Sweet Adina, little angel of mine! :)

Oh Dear Father how greatly have I been blessed! What did I do to deserve such friendship, such love? I am truly undeserving of so much. And to find such resemblance of Your love here on earth on such an unexpected beautiful being! Oh, I met her when she was a child and I was a teenager. What attention was I going to pay her? But You had a plan! A beautiful plan for us. A plan of love and sweetest, honest, genuine friendship. Oh, everyone who knows her knows she is wiser than her years. Such a beautiful heart, such a beautiful girl! (Dear darling, since you read my blog you can know for sure I am crying right now with scrumptious tears of joy!) So, I don't know if you meant for me to post your words, but they are most wonderous to keep 'em for my own.

Oh, how I feel the necessity to post my thoughts on yours.
Hi there. How are you?
How's married life a year after the anniversary?
Here's something I've been working on...
You see, I've been reading A LOT about how pottery is made lately... Why? Well, because I've been reading A LOT Isaiah (especially the chap 29.)
Sooo... Let me get you in on what I've learned.
When a potter bakes a pot, he checks its solidity by taking it out of the oven and putting it on the floor. If it makes a ''thump'', it's not ready yet, and he puts it back into baking... If it ''sings'', it’s ready.

God measures our character every day the same way! Have you noticed? He intendedly compares us to pottery and He purposefully makes Himself the Potter.. The character of a person is also checked by thumping... And God knows we get thumped everyday.

Let me give you some examples:
Emergency calls. Calls that did not come at all. A too-bossy- boss. Grumpy husbands. Burnt meals. Flat tires. Darn-it-my-head-is-going-to-explode deadlines. Sickness that comes. Sickness that won't go away. Friends that disappear. Dirty laudry. Dirty dishes. (Yep, I read your blog. ♥). Traffic. Friends that won't get along. Moments when you're so tired that you can't sleep.
Those are thumps, my dear mother. Thumps are those irritating inconveniences that trigger the worst in us... (And the Lord knows that, I am the LOUDEST thumper of them all. Yep.)
We are caught off guard... We are not ready... They seem like small things, but ultimately they can bring the best, or the worst in us. We can explode or we can be the water that falls on that fuse.
Wrecked car. No vacations. Timeless days. PMS. Stomachaches. Headaches. Late working nights. Early working days.

Now... What is my answer? Do I thump? Or... Do I sing?
Do I sing a sweet, peaceful melody? Or do I THUMP THUMP THUMP?

''A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.''
Luke 6:45
A good, well-placed thump reveals what's in your heart.
Your true character is not seen in saving someone from a burning building or by winning the first place in a triathlon... But it is seen in your day to day thumping. Thump. Thump. Thuuuuuuuuuuuuuump.
So... Dear mother... Seeing that I'm very much like you (and PROUD! :P) I believe that we do our fair share of thumping.
But what then? Then... We must learn to sing! And everything is possible with the Lord with a specialty in that exact thing!

And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
a endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
Hebrews 12:5-8

And there are more and more! It's just a matter of looking in His Word and you will find all sorts of encouragements!
So what will you do tomorrow? And the next day? And a month from now?

Will we siiiing a sweet melody? I sure am ready to start! But remember, if we thump... The world is not over. God lovingly forgives us and wants us to be more like Him every day!
EVERY thump we make is included in His perfect plan.
Vamos a cantar, madre. Y el mundo nos va a escuchar.

Let's sing for Him each day!
Make tomorrow, and the next day, and next week, and next year WORTH OF ETERNITY!
Te amo muchisimo! De aquí al infinito

Dearest Adina,
WOW!!! Such a joy to have such a loving, encouraging, wise, thoughtful, smart, present, athletic, precious "daughter" like you. There is a God on the heaven's for only He could have made such a heart! My beautiful, I have so much to learn from you. We will! We will sing together!
I love you very, very much! yikes, tear again! :)

1 comment:

  1. Linda, I heart reading the blogs in this community – and I'm a man – and so few of us men do – but they miss out on so much – SO MUCH HEART! Although I enjoy reading the blogs – very few make me a little teary like this one did. Your relationship with your friend seems so special – I thank God for it – for you – and I'm smiling at the same time my eyes are a little bit full of water. and my Spanish is not that good but I think this is what I want to say, "Dios le Bendice y toda su familia y los amigos y todos los que son importantes a usted."