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Andrea is a forgiven girl who loves to write. She wears her heart on her sleeve at The Organic Bird.

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  1. This is beautiful, thank you! So very true, and a precious reminder that we need to fight for and allow ourselves these kind of relationships and moments. To stop and consciously refill and renew our souls, and be thankful for the opportunity.

    • Jamie — you’re so right. We do need to fight for these relationships! It’s too easy to just give-up and not try, but it’s worth the fight.

  2. Thanks for sharing such a vivid word picture! Love the richness of your story, and how it is easy to be drawn in and listen to it all. A story can do that. Your story is beautiful!

  3. Beautiful post, Andrea. Everything from the descriptions to the picture is beautiful. But what you had to say…oh so true! Thank you for your fabulous way of describing life in a vulnerable way.

  4. So well written, so well spoken! Times like this happen so infrequently…. We speak about these things only when we slow life down, turn off the electronics, take time to be
    Together, quiet our hearts and openly and truthfully…talk!

    • Jen—I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who feels/thinks/longs for these things. There’s something beautiful and kindred about understanding eachother!

  5. Andrea,

    This post is profound and beautiful. I live far from family and honestly don’t know a lot of older/experienced women where I live. It’s a priceless gift to know honest, God loving women. I’m going to pray for more of this kind of community in my life!

    Thank you!


    • Sonnie — my family lives far away too, so moments like these for me are cherished. I’m going to pray for you to have this as well!!

  6. Beautiful words that bleed deep into my heart. I am also left wondering why I feel so proud that I can do things on my own….and then I want to SHARE that I did it on my own…the irony is not lost on me.

    I need to have fellowship, because if I am left alone with my thoughts too long, they warp my viewpoint on all aspects of life. God did not create us to be alone – it is His grace that ties us all together in His perfect love.

    • Sherri-Dawn — Isn’t it funny that we all feel like we need to prove things, even though everyone knows we NEED community? That’s why even blogs are good because we have “virtual” fellowship to share in together! Thanks for your sweet comment and reminder that it’s His grace that keeps us all.

  7. Oooh, girl. This one made my eyes all misty. I’m sitting in my office, not relating to the mom talk of laundry and diapers, but suddenly you say, “We really just want to know that we’re not alone.” SO TRUE. I love that this meets any woman right where they are.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Kati — it’s true no matter what season of life we’re in, loneliness haunts all of us. Thanks for your sweet comment and I’m glad we get to share in this together!