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10/18/12
Made me cry. Good treatment of the theme. A very compelling piece and well written. Good job.
Wow! what a powerful message. You spoke volumes with your words and tugged at my heart. There are so many messages here. I think I especially needed to hear the one that it's what is on the inside that matters. I can look back at the first half of my life and see a beautiful person on the outside (though then you'd never be able to convince me of that) That person hurt so much. But through the years I've changed not just physically where my weight doubled and my illness makes me tremor and sweat. I can hardly stand to look into the mirror but my children have given me such blessings and I look at what wonderful creatures they've turned into and feel so blessed to know my adult children love and respect me for my inside qualities. My daughter is getting married in a week and I've been dreading the picture taking portion of the day. But your story has helped diminish that fear--at least for now. I think I'll reread this next week at this time. Thank you for writing what God put on your heart and for blessing me with your words.
10/19/12
This held my attention completely, and the point is well made. Good writing, and the contrasts make your title perfect.
10/19/12
This held my attention completely, and the point is well made. Good writing, and the contrasts make your title perfect.
You have done an outstanding job with characterization and in showing us exactly what "blessing" is.
10/20/12
Compelling piece and excellent characterisation. Great message too. This has everything!
10/21/12
Very insightful. Thanks for sharing such depth and love sisters have for each other.
10/25/12
This is just brilliant and well deserving of first place. You have portrayed deep and not to be forgotten truths in a wonderful way. Thankyou
Beautiful piece, full of depth and wisdom. Your story keeps our interest throughout. I especially like the finish - it's different for a story like this, but fits quite well. Excellent writing.
10/25/12
Congrats Addie! Good job! God bless!
10/25/12
This is amazing, and the ending made me want to cry. It's a great take on the topic. Congratulations on winning 1st!
10/26/12
Congratulations on your profound and lovely winning story. It makes me think about how scripture says that God doesn't see as we do but looks at our hearts. Thank you for the reminder throughout your creatively written article.
I was truly blessed to have read this. I want to thank you so much for writing something that I believe so many can identify with in one way or another. I for one, have two very beautiful sisters, married to successful husbands. They have always had more friends than I; had an eye for fashion more than I and the money with which to purchase the very latest in women's designs. My sister's both believe in God, don't get me wrong, although I don't know what their heart - relationship is, I know what mine is. And even though I have had a lot of pain in my life both physical and emotional, I have been truly blessed with my love - relationship with my heavenly Father. Thank you for this poignant reminder that is what is priceless; that is what blessed truly is. May all the blessings that I believe you have blessed others with come richly back to you, a hundred fold... jerseygirl
I was truly blessed to have read this. I want to thank you so much for writing something that I believe so many can identify with in one way or another. I for one, have two very beautiful sisters, married to successful husbands. They have always had more friends than I; had an eye for fashion more than I and the money with which to purchase the very latest in women's designs. My sister's both believe in God, don't get me wrong, although I don't know what their heart - relationship is, I know what mine is. And even though I have had a lot of pain in my life both physical and emotional, I have been truly blessed with my love - relationship with my heavenly Father. Thank you for this poignant reminder that is what is priceless; that is what blessed truly is. May all the blessings that I believe you have blessed others with come richly back to you, a hundred fold... jerseygirl