I have been praying for God to open my eyes and show me the truth on a daily, and sometimes on a moment by moment, basis. I have begun to marvel at his creation, taking the time to truly look at people and see who God created them to be. I'm beginning to notice what color eyes they have, their smile, their joy or sadness, and their attitude -- in short, getting a brief glimpse of who they really are.

If you have never really taken the time to notice those around you, you should. It is remarkable how much you can notice in a short space of time.

As I feel led, I have begun sharing my insights with these people, and their reactions never cease to amaze me.

Why is it so rare to share these thoughts? Being able to share these moments with others is a privilege. It is horrific to me how many men and women fail to see how beautiful God created them to be. Lies completely blind those who believe them.

As I seek to model Christ's love to others and teach my children what love should look like, I am humbled. I am humbled at how hard it can be and how totally against my nature it is. Each moment we can share in another's life is one of the greatest gifts we can experience this side of Heaven. I am so thankful for the privilege of knowing people who are truly more amazing, beautiful, and talented than they may ever realize.

Posted by Crystal on December 29, 2007 at 10:51AM.

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  1. Crystal, Hi. You don't know me but I know Rachelle. I am a Case Manager at SRS. I love Rachelle. She told me to go on to your websites and read about her adoption story. She also had me read something that you wrote and all I could say was Wow! What a wonderful person and family you guys are. Thank you for letting me see a little into the life of Rachelle. I hope to meet you when you come for her visit. You have truly inspired me. Thanks again, Jodi V.

    Posted by Jodi V | January 3, 2008 at 9:02PM

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