Monday, June 21, 2010

A Friends Heart

Scattered fragments

Broken pieces
Questions untold

Scattered fragments

Untold stories
One day told

Scattered fragments

A heart of gold
Forever unfolds.

A little child steps boldly into adulthood placing the words, scattered fragments, and symbols into eloquently written poems, essays, journals, and stories penned by professor, writer, and best of all, friend!

I wrote this poem after visiting my friend, MaryGrace. We began sharing how our desire to write came very early in our lives. The unexplainable desire was placed in our hearts before our ability to read or form sentences.

Our time together was therapeutic for both of us. She is recovering well. The stroke has left her to more
dependent on GOD. Her speech and gait have have returned to normal, however, her vision is still impaired. Of all abilities, her vision is likely the most precious to her. As a prolific reader and writer she needs her vision. She is also learning to pace herself and "not" overdo it.  Please continue to pray for GOD's healing in her body, her sensitiveness to GOD's lead, and provision in all areas of her life.

Blessed to have beautiful friends,


*Thank you to all of you who prayed for Macy. She is doing much  better. I am amazed how GOD is working through each of you in my life. Thank you for hanging in here with me. I am totally amazed that each of you come back to visit and read my blogs. I am truly blessed!


Parsley said...

Nice poem. Still praying. Glad to hear an update for Macy.

Ruth said...

Praying for your friend now...

To know how to express one's heart in beautiful words is such a special gift, and you have that, Andrea.


Anonymous said...

What a great picture with the butterfly. I wish one would land on me. :)

So glad to hear she is doing better. Praying for her eyesight to return. My brother had a stroke and his came back eventually.

You are a blessing, Andrea. I feel the same way about you coming and visiting and supporting me through the mountain tops and the valleys.


RCUBEs said...

May the Lord's healing and comfort and strength cover you all. That's a nice pic with the butterfly! Nice poem, too! God bless you sister and praying all is well with you, too. Take care.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing the update on MaryGrace's progress. Glad she is improving. Prayers continue to go up for her as well as you and your family. Also glad Macy is doing much better as well.

Dear one you are an inspiration and offer so much to all of us. Blessings and hugs.

sunshine said...

God is good and merciful, I am happy to hear about both your friend MaryGrace as well as Macy's recovery, blessings to you and your loved ones!

Thanks for always visiting and commenting on my blog, have a wonderful week!

Lora said...

So glad to hear the good report on Macy! Yeah God!

I love the butterfly perched on your friends shoulder - how cool is that?! Joining you in praying for her provision as well.

I love how blogging has brought like-minded sisters together! "untold stories one day told" - beautiful!

Becky K. said...

Good friends are such gifts. I am glad that you and MaryGrace have each other. To understand the need to write. How words can help some of us heal.

Together We Save said...

Thanks for the upday from Macy... still praying for you.

Regina said...

God is good!
Regards Andrea.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What precious picture, Andrea.
Wishing you a lovely Monday and a great great Summer! xx

Rebecca said...

I know you're enjoying all the additional days you have with Macy. And I rejoice with you in the progress both Macy and your "human" friend are making.

Denise said...

Prayers continue for MaryGrace, and Macy. I love you my friend.

He & Me + 3 said...

So glad that you had that time to spend with Marygrace. Praying for her and macy.

Andrea said...

So glad your friend is doing better...praying for her sight. Also so glad to hear that Macy is better. I know that is a relief!
Thinking about you.


I love the says so much that can't be expressed about fragility and strength. I continue to pray.

Debra Kaye said...

You are on my heart and in my prayers. The photo says what words can not.

Blessings to you, my sister.

Tracy said...

It really is a blessing to have wonderful friends like yours. I'm glad to read of how God's working and healing her.

Mari said...

What a beautiful poem! Glad you were able to visit and happy to hear the report on Macy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad to hear that Macy is doing better. Take care & God bless.

Kathleen said...

I'm thinking Macy would be writing the very same things, grateful for YOUR friendship!

Heart2Heart said...


