I am not one to tout my religious views or shake my Bible in your face. Chances are… that 9 out of 10 times I am probably shaking SomeThing in your face… While I sing and dance my way through the day, but that Joy is in me for a reason that I have believed strongly in since I was a young child.
I believe in God, the deity, the folklore, the carpenters Daddy, and the Santa Claus of the Universe all rolled into one. No matter if he is “real” or not. Do I believe in the one who condemns, who works for financial gain… Or the one who decrees that if you don’t repost his picture on FaceBook in 90 seconds you won’t be allowed in the gates of Heaven?? Uh… No. The one who puts a label on who can love whom, and who dictates that hate is the centralized emotion when it comes to organized religion? No. Freakin. Way.
I believe that people of Faith should walk with humility, and withOUT judgement…setting an example of a life worth living. So I don’t need to post all of my thoughts and feelings about the God I serve on FB. If you enjoy my ranting…. You’ll let me know. If you want to hang out with me…you’re invited. If you want to attend church with me? You’re probably out of luck… because I hardly ever get there with 4 kids, 2 houses, and all the hundreds of things that go along with our life. But you know what? I think God is ok with who I am right now in this moment. Faith isn’t something you chase…it is something you are.
This morning I received a text from a friend of mine from the church I never get to…and she said to me… “Look up Proverbs 31:25… It is YOU in a nutshell. You should tattoo this on yourself”.
I went ahead and looked it up and I have Never,
Never felt so complimented in my entire life.
“She is clothed in Strength and Dignity and she laughs without Fear of the Future” ~ Proverbs 31:25.
I. Love. This.
I love the sound of this, I love the image that comes to my head, I love that someone else thinks of me this way, and mostly I love that this is who I want my beautiful daughter to become as well!
Physical and mental please! I would say being the Mother of 3 boys provides you with Plenty of mental strength. If they are all still walking (on their own) at the end of the day…you are a mental juggernaut. Being a mother demands Extreme mental strength For me.. Being a mother also Demands. Fairly good physical strength. I need to feel healthy, strong , and confidant enough to teach these boys that women are not lovely flowers to be coddled and ignored. We are more like colie plants, strong, and hearty with beautiful shades and variables. I also need to be strong enough to beat them at a race, throw a great curve ball, or wrestle them to the ground in a moment’s notice. Because…and I am not kidding….
MOMMY ALWAYS WINS!!! 😁:mrgreen::mrgreen:
And this is why…
I am stronger than the average bear… because I have survived. Lots. My body was most definitely not my temple 10 years ago. More like the toxic waste dump for the local distillery. I drank.. Sooo much. I ate too much, or not at all. I gambled with my body and soul on a nearly everyday basis. I created (not by myself) and grew (by MYself) FOUR humans… Which is alot on the anyone’s body. In the end, I’m not sure that I would change any of it…and most definitely not the coolest, most awesome, amazing four humans! I am strong now because I was weak then. If there are breaths of vitality in your average human… I am a Force 12 in the Beaufort Scale. There is very little that intimidates or scares me, and I love an adventure! I have the dignity of knowing that the weakness that once lived inside of me has grown into an outpouring of strength for others.
I AM able to “laugh without Fear of the Future”. No matter what happens I have a backup. It is NOT just my faith. It is my Family, friends, and the person who backs me up on a daily, sometimes hourly occurrence… Rob. And if all of that falls through…I have another person I can always lean on.
I hope that all women can relate to this ancient proverb. Not because it is in the Good Book, and I want you to be on my Bible team, but because women everywhere deserve to feel this way about themselves. They should feel their own strength, and hopefully have a partner who sees it in them as well. They deserve for their children to tell them they are beautiful, and for them to want to make this woman laugh, and feel loved. It is not a religious thing, it is a quality of Life issue.
I am so ThankFul that this person sent this to me today. And I am honestly thinking of getting a tattoo of it. I’ve been looking for an excuse anyway ;).
Do you know what Faith is?? Real faith. When something inspires you like this has done, and you are dying to get it out on paper… And then you miraculously realize that there are NEW episodes of Chuggington on Netflix so you can do just that. God is in the details…even the self indulgent ones 💒.
Blessings and Hugs,