A Note from Gary's Wife
First off...Gary, this is not YOUR blog. This is MY blog. And I'm taking it back from you. (LOL)
Second off...you guys are seriously Amazing! When I read all of your comments on Gary's post, I was extremely touched. I even cried a little bit (well, actually...A LOT). One of the special times during a Walk to Emmaus is when the attendees get to find out about how other people in their lives feel about them, and Gary was hoping to re-create that for me here on my blog. And he did wonderfully on it, and it just made me feel so grateful to have friends like you.
Third off...it's really hard to even put into words how awesomely wonderful this past weekend was. I went to give...to serve as a helper for one of the groups of ladies, and to present a talk...but I ended up getting so much more than I ever expected (isn't that how it usually happens? :-)
We laughed. We cried. We prayed. We sang. We were inspired. We ate (TOO much!). We made new friends. It was just a wonderful, wonderful thing.
It's really hard to explain what a Walk to Emmaus is and does for you. It's a three-day experience where you hear talks on different spiritual topics, then have some wonderful spiritual moments sprinkled throughout the days. It's also filled with moments of agape, when you learn that other people love you and want to serve you.
So, I'm not really even going to go into a lot of detail about specifics about it. But, I did want to just give you a few insights into what I brought back from the weekend...
~ Let people know that you love them. Tell them today.
~ Believe in the power of release. Burdens that have weighted you down for so long have no purpose; they do nothing to enhance your life, or your relationships, or your spirit. Let them go, give them up, and throw them away. If you need to, ask for forgiveness, then delight in the fact that it is GONE.
~ Be joyful. Dance. Clap. Act silly. (I give you permission.)
~ Realize that YOU are the special person God made you to be. Don't feel the need to conform to other people's expectations of what you should be. Be yourself. And know that you are loved as you are.
~ Find a need. And then go meet it.
(~ And, last but not least... Don't make your password so predictable that your husband is easily able to hijack your blog.)
I love you all!