Shortly after Lillyann’s first birthday in April, 2010, I decided to write letters to her so she could hear my heart. Thought you would like to hear the introduction to those letters before I shared the first one. The journey is better when shared honestly with love, and it is with love that I now share. Thank you for sharing the journey:)
April 23, 2010
I decided to write letters to you on April 16, 2010 when Mere and I were on one of our long walks up Deep Creek. We were talking, as we always do when we walk together, and she said I should write for you. The idea to put that writing in the form of letters came today. You and I are both learning to walk. You are literally beginning to take your first steps alone, and I am beginning a new and exciting journey with the Holy Spirit. God is giving me messages, and I want to share with you. This is a turning point for me, and having you here makes all the difference. You encourage me to step out in faith and be who God wants me to be. The most important message underlies all the others; lead with your heart. When I lead with my head, I end up falling on my face. When I lead with my feet, I end up falling on my behind. I am just learning to lead with my heart so I can keep my balance and find God’s way. It took a long time for me to find the courage to turn around, look to God, and let my heart lead. Any day now, you will find the courage to begin walking with confidence and find your balance, as well. Trust me, Lillyann, life is never the same after you realize that loving God is all that matters in this life. I am learning that surrendering to the Holy Spirit means using God’s compass to find my way out of the darkness and allowing His light to fill my heart. The path is frightening, and I am often alone without a compass. The Holy Spirit gives me direction, and the company of beautiful friends and family to give me courage. That makes life a wonderful journey. I invite you to come along on Gigi’s Journey. With the Spirit as our guide, we are sure to have an amazing adventure.
There just aren’t words to describe the love I have for you Lillyann or for God, but I know the Holy Spirit will help me tell you the truth with love as we walk together. Mere would agree that it’s the company that makes this journey a joy, and we both love your company!
In Christ’s Perfect Love, Gigi:]