Isaiah 40:31 (New International Version)

31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Everyone needs a few La La's

You've heard of Ya Ya's.  

I have La La's.  A sisterhood.  Friendships that focus not on age, personality, or backgrounds. 

We don't have any weird ceremonies or chants, athough I may come up with a chant someday, might be fun!!!  We have come together with one thing in common beyond all other things, a love for Jesus.

This post is to honour each one of them.  These women have come alongside Kenzie and I in this mission journey in ways that I never thought women could do.  These women are prayer warriors.  These women are special.  These women have been a gift from the Lord.....for such a time as this.  I could not be doing what I am doing without them. 

Thank you Jesus for these ladies.

And so, without further ado, I introduce you to my La La' no particular order....

Bonnie -  You give me the courage to be me.
Connie -  You are genuine and loving.
Gwen - You have a true servants heart, it is beautiful.
Jean - My BFFWAOP (best friends forever with an old person).  You are so real and true.
Joan - Organizer extrodinaire.  Your laughter is contagious and beautiful.
Karen - Your honesty and vulnerablity give me the strength to be so also.
Laura - You have taught me things I never knew I needed to know. You cheer me on.
Lynn - You are full of grace and joy.
Margaret - You are an inspiration to me in so many ways, you take the time to really see people.
Marilyn - You are dedicated to those around you.
Nikki - Having only knowing you a short time, your willingness to help has made my heart smile.
Patricia - You have a beautiful way about you, you have true integrity.
Patty - You are generous and have a heart of gold.
Sharon - You are compassionate and full of mercy.
Sherri - You are a prayer warrior.  Your spirit makes me want to sing.
Shirley - You have a quiet loving way about you.
Sue - Your words speak directly to my heart.
Cecile -  You have no judgement in you, you see people for who they are and love them no matter what.

In all of you ladies, I see Jesus; You have all inspired me to be strong and courageous; You are all my warriors, encircling me, ready to do battle for Kenzie and I. You have all shown great love,compassion and support.  May you all be abundantly blessed because of what you have done for Kenzie and I. Thank you.

Again I say.....we all need a few La La's around us!!!!



Donna said...

Cheryl, I was just thinking of you this morning and how soon your journey begins! So good to hear from you. Know that you are in my prayers.

You are truly blessed to have so many women in your life that inspire you and encircle you. I believe that they will continue to do so after you and Kenzie have left for the field. God is so good to put people in our lives like your La La's.

Blessings to you and Kenzie!

3 Blessings said...

That is such a nice post to all your sweet friends. I loved seeing your countdown :) I can't wait to follow your adventure and ministry!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the lovely comments. It is an honour to help both you & Mackenzie. It has been a joy to get to know you over the last year or so. You are so much fun!!!! I feel very blessed of God to be able to share in your adventure.