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Jun 15, 2014

we’ve been lonely too long.  

You’ve helped me reach what I thought I never could.  

Swirling angst welled up as December came to a close. 

Who knew that the words of resolution, “meet my love”, that I wrote would happen on the last day of that childish year?

So let me hold your hand and we’ll dance ‘round and around. 

You’ve allowed me to grow 

And bloom into someone I never thought I was capable of. 

Your dependency on HIm has directly blessed me.

Your faithfulness to Him has drawn me closer to you.

Your heart for service and reaching the unreached has got me excited for the future. 

Your spontaneity keeps me smiling and entertained.

Though I know you’re not perfect, I know that you’re perfect for me.

God made you for me. And I’ve finally found that puzzle piece.

Let’s continue to build that puzzle; one that creates an image of His kingdom. 

Everyday is a step closer to knowing you and with that, comes loving you more everyday and I thank God for that.  

My life without you has been a blessing filled with dreams, but after you have entered my life, my dreams have started to come true…The colors of flowers are brighter, my feet are lighter, the smell of a bakery is sweeter, and the sight of the ocean is shinier.  

I lean into you and you into me. I know there will be times when our shoulders rub, but I’ll never cease to be a complete support as we fall into each other’s arms.   

So we’re no longer lonely.  Forever yours, Abbie

May 15, 2014

Our War; my war. 

I can’t let it go.. the thing I hate 

What I hate most; 

I feel the warmth of it’s familiarity. 

My senses numbed; voices unheard. 

Dull; I feel alone.

Frozen; I accomplish nothing.

Paralyzed; I feel no pain. 

Not only pain, but happiness too. 

All I know is fear… the tight constriction in my lungs.

My war; I damn it everyday. 

It’s like we play. I’m over it, then I’m under it. 

Then I don’t know which way is up. Up becomes down.

Down is now up. or maybe sideways. 

I’m dizzy. 

Choir, lift me up; help me see more. 

Bigger, better, stronger; I know it’s out there. 

May 14, 2014

Like lullabies you are,
Forever in my mind.
I see you in all,
The pieces in my life.

May 11, 2014

Fast hit back into reality after a four month superficial high.  Has it all been superficial?  no. Has it been insensitive and flippant? I’d say so

Apr 22, 2014

I wouldn’t usually pick this song above others but I have a new appreciation for the song as well as the artist.  The end of the song, starting at 3:15 is a round between three parts.  At her concert, Christina Perri split the audience into three groups and basically conducted us all to sing our own parts for over five minutes. It was so powerful.  I have chills while listening to it even now.  I was truly inspired after going to her concert last weekend in Cincinnati at the Southgate House.  It made me want to be a music teacher even more. She was full of energy…and tats.  An engaging performer and her songs sound much better live.  I was also with a very special person which made for a cheesy romantic night; we embraced it. 

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February 21, 2014

Tell me this song does not completely suite the post-midnight storm weather this morning. Relief. On my walk to my 830 class, I didn’t care that my hair was blowing in my face or that I was slightly chilly from the gusts of refreshing wind.  With Josh Garrels playing in my ear, I thanked God for the melting snow and freezing wind carrying my every step with a weightless plunge forward. The rhythm suited its mood and the crisp mandolin floated atop the invisible wind.  And i was happy. A perfect way to start the day.