Wednesday, January 25, 2012

She brings me an afghan and places it on me, tucking it in around my achy legs. 
Still my favorite mom after all these years. :) 
She knows the balance of compassion and discipline..she gets it and i'm blessed because of it.
She created a safe harbor for her family. A place of peace and rest in a broken world.  My father and her worked hard to provide this home for their children. It's never been a particular home but wherever God brought us their love bloomed and our home was safe.
I did my best growing here and it hasn't changed.
I'm on a vacation and it's allowing me time to rest once again.
*I've picked up a good book
'One thousands Gifts' (Ann Voskamp)
*I'm listening to soothing music all day
 *chatting with my momma keeping her company.
 *loving my sweet 11 month old who can't get around fast enough for his liking but having a great time.
We are enjoying this trip to say the least.

I pray you have a place like this or that you can create a similiar atmosphere wherever you find yourself.  I was blessed with protection and love for 23 years.  I'm really working hard to build that in my own home.  My home is with Darren and even though I find that my strength in Christ is renewed when I come visit with my family I love to be with my man.

After half a day of traveling we arrived safely and now will remember fond memories of good conversations with strangers.  I'm glad we talked and didn't ignore the other.  Having a baby seems to make starting a conversation easier, wouldn't you agree?

I spent the day open hearted to God allowing Him to pour his word in.  I've Settled into the couch with a heart full of words to write that make it safely to my word document that reads:
"My Book"
Finally I have embraced this place that leaves my heart skipping a beat every time it comes to mind.  That i've dared to be vullnerable and carry no fancy title or degree.  I'm simply a young girl with a meaningful message to share. 
My intentions are to love and encourage woman across the world. 
A passion to see another life come together as a result of these words would be incredible.
If you know me then you'll believe me when I say my prayers go before and after each page written.  I go back and re-read reminding myself to have patience and grace for myself through this process.  It takes time and life still happens as I write to you. 
I pray it would be recieved well if that's His will.
It's going to be an adventure and one I want to share with the ones who have seen me grow over the years. (you) :) 
I don't know what God will do with all these words and my story but if all falls short at least I will have grown closer to God because of it.