You ~ my blogging friends are more special to me than you will ever know.
I have gleened so much wisdom, joy and inspiration from your writings, creative work, family pictures and bumps along the way.
Though I have shared so many of the important parts of my life with you ~ it occured to me recently I havent shared the MOST important thing ~ My Daddy .
I have always known my precious Jesus.
I remember at age 4 ~ being the only person I knew who did not have a father.
Then my Sunday School teacher said God was my Father. That's it (!!!) I thought ~ everyone else has an earthly father but mine is God!
I spoke to Jesus always ~ but my fondest memories as a very young child are speaking to him in my Pop-Pop's garden and while swinging on my swing.
His voice is soft and true ~ as real as the ground below and the sky above.
Even at 51 ~ I know I am still His little girl!
In 1979 ~ I was at a Jimmy Swaggart Crusade in Greenville, SC.
My Mom's church was ushering and I attended with her.
I was living in Aspen,Colo. at the time and doing things I knew conflicted with my faith.
She said "Terri ~ say the first thing that comes to your mind."
It was this night that I learned about a new and powerful dimension of being my Father's child.
I have failed and fallen short countless times since then but He never leaves me ~ never walks away.
He will do the very same for you.
It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions ~
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Lamentation 3:22-24 (King James Version)