In the past few days, I have come to find out that some of my correspondences (more than one situation) were based on fictitious people.  I was hurt to know this, but more than that, I want to know the real people and love them for who they are, not who they felt like they had to pretend to be.  I prayed earnestly during my conversations with these individuals (over the course of weeks, months of writing them), and I know that God will use those prayers to reach them and bring them closer to Him.  That is more than I can ask for, and I am grateful to have had that chance, even if it didn’t look the way I thought it did. If you are one of those people, I am not angry, and I would love the chance to get to know (the real) you.  I know God will bless your decisions to be honest with me and I respect you tremendously.  He is a God of grace and of forgiveness…I am honored to have the opportunity to extend that same forgiveness.
As a result of this “I want to know you too!”  feeling, a dear friend suggested I change my settings, so you may notice that you can no longer post as “anonymous.”  It is certainly NOT to discourage anyone from writing….I love to read what you share, and look forward to it everyday.  It is because I really want to know you, to see your faces and your names….please don’t stop sharing your hearts with me! 
Thanks for understanding,
p.s. Can you believe Coco sold for $560?!?!?!?! I am so excited!!!!!! Now it’s and even better Mother’s Day present! I bet the other people selling similar purses on Ebay are really confused….
***Update*** Susan, who commented at 11:47 on the the”vous et nul autre” post included a beautiful quote from Melody Beattie on gratitude.  I think God is so great when He shows up unexpectedly….a few people have written and asked what book I was reading when I saw the story of the wedding bands….it was “The Lessons of Love” by, you guessed it, Melody Beattie.
Thank you, Susan.  And so nice to meet you:)