Monday, November 24, 2008, at On the Horizon. this link.
It's time to believe in myself"
I recently wrote this on my big white dry erase board. I had overheard it at a meeting when a woman was sharing about her new perspective and the way it was making a difference in her life.
It was the week of my Jewelry Show and Social.
The children had heard me say this and saw it on the big board in the hall.
Dove my sweet Daughter found me the other day eating what I should not, and for reasons that were not hunger.
I am appreciative that, she confronted me with such loving boldness that I was startled into change.
She said..."I thought you said you were going to believe in your self Mom?"
A wake up call had I, to the importance of my witness, to her,
and to my Son as well.
What is the Christianity that I am introducing them into ?
15 years or so ago
When I painted this years ago, I only thought of myself as long hair. As if a vale covered my view.
Pain dimmed my eye to the promise, the beauty that was and that is me.
I wore an adornment because I could not see that I WAS the adornment.
Life is a progression of discovery.
It may take us many years to see our self as we wish we were able.
I removed that flower, to be and became the bloom itself.
Yesterday as I again took the courage to face the power that has been placed within me.
With raised shoulder I pressed into a puffy dress.
Again needing to let go of the covering of hair.
Life is a journey of self discovery, of discovering who HE made us to become. Letting go of what our wounds create in us is hard.
Unashamed I am made of form female, and full of the joy found as woman.
My Daughter came in.
and said "she should have red lips mom, because they would be pretty."
this is today...
We redefine and refine ourselves daily.
We are in a privileged position.
They look then at who they long to become, and reach farther to achieve the desired goal.
It is in each of as parents a great duty and privilege to Believe in ourselves.
If We believe in God...
Then it is time we believe in who HE created us each to be.
Our children need us to show them the way.
It is not for us to leave off in the begining, or in the middle of our journey.
We must each continue this life long task.
Learn something new today.
Take interest in your passions.
Gain understanding and knowledge.
We may have Raw talent,
but only need to give time to developing a skill.