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Friday, September 28, 2012

Sometimes I wish...

We're halfway through our Blog Hop



I'm the 14th among 28 beautiful souls participating in this event.
I wrote this as I read Mary's post over her blog Living with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease .
I am humbled and touched by your kindness Mary. You are so loved BS!
Thank you!

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I used to ask God for enormous things like a 'stigmata' (either on my left or right hand). Just like the one San Francesco and Padre Pio had...

Or 
an apparition from an angel ... 

 I thought it might help me gain respect from other people...

or perhaps God will protect me from life's harsh realities because I bear Christ's wounds...


Sometimes I wish...

God has preserved me from childhood traumas...
then it would've been easier to relate with other people...

Anzi...

I wish all children would be loved for their worth ~ 
and selfishness will be banished from this world...
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Sometimes I wish...

I could've been more sincere...
then I could've saved a lot of people from unnecessary pain.

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Sometimes I wish...

People knew the difference between enough and too much.
Then we'll learn to give and create space for others.

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I reflected...

I do bear Christ's wounds in my brokenness.
 If I had been spared of all the dramas, I wouldn't even care so much. 
I would be blind to God's loving mercy and abundant graces.

All my experiences led me here
with the children...
outside the walls...
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God weaves a beautiful tapestry, e v e r y single moment
even with the loose threads.
And my history is written in the pages of God's book forever
without edits.




Now it's time to bow down and put my dear friend on the limelight...

She's one of the most gracious lady photographers I met in the blog world.
She has introduced me to new places in Europe along with the different cultures
in her blog Nelmitravel .

One thing common about us is ~ 
we both love
Africa :)



You could also visit her beautiful works at Nelieta Mishchenko Fotografia and Fine Art America
 
Nelieta Mishchenko
lots of love! 




What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if the trials of this life
The rains, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise
~ Blessings, Laura Story Lyrics ~









46 comments:

  1. I loved loved loved these lines the most:


    I wish all children would be loved for their worth ~
    and selfishness will be banished from this world...

    Your wish is so beautiful, full of innocence that we associate with small children yet mystic like the eternal quest for nirvana.

    Loved every word of it - Amen to your lovely wishes!!

    Wishing you a wonderful day ahead- take care...

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your reflections here Privy.

      Loved how you described my wish :)

      I had a terrific day today! I feel so alive after one whole year ;)

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  2. Your wishes are so pure, Melissa. I love how you wish that all children would be loved for their worth. If only people would do that, most especially their parents, then kids wouldn't grow up rebellious or hating themselves. I do wish, too, that all bad would disappear from the world. But then, like you said, God weaves a beautiful tapestry even with loose threads and that our histories are written in God's book without edits. "Your past wasn't perfect, but it was perfect for your purpose." - Bo Sanchez

    God bless you always, Melissa! Much love to you <3 :-)

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    1. We'll pray for that Irene :)I was about to make another wishlist... it never ends right?

      Thank you for your encouraging words :)Lots of love :*

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  3. Beautiful, sincere and deep - just like you. I love that looking back we can always see how things we tried to fight against fit into the tapestry of our life. God is truly wonderful - if only we'd let Him be God!

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    1. I remember your post on letting God be God :)

      Thank you so much BS! Lots of love :*

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  4. "God weaves a beautiful tapestry, e v e r y single moment
    even with the loose threads.
    And my history is written in the pages of God's book forever
    without edits" -- These lines will remain etched in my heart for generations to come.

    I share most of your wishes, Melissa. The key is to accept his will and surrender ourselves completely. He knows better.

    Thanks for reminding a lot of things today to me.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. So true Susan ~ let it be a 'sweet' surrender to God's will.

      Thank you so much. Lots of love to you :*

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  5. i have some wishes as well..u know i wish that i may collect my ideas in perfect words...

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    1. Let this wish come true today :) Lots of love Zarnab :*

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  6. Dear Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your wishes! You are such a humble and sincere person! Thank you for the introduction and yes, we both share a passion and love for Africa :) Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you. I almost forgot about that part Nelieta :P I remember your memories of Africa in our sharings and in your posts:)

      You're it! Lots of love!

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  7. Some noble wishes....
    i wish n pray Almighty to look into this and fullfil your wishes, Insha Allah.....

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    1. Inshallah Irfan. But I do believe that God always has better plans for us. God is noble :)

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  8. You are such a humble soul, soul sis. You are right in saying that you bear Christ's wounds in your brokenness. I think we all do. If we hadn't known pain and agony we would have not been aware of the joy and ecstasy that are also gifts of god to us. Love you. Beautiful post as always.

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    1. In every situation, God shows His hands and He humbles me...

      Loved what you just wrote soul sis ~ all my love and prayers for you :*

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  9. Every word resonates with sincerity and truth. Deep. Loved your wishes and hope they come true. Love and hugs.

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    1. Thanks so much Janu! And I do pray for yours :* Lots of love always!

