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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: See (07/22/10)

TITLE: When I Come to Visit
By Heather MacInnis


My Dear Friend,

I want you to believe that when I come to visit you, it really is you I come to see.

You worry so about things like dust bunnies. I honestly have never seen one in your home. You tell me they are there, but I think they must be hiding in very far corners. It bothers me that the nasty little critters give you such grief and put such a furrow on your brow. They must be different from the dust bunnies in my house. Mine have free rein, multiply rapidly and never give me a momentís worry. ďLive and let liveĒ as I always say.

You worry too about what to feed me. Let me put your mind at ease. I really donít need a five course meal and three choices of dessert. It keeps you so busy serving that we donít have time enough to talk. I am ashamed to admit that I could probably live a month off of my fat; so trust me when I say, I really just want to see you.

And please donít feel the need to pull out the good china. Save that for strangers who want to be impressed. You know, I am a bit clumsy, so a mug I donít need to worry about breaking would really help us both relax. I promise I never see wear marks or the crack where a handle has been glued on. If it was special enough for you to fix, Iím honoured youíd share it with me.

Please, let me tell you what I see when I come to visit you. I see someone who has wonderful stories to share and lessons to teach. I see a smile that lights up the room when I have good news. I see eyes that well up with tears when I am hurting. I see hands that love to serve, and arms that wrap me in love. I hope you see the same when you see me.

So, next time I come to visit, pour me a glass of water or a cup of tea and come sit with me. Weíll dream and scheme and laugh at the world. Tell me your stories and let me learn from you. Let your dust bunnies come a little closer and listen in. Iíll never see them, I promise. Iíll always see only you.


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Kathy Barnes07/30/10
We all seem to have a little Martha in us and we often miss the fellowship if we are not careful. Too many times, we do the same with Christ. Thank you for this lovely reminder of what is important.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/31/10
This is a wonderful letter. I feel like my friends could have written it just for me. Since I've been ill, I have been able to keep my house as clean as I would like. Because of this I have isolated myself and rarely have people over anymore. You helped open my eyes. God bless your kind vision.
Genia Gilbert08/02/10
This is sweet and eye-opening as I think you intended. Good job
Phee Paradise 08/04/10
I love this letter. I want to be that friend and to have friends like that. Well done.
Lollie Hofer 08/05/10
There's a lot of truth packed into this letter. Well done! And congrats on your win, it's well-deserved.
Cindy Barclay08/08/10
Great perspective- fantastic lesson. Great to hear the right priorities of relationships instead of House Beautiful! Congrats on your win. Blessings- Cindy