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Thank you, Annie.
I'm so glad this encouraged you, Alison. Isn't Rilke the best?
Thank you for letting me know it resonated, Hanna! You are indeed enough.
Love what you say about needing a witness to your life because that's it exactly.
Thank you for letting me know, Lisa!
I wish I could forget Phil. A week after my 17th birthday, I started working at a local pharmacy. A pharmacist and clerk covered the back of the store, while I ruled over the Lotto machine and front register. If I worked in the morning, I'd make popcorn, coffee, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Thank you, Rebekah. Glad it resonated with you.
I can relate to both of those things, Nicole. I don't believe a desire to be married precludes being a feminist, not in the least, but I can see why some feel that way. The last several years I've worked through my shame over being single and it's been so liberating to own who I am and this stage of my life. God doesn't waste anything and so I'm learning to live in to the tension between my present and my hoped-for-future.
There's always a temptation to caveat these pieces, as a way of holding off inane comments. But I've realized I'm not writing for those people. They can assume whatever they want about me. It won't stop me from writing honestly about whatever is on my heart. Thank you for your encouragement, friend! Appreciate you so much.
Thank you, Brenda! That means a lot.
Love what you tell your daughters! While I think it's wise to look at what our words and actions convey without us realizing it, I'm sure you're speaking life in to your daughters in and through a happy marriage. We all benefit from positive examples of marriage, whether or not our lives head in that direction.
So glad we're in this together, friend. Now hold me to it!
You always know just what to say, Diana. Thank you! xoxo
So glad you weighed in, Jen. It's good to hear from others who have walked this very road. I didn't take it as "smug married" feedback at all. :)
Thank you, Gbea.
Thanks for chiming in, Jenna! We most definitely need that sense of belonging and I firmly believe everyone benefits when singles are invited to be a part of someone's family or community. We have so much to learn from one another!
Yes, it's not everything but I feel in my bones that it's part of my current calling. Love you much.
Thank you for letting me know it resonated with you, Katie!
Thank you, friend.
She who reconciles the ill-matched threads of her life, and weaves them gratefully into a single cloth— it’s she who drives the loudmouths from the hall and clears it for a different celebration. -Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours, I, 17 About two years ago, Rilke's words became my guide.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Thanks, Erica!
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Mark, thank you so much for your generosity. It blows me away every time. The project went really well. We all had dinner together last night and they gave me the big update but are still waiting to get pictures from the project photographer. They're so encouraged by the past few days.
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I have absolutely loved this series, Megan. So proud of you.
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Thank you for linking to my Enneagram and Blogging series!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on hello monday | 115 at Embrace Life
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All you have to offer? Oh, friend. You've given us so much, even today. Proud of you for staying the course and praying about the weeds and the headaches and anything else that's too much right now. Love you muchly.
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