This is one of the most beautiful things I've read in a long, long time. I am stunned. Speechless.
#1 Jana Carlson on 2009-02-05 23:07
Ali, that was beautiful. I'm linking to you in my blog. Thanks :-) Sophie
#2 Sophie (Homepage) on 2009-02-06 11:51
Ali, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. I'm very blessed to be able to see how God is leading you to grow and giving you new insights for the ministry He's called you to. My prayer is that He will continue His work in you and work through you to help many.
#3 Lilly (Homepage) on 2009-02-06 12:34
Thank you, Ali, for putting my feelings into words. Means more than you know.
#4 marcie on 2009-02-06 13:14
You write brilliantly and I hope you never stop sharing your joys, fears and tears with whomever will listen.
#5 Hilary on 2009-02-06 20:54
All of the above. This was heart-wrenching in the best way.
#6 Lenae (Homepage) on 2009-02-06 21:28
Oh that blindness!
#7 Dave Sutherland on 2009-02-06 22:59
Ali, this is beautiful. What a sobering reminder for all of us.
#8 Emily (Homepage) on 2009-02-07 00:32
Incredibly written and very thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing your gift/lesson with us.
#9 Kaylene (Homepage) on 2009-02-07 16:46
This is wonderfully written. Thank-you so much for writing it. This should be mandatory reading material for anyone going overseas to do any missions or humanitarian work.

Thank-you again.
#10 Anna (Homepage) on 2009-02-09 22:13
oh wow. i got goosebumps and tears and sorrow...and ali, that was incredible. i am so grateful for the gift of writing that God has placed in you because i am one of many recipients: your example is ever-challenging and as the Holy Spirit has been stirring me similarly i continue to be overwhelmed by many new and confusing emotions. how i long for the day when we are blind no more! ...when we stand before the throne with people of all languages and nations, colors and backgrounds. ...when we watch Christ move among them and us knowing each of our stories more intricately than we know them ourselves. ...when there will be no more pain, no more suffering, no more confusion, no more hopelessness, no more sorrow, no more hurt, no more death, no more SIN! hallelujah!

...and so i wait for that day and thank God for your words that continue to challenge me to open my eyes.
#11 Jennifer Lightfoot (Homepage) on 2009-02-12 13:33
You are doing amazing work, you are growing in amazing ways - you are thanked and appreciated.
#12 StumbleBee (Homepage) on 2009-02-16 17:58
tears. so beautiful. can I share this on a blog and credit you with it?
#13 Audrey on 2011-06-28 17:59
Of course, my dear. =)
#13.1 Ali C. (Homepage) on 2011-06-28 18:12
Breath taking.
#14 Margaux (Homepage) on 2011-12-29 20:28
Hi Ali, Jennifer Haggan is my sister...Found your blog today and was blown away. I shared this piece today on mine...It's one of the most powerful things I've read in a long time. Thanks for sharing.
#15 Jessica Smartt (Homepage) on 2013-04-16 21:56
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