So glad that Macy is doing much better and for also filling us in on prayer specifics for Mary Grace. She sounds like such a wonderful lady and I am hoping that God offers her not only what you have written about here, but using this time to provide her with things to write about, the amazing love and grace of God during our worst times in life.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

grace said...

Thank God she's doing well. God Bless.

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh that a picture of you with the butterfly. Lovely....just lovely. I know how important our eyes are to each and everyone of us. I'm praying for your dear friend.



Ed Pilolla said...

untold stories
one day told.
best to marygrace. the stroke left her more dependent on god. never heard that before. usually something like, a stoke left a victim more dependent on assistance around the home, or something conventional like that.
thanks for your kind words at deidra's. good to meecha.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Andrea I am praying for your dear friend and you. I pray that she fully recovers from her stroke and especially getting her eyesight back.
God works so many miracles that I know he will do this for Mary.
Thanks honey for all your prayers and get well wishes for me. God really blessed me when I found you

Unknown said...

What a beautiful photo. She is blessed to have a friend like you. :-)

Deborah said...

Hi Andrea, I am praying for you and your friends.
I poem was nice :)

Buttercup said...

My prayers for a complete recovery for Mary Grace. I am happy to hear that she is recovering and am praying that her vision returns next. Adding my prayers for Macy and wishes to you for a lemonade and hugs. Can't do much about the lemonade, but am sending virtual hugs!

Pet said...

Hi, praying for you and your friend, glad to hear Macy is doing better. Continued Blessings your way.

MaryGrace said...

Thank you all for the continued prayers and good wishes! I am gaining strength each day and am so appreciative of Andrea's encouragement -- and the way she connects us all! Thank you for these blessings, God!

Diana said...

Wonderful news for your friend Macy! I was blessed too as I didn't have any long term disability from my stroke. It effected a bit of my short term memory.
You are blessed to have such a wonderful friend Andrea, and it's obvious from your beautiful words about your friendship!
Love Di ♥

vanilla said...

I like the poem!


chasity said...

HE is so good!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Andrea,
May God continue to give you words that bless so many. May He heal MaryGrace to completeness, clear vision back.
I am thankful that Macy is doing better too.
I thank you for your kind words at my writing home. May your day be graced with the fragrance of God's beauty.
loving you, ~ linda

Teresa said...

The beauty of friendship revealing the necessity of the Amazing, Healing hands of our God! We will continue to pray for MaryGrace! Precious friendship! Love your sister in Jesus...Teresa

Nancy said...

So glad Macy is better. God is faithful and He loves little animials. His word says so. Gorgeous picture of Mary Grace and the butterfly. May God grant her clear and useful vision.

Terri Tiffany said...

I love hearing good news! You are a faithful friend:)

Together We Save said...

Just stopping back by to say hello!

Karen said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new home for my blog. I put up a new post last night explaining about not having a "follower" button. Also, if you subscribed to my blog before last night, you'll need to subscribe again as I had to re-do it.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

David C Brown said...

Grace will bring us home!

orange sugar home said...

prayers for your friend. what a wonderful photo with the butterfly. write, write, brings so many good things to this world.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

nice poem and you're a great friend...I know that to be true.

Sarah said...

Always a delight to stop by. Andrea, you always encourage me when you splash with me. I love the picture of the butterfly on her shoulder, a perfect picture of what God is doing in all of our lives.

Hugs for your day,

Unknown said...

Ohh, sweet friend, I hope Macy will be fine ... but when the time comes she will so enjoy cuddling at the feet of Jesus.

That is good news about your friend recovering more ... each day will hopefully bring her more restoration of her abilities.

I am doing fine now, just having the 'crud' & coughing to get rid of.

How nice you & Doug were able to enjoy your time with your friend ... living for the moment is life.

I'll call you soon. This week I will have ALL those kid-lings & it is going to be rowdy & busy & fun.

Hugs of love, Me

Mocha Momma said...

Cool picture of the butterfly on your friend. Glad you had a nice visit with her & glad she is recovering from her stroke.

A miracle may restore her vision to normal. I pray so.

Glad Macy is doing so well. God is just Amazing!