I got back to my desk and she wrote this to me:
You are such a blessing to me and all of your friends and family.
You rock as a wife and mother! And you are a good daughter and daughter-in-law too.
Most of all, you are a beautiful daughter of God!
I think He must smile often when He thinks of you and your quest to be the best daughter of the King possible.
My friends, I can't think of anything nicer she could have said to me. That anyone could have said to me. This has been a tough week, and it's only Wednesday, and here this friend just whipped up what she thinks of me real quick in a gchat. She whipped up in 30 seconds a few sentences that basically encompass what I want my whole life to be about. And I'm in awe that someone I respect and think so highly of would say that about me. Broken, messy, crazy, little, me. To remind me that in all of my ugly places, God is smiling down on me, as His sweet little girl, and noticing how hard I'm trying. My words mattered to her, and her words mattered to me. Say nice things to people
who...to people. Because words matter.