"The thistle is a prickly flower, aye, but how it is sweetly worn."

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Coffee Date- Getting to know you...

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Ok here is a coffee date blog that I did to participate in a link up with http://www.5ohwifey.com/ and http://ragstostitchesblog.com/.  Jury still out on whether I will ever do this again.  Haha.  Just about my experience with blogging over the last 4 years.

Also, if you follow my blog via facebook, would you mind officially following along?  Fab :)

8 comments:

5ohWifey said...

Girl... just so you know, even though its public you can turn those anonymous comments OFF. I love that you are blogging about your freedom in Jesus. Glad you linked up

Laura said...

Came across your blog... looking forward to reading more. Glad you put yourself out there and can show your strength! Blessings!

~Laura @FindingEncouragement

ThistleAshD said...

Oh my. That might be the best news I've gotten via a comment ever. Am going to figure out how to do that ASAP

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks finding me :) looking forward to checking yours out

Natalie said...

Yes, I agree wtih @5ohWifey, turn them OFF and be bold in sharing your story! That takes bravery, and God is so gracious to use our struggles to help others :-) Glad you linked up!

Lauren said...

Ashley,

I know I made your life extremely difficult when Michael and I started dating. I'm sorry... and I know that doesn't even begin to cover it. I can't begin to explain to you the guilt I carry about everything that happened, but I, too, was also in a terrible relationship with him. I was lied to about who he really was and his secret life. I resented you and was full of misplaced jealousy and hatred. It was an absolutely horrible feeling and experience and caused a LOT of anxiety for me, to the point where I needed to seek out a therapist and begin taking medication for it. I was having the most severe, frequent panic attacks and could barely make it to work and school. Since Michael and I broke up, I have learned a lot about myself, and I'm even growing to love myself more and more, little by little, everyday. I just want you to know that I think I've been following your blog because I always subconsciously saw you as such a raw, human, flawed person that I could relate to more than I realized. I honestly think you have an amazing story, and such a powerful way of turning horrifying experiences into beautiful lessons. Opening up to other women out there makes a bigger impact than you know. We share a lot of political views and place great importance on the rights of women and equality of all people. I think your message is a beautiful one and I aspire to be more like you. I think we are a lot more alike than you realize and I'd actually love to get to know you better despite all that's happened. I realize that this is probably asking a lot, and I understand if you want nothing to do with me, but I at least had to let you know that your words and grace are so inspiring. Your strength, courage and ability to learn from the most painful of hardships is amazing. Hang in there. You're a wonderful mother and I hope that you love yourself and free yourself of all guilt so that you can experience life with Jude to the absolute fullest. You deserve nothing less. You are special.

-Lauren

ThistleAshD said...

Thanks :) God is definitely gracious. He is doing things and just healing parts of my life I never expected to be healed.

ThistleAshD said...

Oh Lauren. This touched me to the point of tears. I messaged you in fb. Your humility with this comment is beautiful and admirable. And I am just overwhelmed with love and appreciation right now. Thank you !!!