Monday, October 3, 2011

My Heart's Dee-Light!

The name of my blog fits right in with the title of my post today because I'm thinking of a group of people who ARE my heart's delight: my former Amish friends. They are truly a treasure.

I smile when I hear about their accomplishments. I cry when I hear they're sad or feeling rejected. I cheer when one of them goes after a big dream, and I want to hug them all when I see how stoic they are in the face of much trouble.

There is nothing that pleases my heart more than when one of my friends makes me laugh--makes me proud--makes me know Who made them.

To all my former Amish friends: you inspire me! What a blessing to have each one of you in my life! Here are just a few of them:




7 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

And what a blessing you are to all of them, Dee. thank you for sharing the pictures. LOVE it!

Dee Yoder said...

THank you, Jo!

Patty Wysong said...

I love hearing about the different ones, Dee!

Dee Yoder said...

They are such blessings, Peej! Thanks for your comment.

Parenting Expert Brenda Nixon said...

Y'know it kinda hurts when I hear those who don't understand, or have the experiences you do, blow off the former-Amish as bitter. If these young folks share their sorrow or painful upbringing, why do other interpret that as bitter? All the ones I've met & you know are just trying to adjust to a culture they were warned to avoid, trying to make friends, overcome their family's rejection & mixed-messages, conditional love, and the crushing legalism they grew up in. They want a birth certificate, SS#, a job, and a feeling of belonging. I've found former-Amish to be kind, decent, and hard-working, and some have a terrific sense of humor :-)

Rita Garcia said...

Dee, you inspire me! Thanks for sharing the pictures! Hugs!

Dee Yoder said...

Thanks for re-posting this, Brenda. I appreciate your thoughts and comments!

Rita, these young people are very inspiring for me, too!