Month: February 2016

{today}

Today was good. This morning was spent sealing a deck for papa, with a gorgeous view. Then in the afternoon it was drama club, which is always a highlight because it’s with some of my favorite people. 

Today I was missing people though. I miss my sister, my friends that I haven’t talked to. I texted one of them, and it’s been a year since we’ve seen each other. 

Today I’ve been feeling the urge to write. Hence, blog post. What I feel like I need to be writing, however, is the father-daughter story. (If for some reason you don’t know what that is, it has a whole page to itself with all the information I have written down about the story on that page.) I haven’t yet, mostly because I’m going to bed very soon, but I really want to. I knew I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep tonight if I didn’t write something. 

Today was one of those days when you just don’t wanna get out of bed, but then it turns out to be a really great day. And I got to spend it with my best friend and sister. 🙂 I really do love my family, and I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to work for my dad. I know not many daughters can claim that privilege, but I can. 

~Emily 

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{love}

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, as you all very well know. This year was the first year that I can remember not wishing I had a significant other to share it with. I instead enjoyed the day with my family and my friends. I spent hours talking to some of my closest friends, eating with them, and spending time outside with them. Altogether, it was a lovely day, and it also happened to be Valentine’s Day. I’m so thankful that I got to spend the day with people I love. I think sometimes, we forget that Valentine’s isn’t only about romantic love, it is a celebration of love in general. Love between family, love between friends, and love between couples. Altogether, Valentine’s was a special day to me because I was with the people I love, and that is what it’s all about. The chocolate is a bonus. 😉 

 (Also Adam is adorable and I love him.) 
~Emily 

{Words}

As I look down at my keyboard, I’m amazed. It’s compiled of the 26 letters of the alphabet, plus numbers and punctuation. Yet, with these keys, I can make words. Words that make people feel things. Letters that turn into words which turn into feelings. It is such incredible power and responsibility to be a writer. Yet the same thing goes for speaking our words. When we use our mouth to speak a word, we can never un-say that word. We can never undo the effect that word had. Yet so often, we spend our time using our words to tear those around us whom we love down. We use them lightly, tossing them around like a plaything. We even tear people down in play, yet how many times do those words we say teasingly have a lasting effect on those we use them on? I know that words spoken in jest to me have become a lasting insecurity about my person. The way we choose to let words have an impact on us is important, because how many times do we say something harmful without thinking about it or even truly mean it? If we keep in mind that, it becomes easier to forgive someone the hurtful things they said. It should also in turn change the way we use our words to others. To endeavor to use words to build people up, and encourage them. We can use our words to petition the creator of the universe!

One of my goals this year is to use my words with more purpose. To build people up intentionally, and to not tear people down, also intentionally. To get to know my friends better. To get to know my God better, and to know His Word. To learn to use His Words with mine.

How will you use your words this year?