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On Sophia

April 4, 2014

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This girl.  Oh, this girl has stolen my heart.

She is the one and only girl student at the Tanalian Leadership Center this year.  She is a walking, talking example of God’s redemption.  Proof that He can heal the deepest wounds and make all things BEAUTIFUL in their time.  And that is what she is.  In the two weeks I spent at the TLC girl’s house with her and Megan, I learned so much from her.  Isn’t she supposed to be a student?  Well, she demonstrated that we “older” girls have so much to learn still.

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I was so so so sad to leave Port Alsworth today!  I eventually decided to just jump on the airplane before I made a complete blubbering fool of myself with everyone standing there.  Sophia came running around to the other side of the airplane just as I started to climb in and gave me another huge hug.  I am sitting in the airport in Anchorage being all cozy in the huge sweater she gave me 🙂

Thank you, Sophia, for reminding me that God DOES heal, that the bravest thing to do is to simply walk forward, and that He can restore all that we cherish, 10 times over.  The verse that makes me think of you is from Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed in strength and honor, and can laugh at the days to come.”  I am so glad to call you my friend!




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