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Saturday, January 8, 2011


I've begun the process of packing up my place, since I'll be receiving the keys to my new apartment on Yeongdo Island in just a week!  I can barely contain my excitement!  More about the apartment later!

My point is, I was working on taking down special pictures, Christmas cards, and notes that I've received since being in Korea!  Back in July of 2009, I began hanging post it notes, on the back of my bathroom door, of encouraging things that friends and family had sent over e-mail, or through the snail mail!  I even wrote a couple notes from Jesus to remind me that he was in control, and loved me unconditionally!  I did this back when life was looking unsure for me, and when a kind word was what ultimately got me out of bed in the morning, and kept me pushing forward!  My, how I've come a long way since those days!

Anyhow, tonight, I was pulling those post it notes down and reading each one as I gently peeled them from the door!  There was something about this one that caught me in my tracks!  

It goes without saying that the following people played a huge part in my restoration process... I like to think of them as my little angels!  Thank you to each of you, for your encouraging words, notes, and letters!  I have read them over and over again, as they held their special place on my bathroom door, and I have physically felt your love, from across the ocean!

Rachel Shinn, Kirstin Murphy, my mom, Kathy Gross, my dad, my sister, Sherry Gregory, Aaron, Neil Gatten, Erin Werner, Lynzi Irvine, April Heuseveldt, Krista Palmer, Jill Bould, Katie Olson, Megan Sirulnik, and Jan Pickett. Mayo, Sarah Ashley, Karyn Hill, Kelsey Rusch, Molly and Chris Anderson, Shondra O'Meara, Stella, Cassie Robertson, my aunt Barb, and of course, my greatest fan and the ultimate restorer of my life, Jesus!


  1. Honored to be among these precious people in your life! Jesus's restoration process in your life is obvious, and I really am proud of you too. :) PS... what's my last name?

  2. LUKE 17:
    15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
    16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him...
    19 Then Jesus said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
    (Love you, Mom)

  3. I am also honored Jillers. Love you tons and love seeing all the growth and restoration that Jesus has done and continues to do. You are AMAZING! Miss you.

  4. awww. My heart feels so soft right now.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jesus is good that way...but, you know that, and there's nothing sweeter than that knowledge and security. I get it... =)

    And, Kathy Gross is someone I know, too!! small, small world....

    Think of you often,