Be You Bravely

I have no fancy or eloquent way to begin this post.  Just this raw, unedited thought: I have been feeling ugly lately.  Unworthy.  Less than.  Utterly imperfect.  And these feelings have affected me more than ever before.  Normally I am able to move past them, knowing they are lies trying to tear me down, but this week that just hasn't been the case. And honestly, it really comes as no surprise that all of this has hit me so hard just a few days after watching this video .

I am all too familiar with the fact that we as women struggle with body image and self-worth.  I have grown up dealing with these feelings of insecurity since I was around ten, and now, almost fifteen years later, I am still dealing with them head-on.

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He's Waiting

My dearest daughter,

I see your loneliness and fear.  I know your hurt and your heartaches.  In a special bottle I am storing each and every one of your tears.  I see you searching for love, for happiness, for fulfillment.  As much as I hate to see your pain, as much as it grieves me to see you struggle, all this must be in order for you to totally and completely come to the end of your own understanding.  Only then can you fully hear my voice.

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