Dear Holly…

by Kari

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Three years ago
we took a step
FORWARD
TOGETHER

And I’m humbled to
GROW
with you

Ups and

D
O
W
N
S

Twists and turns
SURPRISES and
disappointments
have not rocked our journey
FORWARD
TOGETHER

Because
God
Knew
God knew we needed
EACH OTHER

…on that little tea hike in the woods
…on that crazy trip to Portland
…on the phone when I questioned cutting off my dreadlocks
…on countless occasions of tears and silence

You share my joys
Help carry my load
You see my heart
And help tune it towards
our Father’s

And so we
GROW
offer grace
unconditional love
in the mysterious places

W
I
T
H
I
N

Continually asking Christ to
accompany us in our
COMMITMENT
PARTNERSHIP
FRIENDSHIP

I thank you
SINCERELY
for holding this fort down
over these many months…
for believing in me,
being patient with me

You are a beautiful writer
INSPIRATIONAL
EFFECTIVE
CONNECTING
INSIGHTFUL
LOVING

Happy 3rd Blog Birthday Holly!

 

 

 

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My Letter to President Obama

By Kari

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Last April I wrote a letter to President Obama. Tired of the political rhetoric on both sides of the aisle I decided to take a different approach: encouragement. I was deeply convicted to show my support and prayers for our Commander in Chief no matter what my opinions happen to be. I also learned that President Obama has a similar hobby of mine; penning letters. It was very exciting for me to open my mailbox in August and see the White House seal and read his letter to me. I realize it is a form letter, but I still believe the words hold true. (Plus it was fun to show my kids.)

Will I write a letter of encouragement and thanks to our next President? It may be more challenging to do so, but I will!

You awake, a new weight
You rise, a new uprising
You build, another collapses
You comfort, another alarm

Day after day
Year after year
Your job no one can fathom
Those at your side support
Though you alone are just one
And you open your eyes each morn
On your own accord

The depth of your concern
The width of your influence
Your service and sacrifice
To hold vision of hope and unity
Can never be taken away
Though mockers will try and try again

May peace be yours, Mr. President
Granted by God
As 8 years come to a close

Blessings of peace
Of joy, of hope
For your marriage, family

For you
When you awake, rise
Build and comfort