I think I've told you all about Korina before, (in this post actually) but she is a dear dear friend of mine and I was lucky enough to spend Christmas with her family this past year. And y'all, she gave me the best present I think I've ever gotten!
Let me tell you, gift giving is my love language. A well planned and carefully thought out small token of love will make me melt.
So when I unwrapped this beauty:
I just wept with thankfulness. Seriously bordering on the ugly cry, I was just so thankful.
And can you believe that she made that? Seriously, it is the most beautiful journal I've ever seen. She took the picture on the cover and did some crazy artist magic to ink it to the cover. And that handwriting! Oh have you ever seen something more beautiful?
Seriously. I'm starting to tear up again just thinking about her love that went into this precious gift of mine.
Well because the OCD in me wouldn't let me start a new journal until the old one was full, today I wrote in it for the first time.
And I wrote a letter.
"The first entry in a new journal always feels so foreign. Like my pen is trying to figure out who you are.
But soon sweet friend, we'll be inseperable. You'll know my heart, my desires, my prayers. You'll travel with me wherever I go. You mark another chapter in my life.
With each new journal possibilities seem endless. You remind me that each new day, each new page, is a fresh start. You are grace. Praise the Lord for His mercies are new each morning
You, dear friend, are new. So foreign in my hands and yet so familiar in my heart. Your now blank pages will soon be covered in my chicken scratch thoughts. But as you go from empty to full, so will I. You will see as the Lord molds and shapes me. You'll witness my fears and rejoice in my triumphs.
I don't know what words will fill you dear friend only that they will come as the Word fills me"
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