Love Letters // 04

Love Letters | The Kardia Blog Dear Caleb Hiapo,

I am definitely the luckiest girl in the world. Last Friday for our anniversary you cooked me a four course meal, complete with background music and candles!! You planned it out and stayed up late to get everything ready, and it turned out AMAZING! Thank you so much honey! I loved it so much! You definitely get the best boyfriend award, although I think I already gave you that award a few times...but another one doesn't hurt, right? ;)

Dear Briggitte,

You are the sweetest girl I know! You're always there when someone needs to talk, you make an effort to show people that you care, and you always know how to brighten someone's day. I'm so glad to be able to help you get everything organized for Outreach and Community Service for Campus Ministries. I love seeing you take leadership and help others :) You're amazing!

Dear Thanksgiving break,

You're here!! Finally!! I've been looking forward to you all month! In less than 12 hours I will be home again :) The craziness of this past week has really burnt me out, and I'm in dire need of some rest. Please go by slowly so that I can enjoy every minute.

Dear city of Lincoln,

I really wish you would learn that when it snows, you plow the snow off the streets, not just dump a whole bunch of salt on the road. All the packed down snow and ice just makes driving even more dangerous. The world doesn't end when it snows 3 inches. You're part of the midwest, c'mon!

Sincerely,

A Minnesota Girl

To: Me (and you)

From: God

Sweetheart,

I know that it's difficult to wait. You may even feel like you're becoming an expert at waiting. I know what situation you're in though, and I have something for you to learn in the process. So keep waiting and start learning. Your patience will be rewarded. I guarantee it.

- Your heavenly Dad

Love Note

8 The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

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Love Letters // 03

Love Letters | The Kardia Blog

Dear Caleb,

It's been one month since you moved here to Lincoln! I am so blessed to have you in my life :) Thank you for making an apple pie with me, even though we were both busy and never got around to taking the pictures of it (the whole point of making it in the first place!) It was sooo good. I can't wait to make another! Yum!

Dear Kiara,

I am so glad to be best friends with you! :) All our inside jokes, random singing, being walking buddies - those just cover the surface level of our relationship! I know that I can go to you if I need someone to talk to or listen to me. And you should know that I'm always there for you too.

P.S. You still need to draw me a lion ;)

Dear Yik Yak,

You're basically the anonymous twitter for college students! Now if only people from my school didn't post negative things and ruin all the fun...

Dear Phone Case,

Thank you for protecting my phone for the millions of times I've dropped it. Concret, leaves, stairs, and falling off my bed have nothing on you! Keep it up! You look real cute too ;)

To: Me (and you)

From: God

 Precious Daughter,

Life is hard. Life is demanding. Life may feel like one constant waiting game. But don't lose hope. Waiting may seem to make up a good portion of your life, but never have I left your story go unfinished. I never will. Just wait, trust in me, and obey. I can make things happen that you never thought would be possible.

- Your Hope

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11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

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Love Letters // 02

Love Letters | The Kardia Blog
Dearest Caleb,

Words can't express how happy I am to finally be together in the same state as you! Day to day life dragged by really slowly without you here. I know you hate strongly dislike Nebraska, but yet you packed up everything you have to move here... to be with me. And I love you for that :)  You are such a blessing to me. For real.

Dear Karina,

Can I just say that I am so glad I get to call you one of my best friends? :) Even when you're exhausted and worn out, you still manage to be one of the happiest people I know! Your bubbly personality is why so many people look up to you. Don't give up, love! I can't wait to see what God has in store for you!

Dear Downtown Lincoln,

You looked absolutely beautiful last night. I just wish I had more time to walk slowly, hand in hand with my love, down your lighted streets. The cool breeze flowing through the warm night was perfect. Don't let nights like that go away! I'll be back.

Dear Payday,

Please come soon!

Sincerely,

A Broke College Student

To: Me (and you)

From: God

My child,

Next time you spend the night tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep, remember this: You are safe with me! Close your eyes and find rest and peace in me. Sweet dreams!

- Your caring Father

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I will lie down in peace, and sleep; For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalms 4:8

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Love Letters // 01

Love Letters | The Kardia BlogDear Caleb,

I miss you so much. These past few days have been rough. Not being able to be with my best friend is really hard. But every time I see your picture pop up on caller ID, I smile. I smile because I realize just how special you are to me :) I'm so proud of all the hard work you do and for not only dreaming of what you want, but actually doing it. I've never met someone more driven than you. I can't wait to be with you again! I love you.

Dear Weekend,

You are looking so promising, being 3 days instead of just 2. You bring with you a holy and special day of rest. A much needed day of rest. I'm so excited to have the chance to relax and recharge after this crazy busy week.

Dear French Manicure,

Why couldn't you last at least a week?!

Dear Blog,

You are now a week and one day old!! I'm so glad I decided to start you and I'm more than excited to see what is in store for us!

To: Me (and you) From: God

My Daughter,

Do not be anxious. It's easy to feel lost in this fast-paced, get-it-done-now, do-this-and-that world. When you are feeling lost, alone, or overwhelmed, remember that I am your shepherd. I will search for you myself and keep you safe. Count on it. Cast your burdens on me.

Abide in me and you will find rest.

- Your loving Father

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6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

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