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The story began on Christmas 1985 when I was just nine years old. I received my first camera as a gift that year. It was film, of course. One of those old-fashioned rectangular Kodak cameras, I’m quite sure. $10? $15? $20 max? Who knows how much that camera cost. I might not have known it…

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One year ago today, I boarded a plane to Kenya, Africa. I always dreamed of serving in Africa. I always knew I’d go someday. But I never, ever dreamed it would be so soon. You see, it wasn’t my choosing as to when, how, where, or with whom I’d travel to Africa. One random weekday…

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I held two long-standing dreams for my 40th birthday. Run a marathon Take a mission trip to Haiti with my husband Run a Marathon I was going to run Grandma’s Marathon in June 2016 or Twin Cities Marathon in October 2016. The dream to run a marathon for my 40th was serious and alive for a…

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  • Carol FemlingJuly 2, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    I cried all the way through this post!! Yikes!!! I had Tiff go into our house to get some tissues, as we were in the car ready to go somewhere.The song that Tiff has on the radio right now is “God is on the Move…Alleluia”! I know that this song was meant for you right this minute. You are always on the move with so many good things happening, all in the name of love!! Keep being the person you are!! You are AMAZING!! Of course being your mom I would think that! ❤️ Enjoy this special 40th birthday today and enjoy every day from here on. You are very loved by me….your mom!! Happy HAPPY Birthday, my dear sweet daughter!!! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CampbellJuly 2, 2016 - 3:58 pm

    Beautiful! God ways and paths are not always clear, and we may seem confused or questioning, but they are always good. Praying for you on your birthday and knowing God will bless it with sweetness and contentment.ReplyCancel

  • Tom BaunsgardJuly 2, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    Happy 40th Birthday Amy! May the next 40 years will be filled with Blessings too!ReplyCancel

A story’s been sitting in my heart. Deep. Within. Crying to be let out for nearly two months now. A story of FINE. “How are you?” “FINE.” “How are you?” “FINE.” This story of FINE. It’s so old. I’m so over it. So done with the mask of FINE. FINE. FINE. Let me tell you the…

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  • Tom BaunsgardJanuary 30, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    Interesting post Amy. So How are you? I’m good, I’m blessed and i’m “fine” with that 🙂ReplyCancel

“…all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  –Psalm 139:16 I’ve already published 10 posts about my trip to Africa. Technically, the series is complete. But my heart knows you haven’t heard the whole story. I’ve been holding a lot inside, handling memories tenderly, delicately and dear….

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  • Tricia Wells OlsonDecember 19, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    No words, amy! Just eyes filled with tears as I read your words, your heart and Gods love for Africa! This is by far my favorite post from you…feeling like I’m there with you and I love each one of these special gifts from God that you have touched, that God has loved from the beginning…even though I have not met even one of them! Thank you, Amy, for being Gods hands, His feet, His heart!!! And most of all…THANK YOU GOD!!!ReplyCancel

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