We laid on our bellies, side by side—like two young girls—in the Estes Park cabin. Buddy was attempting to start a fire in the fireplace and I was helping her.
Without looking at me she said, “Where did you learn to preach like that?”
I was silent, processing what she had just asked.
Buddy continued. “At the Overwhelmed Conference…”
“I’ve never thought about it as preaching,” I replied, crumpling up paper and pushing it under the logs.
“What I mean is, you really ministered to me. I watched you in amazement.”
She gently blew on the small flame to ignite the fire. I pushed myself up and sat looking at her. “Really?”
She sat up and met my gaze. The room began to glow. Her love illuminated brighter.
“I thought I knew everything about you. And then I heard you speak and I discovered a whole new dimension of you. As if you were talking directly to me—but you were also speaking to other women at the conference—each of us moved to tears. I’m so proud of you. I just keep thinking, that’s MY Buddy!”
I was so taken back by her words, all I could do was receive them. Tears welled in my eyes. “Thank you.”
This morning, I relived the sweet twenty four hours of laughter and affirmations shared in the cabin. I pondered all the things that my Buddy, Julieann does.
She’s an incredible mama who raised an amazing son and daughter.
She’s a woman of her word and a true friend.
And she speaks life to others—not on a stage, but on life’s platform. Speak life to others—not on a stage, but on life’s platform. Click To Tweet
Her life ablaze with love, shining brightly.
I’m so very proud of her and I think, that’s MY Buddy!
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