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  10. paraphrasing... "my history is written without edits" ... Oh my girl, I love that ... your words are so powerful (every single one of them). I love this post; it is beautiful, sincere and so incredibly thoughtful! Wishing you a happy and peaceful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much Amy ~ I love that your name rhymes with mommy :P

      You have mirrored your beauty with your words ~ lots of love :*

      I woke up feeling great this morning ~ recharged YEY! Thanks for the positive energies :*

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  11. You have such quality to your writing here today. Your wish covers so much and can be related to many, not just children. Thank you for your sincerity and your beautiful recognition of my blog. I am so thankful that our paths have crossed and we are both still involved in this wonderful group that we belong to ♥♥♥

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    1. So true Mary and I feel so blessed that I came after you and Martha ~ just perfect;)

      Loved how you defined my writing :) You saw through my heart ~ lots of love and prayers to you and your family always!

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  12. Oh, Melissa, your wishes are amazing! God is definitely taking all those loose threads of your life and weaving them into a divine tapestry, a glowing testimony to a life lived in tandem with Him.
    In reading your words, I could feel your very heart and soul rising up and speaking to me . . . to us all.
    Beautiful . . .
    May our Lord continue to bless you on your one-of-a-kind journey with Him!

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    1. Let it be our morning prayer offering Martha :) Such spontaneity of words ~ loved it!

      Many thanks for the prayers always :*

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  13. Melissa - Such an incredible, poignant post! Wishes offered from experience to help and heal others in the future. A selfless gift and a beautiful post.

    "What if my greatest disappointments
    Or the aching of this life
    Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
    What if the trials of this life
    The rains, the storms, the hardest nights
    Are your mercies in disguise"

    "What If" Such brilliant words and wise lessons to learn.

    Thank you so much for this post!

    Be well,
    Ron

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    1. Thank you so much Ron :)

      I came across Laura Story's songs and Blessings fit perfectly in this post.

      Lots of love :)

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  14. I am forever thankful for a God that loves us without the need to edit our story,lines to make us fit perfection but in His love makes us whole.
    Beautiful post sis.

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    1. Thank you so much sis ~ in Him is wholeness, peace and so much love!

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  15. You are one with such a beautiful heart that shines through with every word you write... if we could all see through a Childs eyes how awesome this world could be...for they are the eyes of the world..and how they see an unconditional beautiful God..."wish all children would be loved for their worth" so true..for their worth is the world...As always...XOXOXOXOXO

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    1. In a child's eyes are simplicity, innocence and purity.

      We do connect in so many ways Bonnie ~ thank you so much and lots of love and prayers to you always!

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  16. "What if my disappointments reveal a thirst this world cannot satisfy" Thats the heart of ur post and something i agree with totally.
    Keep going. Much love

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    1. It is an insatiable thirst for the Divine... and the heart makes a way to make it apparent... Thanks so much Jerly ;)

      Lots of love to you!

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  17. "All my experiences led me here". Those words are truly full of wisdom. Every moment of the past has had a hand in this moment. Melissa, I wish you all the joy in the world and hope all your wishes come true.

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    1. Thank you so much Suzy :* Your words mean so much to me :) Lots of love!

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  18. Dear Melissa,

    "I used to ask God for enormous things like a 'stigmata'... or an apparition from an angel ..."

    I can relate to this -- haha! You and I are cut from the same cloth in some ways!

    I was just telling Mr. C today about some of the 'tests' I used to try to get God to take to prove his existence to me. Little miracles. But, God doesn't do tests, right?

    Although, our friendship is a meaningful sign to me that He is working in the world and the world is working perfectly in His Love.

    Thank you for all that you are! XOXO

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    1. LOL! No He doesn't ;)

      I wonder what you ask for :P I am very grateful that God brought us together and more closely now through our group :)

      Love you so much Linda Lee :*

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    1. Shukran Izdiher! I pray you are doing well.

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  20. Beautiful Melissa as always, your words are so deep and true. Wisdom and love, that would be you... Thank you!

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    1. God is worthy of such praise :)

      Thank you so much for coming today. Lots of love to you and your family :* always!

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  21. I haven't been here in a while, and I am sorry for that. Your words always send me inward and searching, in a a good way. There are some wonderful lines in this poem, I think, "all my experiences led me here.." calls to me, perhaps because of where I am in my own journey these days. Thanks, M, for your insight.

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    1. Thank you Brenda :) It took me a while to come back here and read the post again...

      Very humbling words :)

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  22. Beautiful wishes Melissa. Thank you <3

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    1. Thank you Nikky... I still have the same wishes but let me add something for Valentine's day ;)

      Lots of love to you!

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  23. Melissa ...
    You demonstrate your sensitivity with every word.
    Your heart is as big as a house, and your love for others as big as a mountain.
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post and have one thought to add:

    God would not have made your life so difficult if He had not KNOWN you are strong enough to triumph!
    With respect, Pat.

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    1. Thank you so much Patricia. Your words are very uplifting and comforting :) God bless and lots of love!

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