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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sorry we've been so quiet this week. Di had her surgery yesterday and we were all on pins and needles as we waited. I've never had a group of friends that I felt so in tune with -- and I know that Di's surgery really put us all "down" as we went through it with her emotionally. I know we all wished we could take on the pain too. Emotionally, we did just that and it's taken a toll on creativity. (Small price to pay!)

We are all feeling relieved that the surgery is over, that her doctor thinks she got everything, and that chemo will take care of anything that THINKS it's going to grow again. Me, being the vain one, I'm hoping that she got a taut tummy out of all this, Connection/Fellowship/walking with one another through valleys and on mountaintops, it's why God puts us here, I suppose. I mean, yes, we've seen the bestseller lists together, and that's a good thing. But it's knowing your friends are there if you get fired, if you get cancer, if you have pain of any sort, that makes the difference in life.

Real friendships come from NOT hitting the bestsellers' list. From getting one more rejection more than you can handle. From one more Google alert that says, "You SUCK as a writer!" So if you think our friendship is based on success, I'm here to tell you, it's based on years and years and years of testing and failure.

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Kristin  
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At 12:51 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Well said .... and from what I have seen ... well lived out. I think God must be smiling with pride as He watches you all together.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

You said it, Kris. I know I'm the new girl on the blog, but the history we have together has proven our friendship. Thank you for that beautiful picture. It makes me homesick for California...but not the traffic.

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I want God to smile with HEALING. I don't say this to build ourselves up at all, just to say I'm so grateful for my buddies. They have been there for me for some really dark stuff and I'm grateful.

The picture is from my walk, isn't it gorgeous?

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I want to go walking with you, Kris!

 
At 2:30 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

So glad to hear the positive report on Diann!

 
At 5:32 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Amen! You are absolutely correct.

Please let Diann know that I am praying for her and that my ladies prayer group has also.

I hope that she is resting and that they are controlling her pain.

God bless every single one of you ladies who are there supporting, praying and giving her all the love that she needs.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

If only we all WERE there. Colleen's shouldering the whole load. Of course, it would be a madhouse if all of us were there, but Colleen wouldn't have to carry it all.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

If only we all WERE there. Colleen's shouldering the whole load. Of course, it would be a madhouse if all of us were there, but Colleen wouldn't have to carry it all.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

If only we all WERE there. Colleen's shouldering the whole load. Of course, it would be a madhouse if all of us were there, but Colleen wouldn't have to carry it all.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

UM....my pointer finger got a spasm...sorry. ;-/

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Kristin,

I think smiling with healing is a fantastic idea! I didn't think that you meant to build yourselves up. But, I do think you are living out His desires for community among His children, and that has to make Him happy! He has to be giving an arm pump and declaring to the angels: "They got it! YES!" :-)

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Okay, now I am probably risking being annoying....

but it strikes that as we live out His intentions for community, we are offering healing to each other in God's name. I know we are talking healing for Diann, and I want it too...but in the mystery of it all, He will use community to heal her as well as His power ... not only theorectically, but I really believe in the mind, body, spirit connection in healing!

Bottom line, God, please restore health to Diann, and be glorified in the relationships You have brought together.

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

That was beautiful, Beverly. How on earth could that be annoying? It's exactly what God calls us to. You're absolutely right.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

You totally nailed how we've all felt, Kristin! It's like we're going through it ourselves. They had Di up and walking twice today. She is looking better and better!

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

A perfect tribute to true friends, Kristin. I SO believe God is going to smile with HEALING, and all those little critters are soon to be crispy. ;)

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

What a beautiful post, K! Beverly is right (and said it so beautifully!), you all are part of my healing. Every time I see a whispered prayer being offered or a kind word, a joke or ornery comment, they all bring me joy and a wisp of healing.

True friendship is, without a doubt, a gift from God!!

Thank you for taking this journey with me. I love you all!

 

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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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