Friday, October 16, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

So, I'm very, very bad at holding a grudge. I think that I could hold them forever, it's that I like too but for some reason when someone hurts me I find it very hard to just "let it go", so I don't and it ends up ruining a lot of things for both me and the others involved. With that being said I have a great friend, her name is Laida, we were not friends for many, many reasons - some that we controlled, some were the work of other people but we didn't see that until it was to late - our friendship had been damaged due to other people.

I held a grudge against her for a very, very long time. I was hurt and I didn't know what else to do. I think that God had other plans for us though. We have gotten into fights, held grudges, and not talked for a long, long time. BUT then she is always the good person, she will say Hi and we will start talking - I let the grudge go. I think that God has a reason we are friends and I am very happy that we have both let our hurt go and we have moved on.

1 year and 2 days ago she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Allison. Allison turned 1 two days ago (duh ;)) and I'm so thankful that God has put me and Laida back in each others lives. That I can be friend with her and her husband, watch their beautiful daughter grow up to be the women she is meant to be.

Laida - I really am truly happy that we are in each others lives again and I'm so very thankful that you are letting me watch your daughter grow up and also be part of her life! Thank you!

So - for Fingerprint Friday - here is Allie's first birthday photo! :)

Happy Friday!



  1. Sometimes we have to learn lessons the hard way. The difficult times (and relationships) help us appreciate the really good ones and work to make them better. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Forgiveness is very hard to do, but always worth it...and it brings so many blessings. What a darling little girl!

  3. Why did you do that? I really don't deserve my very own blog post. I mean, Allie does, but I don't. :-) We surely have been through a lot, but can you believe its been almost 10 years that we've known each other. I love you a ton for the forgiveness you've found in your heart for me and appreciate you for it. You are truly a great friend and Allison, Brian and I are truly blessed to have you in our lives. And I promise we'll be home soon!!

  4. I have to admit, I am bad at holding a grudge against someone. My husband is real good at leting things 'slide off him' and not holding grudges (he truely is my 'better half'). I loved reading how you let things go and now have 3 close people in your life with Laida's husband and daughter! It's a great ending and a great moral to your story! Thank you for sharing it today, I know it will help many people out by reading it :)

  5. She is such a cutie!! I am glad that you were able to let go of the grudge. Makes you a better person

  6. Very moving and a great reminder of the results of forgiveness...

  7. I have left you an award on my blog!