Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest / The trees keep the tempo and they sway in time / Quartet of crickets chime in for the chorus / If I were to pluck on their heartstrings, would you strum on mine? ~Plant Life, Owl City

As many of you know, yesterday was not one of my favorite moments on the calender. 

A lot of things decided to happen all at hard hit in particular was aimed at my blog, and got very close to shutting me down. 

However, throughout the entire disastrous evening, I was overwhelmingly blessed by the love that poured from the hearts of my friends as they leapt to my defense. 

I was blown away by the messages, emails, comments, and other various feedback that flew to my heart from the hand of God and the keyboards of my friends. 

A blog post written by Grace at Puddles of Memories...comments from Mary at Sue-Sue's Stories...text messages, emails, and phone calls from friends all around the world that are too numerous to mention all here...

...every last one of them added a small piece of wood to the flickering fire of hope and endurance in my heart.

All through the night and into the wee hours of the morning, the notes...the prayers...the words of encouragement continued to slip from glory and into my hand. 

And I awoke to waltzing. 

Yes, my heart still hurts...confusion still abounds. 

But I have been blessed by all of you. 

You were used by the King... turn sorrow into joy

...and my mourning into dancing.

And again,

because of Him

and because of each and every one of you,

I will awake to waltz. 

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." ~C.S. Lewis

(For a more detailed account of the strike against DramaticElegance, and to get some very important new information about my URL and other blog changes, please take the time to read my post here.


  1. If your blog is something you love...never give it up. :)

  2. @Anne: I will never be giving up blogging. No matter what happens, I'll just be pushing through the rough stuff, and keeping it going. <3

  3. I am so glad you didn't give up! I didn't hear of the disaster until today, and I'm sorry it happened to you. :( Your blog is wonderful!

  4. @Hannah Grace: I ran into big problems with my posts, because they were posted under my old URL, so things weren't letting people get to my blog. But things are fixed now, and everything is going in the right direction...God is good, and the prayers and love are really wonderful! <3

  5. I'm so glad today is going better! I prayed for you right off the bat in today's morning devotional! I'm still miffed at whoever called you spam, though. Meh.

  6. @Grace: you're such a sweetheart. I am so lucky to have a twin like you. <3 Thank you for everything you did last night, and have continued to do throughout today. Ai lubs you.

  7. I'm so very glad you didn't give up blogging! It would have broke my heart! You and your writings are very dear to me<3 Love ya, hun and don't forget- God does too!<3 :) <3

  8. @Mary: you are the sweetest thing! I love you too! Thank you for everything you did to cheer me up and make me smile that night.

    Also, this is for everyone. THE OLD URL IS BACK! =D I am so excited about this! So go right ahead and keep up with the old DramaticElegance. If you did make any changes, please revert to the old URL from now on! <3


I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know there's nothing but light when I see you. :: Shinji Moon