Monday, September 17, 2012

the ultimate love letter

 
My heart's a little giddy writing this post.  As you read this I'll be flying out to the Pacific Northwest for an entire week.  It's my third time out there, and I'm beyond excited for the inevitable adventures that await.  But before I go I felt let led to reshare an email that my mom sent me a couple of years ago.  I paired it with the last of our Outer Banks vacation pics with our friends.  I'm hoping it blesses you as much as it does me.
 
 


My Child,
 
 
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31





For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12



 
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6
 




I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
John 8:41-44


I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16




And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48
 


 



Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

 


My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18


 
 
And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5
 



 
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29
 
 




Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
 



I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4






And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26






He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19






And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39
 
 
 
Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

 


 
Love, Your Dad
Almighty God





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Love you girls. 
Have a beautiful and blessed week. 
Hope you follow along on Instagram(farmgirlpaints). 
I'm going to need your encouragement to stay on course with
#operationzipthosepants;)

 



 





 
 
773.  new memories to be made with lissa and sasha
774.  a week of independence
775.  family that lets me spread my wings
776.  my God who loves me so...
 




 

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36 comments:

  1. Have fun! See you when you get home!

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  2. love this letter.
    have an absolutely blessed time this week!
    xo

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  3. you are a traveling fiend!! enjoy your time. what fun! love these pics of you and alicia, too. such sweetness.

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  4. Fun photos! Have fun with Sasha, it sounds like she is really excited also!

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  5. Have a wonderful time. Safe travels. xoxox

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  6. Your vacay looks like pure perfection! And now another adventure this week? Lucky dog! Have a blast, Lady. Soak it all up in that beautiful state in that beautiful home with that beautiful girl.

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  7. We serve a great God, don't we?
    I hope your trip is so much fun!
    I am excited for you!
    Very, very excited.

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  8. Beautiful letter, beautiful families!! Hope you have a great trip! God is soo Good! xo

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  9. What a sweet and thoughtful mama you have.
    Love the pictures. The closeup of your daughter is such a great picture.

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  12. oh becky...i'm losing my mind this morning. too much stuff going on!! but, the weather here is absolutely beautiful. 80 and sunny all week long!! it would be fun to meet up and have a coffee while you're here!!!

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  13. Love this. Have a super-fun time on your holiday!

    ~FringeGirl

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  14. HAVE FUN!!!! Can't wait to hear about what you two find to keep you busy. :)

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  15. Have a a fun & safe trip I'm sure your going to have tons of fun. Lissa & Sasha seem to to such wonderful gals.

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  16. why is this post making me all teary?? darn hormones! i love these pictures. i loved our week!!!

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  17. Love these photographs. Think of me as you fly over Montana! xo

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  18. i absolutely love all these images becky!!
    can't wait to hear about your trip!!!!
    xoxoxo

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  19. Like
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    Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful trip, Becky!

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  20. I can't imagine my mom ever writing me a letter, much less a LOVE letter. As I read the scripture, I replaced the word "father" with "mother.". I cried.

    Have a blessed time! Wish I could drive the 7 hours and meet up for a group hug :). I adore you both.

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  21. gorgeous, becky. what a beautiful letter to keep sharing.

    smiles to you and hope you'll visit soon.

    michele

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  22. What a beautiful post. Your photographs were perfectly placed. I lost 4 pounds since last MOnday!!!! Be strong at home. I resisted lobster rolls and cheeze doodles at my neighbors yesterday...you can do it!!!!

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  23. Loved that letter the first time and love it even more today. Have a GREAT trip!

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  24. Such beautiful words Becky to accompany your pictures which are amazing! A little jealous here ~ heading west young girl ~ I would be there in a heartbeat. Have a blast. xo

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  25. love these pictures and the truth from God's word..what a legacy that your mom loves the Lord and has raised you to love him, too.

    I love the picture of you and Alicia and the one of the houses on in a row...so beautiful.

    you inspire me, becky...you seem to live very intentional. The fact that you have met several really close friends through blogging and you are vacationing with one of them and spending a week with two of them this week proves it. have a blast this week...takes lots of pictures!

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  26. I loved this when I read it the first time....and I loved it even more today, Becky. It's so beautiful - and your photos enhance each and every scripture verse. Praying that you have safe travels and a happy trip, my friend! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  27. on those hard days...which honestly is often...I am undone that He loves me like this..
    thank you for re-sharing because I never tire of it
    I know you are having a blast..prayed for you two today..you were on my heart
    xoxo

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  28. I love your OBX pics. Makes me wish I had my camera out more when we were there. Oh well, next time :) Have a great trip!

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  29. HI Becky, realize you may not see this until you get back...I have an order sitting in your Etsy shop. I would like to pay with a check (I just did that with Sasha) so that I don't add to our credit card. If you could email when you are back in the swing of things, I would appreciate it!

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  30. Love this Becky! I love your mom and that she loves Jesus and showed you to know him. I am sitting here crying..the words with your pictures is just beyond wonderful. Have a great time!! xoxo

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  31. looked like it was an amazing trip in so many ways!!!

    I LOVE how you put these TRUTHS in this post with the pics...
    these Truths and me are inseparable.

    xo

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  32. we just got home from a big trip out west - we made it as far as Idaho...so breath taking

    btw; do not give up on this fitness routine...stand tall

    (do you have a bracelet that says that?) if not, I'd like one :)
    xo+blessings,
    Anne Marie
    (and yes, this post did bless me)

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  33. Love this! I want to use it with my girlies in the class! And it reminds me to delve into psalm 139~ miss you. :(

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  34. Becky! You might not remember me, but I used to be an avid follower of your blog. Unfortunately life took some twists and turns and I got busy... I hadn't visited your blog in quite some time. Well, I am involved in a bible study on Ephesians and I wanted to find images with quotes from Ephesians to share with my study group. I googled "Ephesians 1 11-12 image" and it took me straight to you! God has led me back to your blog. :) I just thought it was an interesting coincidence. I had loved your blog before and always was inspired by you. I'm glad God has led me back :) Hope life is treating you well.. I just thought I'd share the story.

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    1. Hi Christina,
      Of course I remember you. Thank YOU for telling me this. I always wonder where people went when they fall off. Glad you're back;) God is good!

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