Y’all, I am so excited to share with you one of my most precious blogging friends, Katie Reid. I introduced you to her back in the Fall when we met in real life. We met through the Five Minute Friday Community. She has been one of my biggest online cheerleaders. Katie has helped me get over a lot of my insecurities of writing by inviting me to guest blog on two of her blog series. I honestly don’t think I would still be here without her encouragement!
One of the unexpected joys of blogging has been the online friendships I have developed! It is so neat to be a part of an online community of writers who all strive to glorify the Father through their writing. One of my peers, Katie Reid, was the first to make me feel like I belonged. We meet through Five Minute Friday. She sought me out through Twitter to be apart of her Psalms Series last spring and then again on her Open Hearts Series. She helped me find my confidence as a blogger.
As I continue on my #52lattes journey, let me introduce to you to gals I do life with. There are actually about 12 of us who meet faithfully every Thursday night to encourage each other and to dive into the word. We try to find time throughout the week to touch base with each other. It is a beautiful thing to see all the relationships built within our group.
So I am starting out on my grand adventure of #52lattes. It is a journey of sharing my life and learning from others one cup at a time. The idea is that I will give you insight to the intimate conversations that I have over coffee with friends, family, mentors, and even complete strangers. I will try to do this once a week over the course of a year, hence the 52.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Friend.
Valentine’s Day is so much fun through the eyes of a child. My sweet kindergartener wrote “I love you” on every single card for her classmates. It is so sweet to see such an innocent love expressed so freely.
I have seen you at Wal-Mart, in the drop-off line at school, at the pediatrician office, at playdates, working on homework with your kids, making a meal for a sick friend, and folding clothes late at night. You are constantly pouring yourself out into the lives of your family and friends. You give of yourself at church, at work, and at home.
All that pouring out…aren’t you empty?