When I was about 4 years old living in North Carolina, I remember sitting on the floor trying to put on my black snow boots in NC (that had gotten too small) only because I didn’t want to wear the new red ones. It makes me laugh when I think about this, and most people would surely say,”So what?” BUT for me, it’s a reminder that God gave me drive and persistence!
I have had a few years though where I was in such a dark place I wanted to give up – COMPLETELY. On myself and life. I was in a dark depression and felt hopeless. If you are there, I understand! I promise though that God did not put us on this earth to live in fear, frustration, or sadness all the time. My best advice to you is to pick up a bible and read it. It’s not just a “great book with advice about life.” It’s your MAKER’S letter to you and it is full of love and the best instruction you will EVER get.
2 Timothy 1:7 says:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (NLT) This doesn’t mean in any way to be proud, overly driven or a work-a-holic. I’ve written about that before! (and LIVED it). It does mean though, we do not have to walk around being fearful or depressed. We should all try new things, to LOVE more fully, and to really LIVE our lives the way we were meant to!!
Thank you to my amazing husband who took this photo of me on our trip to Italy. I will always cherish that time!
A moment I will never forget! This is NOT Jen’s guitar but she didn’t flinch when I asked her to “pose” with it! I love this photo. It makes me smile every time I see it. I hope it makes you smile too!! Just a friendly reminder that life doesn’t always have to be so serious. When we stop trying to make everything perfect, things get a little lighter, there is more JOY and we see people in a different way.
Oh Kate and Raheel, I just love y’all. You are so fun! Thank you for letting me be my goofy self AND totally going along with the ridiculous idea of sitting on the some kid’s “motorcycle” left on the side of the road!