we often get more real through our words than we ever do in ‘real life’. It’s inspiring, really. And I am infinitely blessed by every writer I have had the honor to know.
I have received some beautiful cards, one filled with a sparkly glitter bomb and another filled with a tiggerlicious cartoon. Both of which I saved and will have forever. They come straight to my doorstep delivered by the postal carrier from across the pond. And each time I open her gorgeous words and gifts, I am reminded how God takes care of us through friends. I know I am not the only one she has sent her glittery goodness to, there are probably oodles of others. This is just one part of her that is treasured and cherished by many. Today I received something more than a card. I could almost feel her… and as I squealed and laughed and sighed… she was right there with me.
Cassidy taped me, as I took the risk of opening this on camera. I promised Lizzi I would, so I am following through on my promise. I am still stirring with that giddy excitement of it all. What a way to end the day.
Oh dear Lizzi, you are truly one of a kind.