The Stuff of Life

What a Girl Wants


IMG_3058A note to my six-year-old story-writing self who blinked and somehow turned into a pushing-40-wife-of-the-most-amazing-husband-ever-and-mother-of-three-fantastically-wonderful-wild-and-crazy-boys.

Be thankful God doesn’t always give you what you want.

And to quote my friend Beth Moore (this is admittedly a quite lopsided friendship πŸ™‚ )

“He will either bless you with what you want, or he will bless more than just you with what you did not know to want.”

Preach it Beth. Clinging to those words today.

PS – To the four friends whose pending departure is definitely not what this girl wants and has left a stinking annoying hole in my heart: I love you and pray you will develop new endearing friendships, but I FORBID you to replace ours. Got it?


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

11 thoughts on “What a Girl Wants

  1. Sorry Nathan, you missed out big time! And I mean big time!

  2. You are the best Mr. Harms πŸ™‚

  3. People cannot be replaced! Moving changes things, but we aren’t going that far. We can be intentional. Plus, I’ll need those friends that knew me before I became a PW! Without Corey to pick on me, I might go crazy! I will miss you something fierce, though.

    • I’m pretty sure he’ll find a way to pick on you πŸ™‚ And we are definitely going to be intentional about hanging out and I already miss you even though you aren’t gone. And I’m a little jealous of those Dallas Center people. . .

  4. Amen, Kim! Resting in HIS arms today. Bittersweet…

  5. I love you, too, Kim!! And don’t you worry, these are lifelong friendships! No wait, eternal friendships!! Here’s to the rest of eternity with us! FYI-all our brokenness and junk will be gone in heaven. You might even like us a little more then. πŸ™‚ Is that possible?!

    • No brokenness and no sinus infections either… And there will be no need to move away to plant a church πŸ™‚ I think eternal friendship is definitely a good thing.

  6. BTW-what were you doing up at 2:21 am??

  7. oh…mine says 1:57 pm and it is really 8:58 am. Hmm…how does that work?

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