Happy Birthday Edie!

The blogging community is hard to explain to those who are not in it.  So many don’t even know it exists.  You get odd looks from strangers and friends when you talk about your “friends in the computer”.  The friendships and bonds that form over words is something I never imagined would happen.

We rejoice with each other, praise, encourage and inspire each other, cry with each other and most importantly pray with each other.

So when you hear tragedy that has occurred in the life of another blogger, it leaves you not knowing what to do.  Someone who has always done nothing but show grace and beauty to everyone.  Someone who you respect, admire,  and cherish the fact that she shares that her life may not always be perfect, just like mine.  Your heart aches.

Because she oozes grace and mercy.

Because she writes from her heart.

Because she can tell you that with God’s grace, we’re not lost, even when all seems lost.

41 years ago today a beautiful life was brought into this world.

Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing  women I’ve never met!

I have not had the pleasure of meeting Edie in person, I was SO hoping to get to meet her in Nashville at Blissdom later this month.  But I do have to tell you I was beyond flattered when she reached out to me earlier this year asking if I would guest post on her beautiful blog as part of her 12 Days of Handmade Christmas!  I think I read and re-read her email 3 times to make sure I understood that Edie wanted ME to be on her blog!! lol.

Please pray for Edie and her family, they lost their home to a fire just days before Christmas.

I’m joining her birthday party here.