Share the Beauty


The above video hardly does Emily Wierenga justice. I would have re-recorded it over and over if it weren’t for the children she mentioned hanging on all sides. I adore her, her words, her tender way of seeing the world broken and how she loves it.

Her family struggles now, her mother-in-law battling breast cancer. She runs this Sunday on her mother-in-law’s behalf, a race for the cure.

The struggle is real for so many of us, and even as Emily prepared to run this race, her doctor found a lump in her own right breast. Some struggles become Tangible. A mammogram on Monday will tell whether Emily’s lump is benign or not.

Would you please pray for Emily and for her mother-in-law?

Would you consider donating even a few dollars for Emily’s race tomorrow?

Thank you, friends. This community of bloggers is nothing if we can’t reach through the screen in tangible ways when the opportunity comes. Reaching through, the skin-to-skin of life here on earth, it is beautiful, worth running for and worth saying aloud with the mouth.

amberhaines
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19 Comments

imperfect prose
Reply October 1, 2011

oh amber.

i love you.

Cassie Boorn
Reply October 1, 2011

I love when you read.

Thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful new blog.

Erika
Reply October 1, 2011

Your voice makes me smile. Emily's story makes me bleed.

Thank-you for sharing, I hadn't made it over to her blog yet for this week's edition of Imperfect Prose.

Corinne
Reply October 1, 2011

Her words, your voice, beautiful pairing.
Emily is a favorite... and is in my prayers.

Joy
Reply October 1, 2011

this prayer for tommorrow....

What loveliness, Amber, the two of you paired this way. Prayers for the Wierengas.

Amanda d
Reply October 1, 2011

Emily is a special, special soul. Thanks for sharing this ... I've been praying & will continue to do so for their family.

Arianne
Reply October 2, 2011

I'm so grateful to see your face and hear your voice today. Much needed poetry for my being this morning.

Laure
Reply October 2, 2011

“What if I find nothing but moonlight?”

“Then you will have found the reflection of a reflection.”

~ attributed to Chopin and Delacroix

I wandered earlier along the lines of these words and then along the lines of your reading. Sometimes this is all we can be for others ... the reflection of a reflection.

Keira
Reply October 4, 2011

I hope I can donate too...

Sarah@EmergingMummy
Reply October 4, 2011

Your accent, Emily's writing and bam. I'm on the floor. Wow. (Praying, of course, and praising God it was benign.)

rain
Reply October 4, 2011

i cried when i read it the first time, and again as i listen to you read. i love emily with all my heart and this beautiful reading of her words, of her life and all the joys and sorrows of it just make it all the more tender.

John
Reply October 4, 2011

i cried when i read it the first time, and again as i listen to you read. i love emily with all my heart and this beautiful reading of her words, of her life and all the joys and sorrows of it just make it all the more tender.
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+1

haleykc
Reply October 6, 2011

Tears at the weight of the words combined with your lovely accent. Thank you.

james
Reply October 6, 2011

my wife just sent this link over. I was impressed by the reading and very emotional words. and yes , lovely accent does the reading wonders.

Rachelle Sung
Reply October 7, 2011

I just got here by accident and I am so delighted with the video. I wish that I can help Emily with her struggles. I understand how difficult it is to suffer breast cancer, my Aunt suffer it too. I pray that Emily and her mother in law will be strong as they fight the battle for breast cancer.

Helga
Reply October 10, 2011

This is very inspiring...Everyone should know about this...

Tammie
Reply October 18, 2011

Don't you worry because a lot of people will donate for you...Just pray and be positive..

Nikkie
Reply October 23, 2011

Everything will be fine then as long as you believe and trust Him...

Xyra
Reply October 25, 2011

We have to definitely share the beauty and we all want to help them too...

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