May 24, 2007

Blessings From Heaven

Well, this was my final get together with my beautiful bible study friends. They honored me with a delicious brunch and treasured gifts. The best gift of all, was the friendship and love that each one of the ladies has blessed me with over the last year and a half. God has written these lovely ladies names on my heart forever. I am crying as I type this knowing how much of an answer to prayer they have been to me. I have learned far more from them than any Beth Moore study could ever teach. Their stories, struggles and triumphs have brought my faith to a whole new level. Isn't God the best when he gives us true heart friends. Come on over and I'll introduce you to these lovely ladies.




On the left is Jen, Annie, and Linda enjoying the view outdoors. Jessyln is Jen's baby born during our fall study of "A Beautiful Offering". Isn't she precious! I kept giving her kisses and hugs. What a joy!




To the left is Patsy and Karissa in their pretty green tops. The rest of us didn't get the memo. In the middle is Tiff and Cindy. Tiff's mom made me the most amazing cherry pie (completely homemade crust) which was to die for. That is my favorite pie-ever! To the right is Michelle and Melyn. Michelle opened her home today for our celebration brunch. Isn't her home gorgeous!












Here is a group shot of my sweet friends. Melyn is taking the picture and Jeannie couldn't join us today, but everyone else was there to bring sunshine to my day, and joy to my heart. I love you Jeannie, and wish you could have been there. Jeannie is like family. She has two daughters who are somewhat close to my age whom I also love to pieces.

Well, we did it! We finished Daniel- the entire thing! It may be a while before I tackle another study like that. Just kidding, it actually made me hunger for more knowledge of God and who He is. I love you ladies, and will miss you terribly! Be blessed, and be Daniels!




13 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

"A friend that sticketh closer than a brother". I can see the love and joy in all you gals eyes and smiles. Enjoy Susie.
Susan

Susanne said...

I love my ladies bible study group too, so I know how hard it is for you to leave your group. I pray that God brings you a whole new group of women to make close connections with in your new place.

Trella said...

How wonderful. I can tell they each hold a place in your heart. How wonderful to have had the oppurtunity to grow in the Lord with them.
Blessings,
Trella

Linda said...

I really believe one of the greatest treasures God gives us is the gift of friendship. You wrote such a beautiful tribute to your friends Susie. The best part is they are "forever" friends.

Ruth said...

What a lovely group of ladies to be friends with. Most people are blessed to have a couple of good friends in a lifetime. Here is a whole "pile" of them. What a special treasure for you to have.

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your "circle of friends". They look to be a great bunch of women to be with (love the pictures). It's wonderful to have such a close group of friends to grow in the Lord with.

God Bless~
Karen

Our Peculiar Life said...

Thank you for introducing us! They look like a lovely group of women. I am praying to find a similar group sometime. :-) I know you will miss then and they will miss you. But as Michael W. Smith says "Friends are Friends forever..." They will always be with you!

Barb said...

I sense how much you love these friends and how much you're going to miss them. What a lovely group of women they are.

And regarding the previous post, I for one don't see anything in the world wrong with a home looking lived in. I'll bet you the people who looked at your house have days when they don't make the bed either so I wouldn't even give that a thought.

How encouraging to have two showings. I hope that keeps up. I know it's getting old, the separation during the week. I'm praying this all comes together for you soon.

Julie said...

I enjoyed hearing about your Bible Study friends, Susie. They're a might fine looking group of women! What a blessing to have had this precious time with them.

Still praying for your house sale!

Chappyswife said...

Susie, I read this the other day but didn't get to comment. I enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about everyone. What a great group you had here, and what a blessing you all must have been to each other. I can understand how it will be hard to leave all of them.

Of course, I am sure you be blessed with a great new group, and we will be right here waiting to hear all about them! I hope all is going very well for you.

Ruth said...

Just dropping by to say hi! Hope things are going well for you. =o)

DA Wagners said...

Gosh, I so wanted to do that study, and what a blessing to have you teach it!!! I'm still praying for your house to sell. I've been in the same situation, and it's a really testing time. You seem to have all the patience in the world though. Bravo for you!

Robin said...

I start Daniel on Monday with a group of women I don't know. I hope I end up with some wonderful friends just as you have.