Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In Other Words Tuesday



You can kiss your family and friends good-bye, and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world, but a world lives in you.”
by Frederick Buechner, in Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale : Amen to this, so very true. No matter how many miles separate my sister and I, we are tied together by our heart strings. My blog sisters live in so many various places, miles and miles away from me. But, I keep them very close in my heart, and in my thoughts, and prayers. My Momma and my big brother are both in heaven, but they are tucked away close in my heart. Thoughts of them are in my mind constantly. I carry all of you with me in my day to day life. I do not just live in this world alone, all of my dear family, and precious friends, which make my world, a better, and brighter place, are the world, that lives within the deepest part of my heart.

17 comments:

Esthermay said...

What a perfect example of the world in us! This was a wonderful quote. Your's was a wonderful post.
Kindest Thoughts,
~esthermay

MiPa said...

Bless you sweetie.

IRENE said...

My dear,thoughtful friend!You area blessingto many and myself.

luvmy4sons said...

Amen sweet sister. Amen.

April said...

You are so right on with this, Denise...have an awesome day!

Beth in NC said...

For our heart to be such a small organ, we sure can carry a lot of people in it, can't we?

I feel the same way about my bloggy friends.

Bless you dear!
Beth

Donetta said...

And you in I.

Karen said...

Tied together by our heartstrings, what a lovely feeling it is. Thanks for today's post it was great.

LauraLee Shaw said...

I feel the same way about you and my other writing sisters.

My big sister and best friend lives apart from me. My other best friend moved away and is now in Fargo...how much "Far"ther could she "go"? lol. And then there's all my new bloggy friends, my soul sisters. God's love reaches no bounds...even to the ends of the earth, He blesses us with the love of friendship. ;)

Laurie Ann said...

This is exactly what that quote meant to me. I didn't get to participate today due to time constraints, but you nailed this one, girlfriend! I love your take! Thank you for your precious comment on my post for today. It means the world.

Michele Williams said...

Geat quote. you are such a sweet friend too. You are in my heart too!

Lynn said...

Hi Denise,

What a truly touching post. I am always... always inspired by your words. Love you so much my sister... Tugging on those heart strings this day. *smile*

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh so beautiful. I only have a min. but I wanted to update you.
and let you know I deleted most of the Monday post. Thanks for your prayers. We still need much wisdom. Nothing has changed. I will be writing a post tonight about my current thoughts on the subject.
Many Blessings and Hugs,
Sherry

Darlene said...

I agree with you! Life is meant to be shared and I am thankful for you and the all the prayers and encouragement...it really means so much to me!
Blessings,
Darlene

Tea With Tiffany said...

Your love always shows. I am thankful for you.

And a special thank you for praying for me right now.

Love ya,
Tiffany

Hi! I'm Grace said...

What a wonderful thought, Denise. This gives me comfort, being away from my mother and the rest of my family. But my blogger friends like you keeps me company here.
And of course, I have a new family now, my husband and his family.

Terri Sue said...

What a blessed post. I hadn't even thought of all my blog friends!