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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You Tube Tuesday: Tapestry of Life



Yesterday was mine...
 Today is yours...

           Thanks to our genius Josh at Its Tiger Time
for our You Tube Tuesdays! 

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I was looking at my tapestry today...

a year has passed since I last wrote and plotted on it. 
It was in 2006 that I started its use under the guidance of a Claretian missionary. 

One of the features I added was lovelife...


As I went through my thirty-five years of existence here on earth, I cannot help but be grateful  for all the things that happened in my life...
and for all the people who wove their own stories and added colors to my tapestry...
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I remember how
I started building my dreams...
on sand...


... missions...
youth formation...
a loving husband...
twins...
a haven for children...
nursing home...
a team of caregivers...
home abroad...



 I saw how the sea devoured the sandcastles I formed in my mind...


These were lone dreams
 washed away by the tides...
So,
I started sharing my dreams with other people...




and God started opening new doors for me... 
it took a long time to make a giant leap
because...


opening a new door would mean closing the other one behind...



"I jump, you jump..." one friend told me....
there's no turning back...

For the most part, the journey has been laced with
 ups and downs... sun and rain... highs and lows... 
 but through it all, I felt loved... and that made the travel easier to bear... 

It's still a long road towards holiness---
wholeness... 
but I know that God is always with me 
through the people, who, like me, are heading towards a common goal...

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"A great paradox of living:
We are, each of us, utterly alone.
And we are all in this together.
We're interdependent;
we're made for communion.
Each of us is like an angel 
with one wing--- we can fly only
by embracing each other."

-Karen Katafiasz, Living from Your Soul, # 31


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Fill me with love God... love for You and for everybody else in this crazy, frenetic world... 

Fill me with peace

Thank you for the new found freedom... 

I delight in this gift...

Thank you for all the blessings You shower upon us everyday...

Thank you for your faithfulness and gift of life.











           

















18 comments:

  1. You are beautiful....As always....XOXOXOXOXOX

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  2. God honors the seeking heart...may he rain his blessings and love over you. Your heart so beautiful and open to the journey he offers, I love coming here and seeing glimpses of it :) May you have many more ups than downs...and may any downs you have just be there as stepping stones to your pathway towards Zion.

    Loved the video too :)

    Here's mine:

    http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2011/09/youtube-tuesday_19.html

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  3. Lovely song Melissa. Thanks to you my life is a wee bit brighter.

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  4. Your journey is a fascinating one...Keep the faith, lovely soul.

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  5. Aww mely my love ur thoughts r sooo meaningful....wish u a blessed life ahead Hon....:)

    Loved ur pics mely....

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  6. Never take your eye of the goal Melissa! Have a blessed day!

    Ps. Love the song!

    Mine: http://nelietatravellingadventures.blogspot.com/2011/09/youtube-tuesday_19.html

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  7. never give up..just trials and tribulations of life..

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  8. Beautiful reflection today! May God ever keep and guide you!

    Blessings!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this, your beauty always shines through in your posts.

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  10. LOVED everything about this You Tube Tuesday :) Thanks!!!!!

    http://itstigertime.blogspot.com/2011/09/you-tube-tuesday_19.html

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  11. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.Remember the past, plan for the future, but live for today, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
    You are a very special woman,and u deserve only the best..and u will get it,believe me...

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  12. A lovely description of your journey.

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  13. Your photos and words are a beautiful tribute to your life's journey. The video adds a wonderful touch. I wish you continued good grace and love :D

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  14. A beautiful song Melissa, but I really find the 'tapestry' unique. I have never heard of this before, let alone actually see one. That to me is really cool! I loved it!

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  15. This post was so lovely, from the tapestry chart, to the photos to the song. You always share so much of your soul with us Melissa. We all can learn lots from you. I can imagine that you are an amazingly giving friend. I am so glad to be connected to you via these cyber lines. If we are to ever meet in person I am sure our smiles would light up the sky. I pray that all of the dreams you built in the sand come true. Blessings to you my dear!

    http://lyricfire.typepad.com/lyric-fire/2011/09/lyric-fire-look-at-my-fabulous-life-episode-6-.html

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  16. You have been and continue to be an amazing person,women,writer and friend. This was wonderful and as always honest!! I had never heard of a tapestry such as yours a really interesting idea!!! I AlWAYS enjoy reading your blog and always feel something when I do, you have the ability to reach out to people and touch them.

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