Saturday, February 25, 2012

Have I ever told you?

Have I ever told you about my best friend in the whole world?

What a great friend she is to me?

How she always cheers me up and has just the right words at just the right time?

How funny she is? What a great taste in music and books she has?

How we can laugh at each other and we don't care? And how much fun we have together?

We've cried together...laughed together...shopped together...told secret's together...she's introduced to every good chick flick on this planet.

And I am so thankful for her. So, so, so, so thankful for her.

Emily Grace- I love you like a sister. I can't wait until we're in each other's weddings. And hold each others kids. But for now- let's be teenagers and laugh at each other and talk for hours on ends and watch movies and be girls. And be best friends for the rest of our lives. I love you.


Friday, February 24, 2012

These are the days...

These are the days for playing outside...

Doing school as fast as you can so you can spend hours building creations with scraps of wood...

Don't you wish everyday was like that?

Where you could just relax...and do whatever sounded nice.

Especially when it is 72 degrees here...and sunny...just wisps of clouds in the air.


I love it.

In February these last two days I've worn a t-shirt and flip flops. How awesome is that! And this past Sunday- IT SNOWED!

But who cares? I'll take it.

God- please let this amazing weather continue. It would be fantastic. With all my love- Bailey Elizabeth

Monday, February 20, 2012

But God

Wednesdays are typically not great days for me. School usually takes me forever. And I'm easily frustrated and overwhelmed.

But God. Oh but God.(If you haven't noticed I really love him.)

Have you ever heard Matthew 18:20, "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”?

There is no joking around with this verse. It's the truth.

Because on Wednesday nights when I'm very, very tired, two or more(or 35) are gathered in a basement and while we are singing at church, God is moving. He is there. You can feel it. As the voices are lifted to Him- He's there. It's incredible.

Today, at 11 when I had done two subjects and was on the verge of getting frustrated, I figured- hey, why not try listening to Jesus music and see if God does something in my heart? So I did.

I trusted He would. And He did.

My heart was put at peace.

My day was going badly.

BUT GOD. He moved in my heart.

And if you haven't caught it yet? I love Him. A whole whole whole lot. And you should too.

Because loves you. And if you trust Him, He will put your heart at peace.

Just like He did mine. And that's why He's my love.


Saturday, February 11, 2012


Today I get to see...

These girls...these crazy girls, that I love and have missed seeing on a regular basis.

And I get to spend an extra long time with this girl...

(Isn't she stunning?)

And I'm so see all of my amazing friends.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

I think I can tell you now...

So...I really am going to tell you now.

But please don't scroll to the bottom, because I want to tell the whole story.

It all started when I was in 2nd grade...

I would write little stories...

And draw little pictures to go with them...

And who knew that one day I would be writing a book?

Certainly not me! And honestly most of the time, I don't know what I'm doing.

But I love it.

Some days the words just flow out of my brain, through my fingers onto the keyboard.

Others I struggle with the hated writer's block...

Which by the way, is a real sickness. I'm sure of it. I had it for THREE weeks- it's torture.

But the last couple of days...the words have been flowing, very smoothly. Romantic words, sad words, inspiring words. Words that help tell part of MY story. My book.

And after months and months of sitting and staring at the computer screen...

After months and months of writing...

My very first rough draft of my book...

Is now complete.

And I hope through my book- people will see my heart.

They will be able to see my character.

They will be able to see me, for who I am.

A writer who loves Jesus and orphans and wants to let the world know.

Thank you.


P.S. Oh- but I might be changing the title...I'm not sure.

Friday, February 3, 2012


So I got on Blogger to write the post that answered the cliff hanger yesterday...

But instead I decided to tease you all a little longer and keep you guessing until tomorrow...

Hehe...this is so fun! Comment away!!!


P.S. No one has guessed correctly yet... :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I'm so stinkin' happy right now!

I just did something monumental.

Especially for a 14 year old girl in high school.

And I'm thrilled...

Really thrilled.

Couldn't be happier...

Not only has it been a very very good day...

But I did something huge(that may or may not effect my life forever)...

Wanna take a guess???