This is me……
What I want to remember right now, at this particular point in my life, particularly as it relates to this photo:
I am blessed. Far beyond what I deserve. I have a wonderful husband (who plans great weekends just for the two of us!), three kids who bring me such joy, a Father in heaven who is in the process of showing me that His love for me runs deeper than I can fathom, and I’m at a pretty good place right now. I’m happy. Of course there are things I’d like to see change. In myself. In certain relationships, etc. But I am enjoying life and I’m excited about what the future holds.
At 35 I feel like I am only now finally beginning to find myself. To really understand who it is that I really am. And why I am who I am. Sometimes it feels like all my life has been leading up to the right now. That God has me at a place where I can finally grow into the person He wants me to become. That even as a little girl I felt like I was being pulled to another place. And that place is here. Where I can finally breathe and grow and become. Not stifled, but running with arms wide open to embrace what lies ahead.
That I want God to grow me. That I am nothing on my own. Nothing! I must rely on Him more and less of myself. If I don’t I won’t grow.
That I want to be used of God in spite of my weaknesses. Maybe because of my weaknesses. For where I am weak, He is strong!
Today we got our first real prompt from Shimelle. Hence the photo and words. We were challenged to share a photo with a story, perhaps use your blog as a means of recording thoughts in order not to forget them so we can use them later. Kind of like an online diary.
I’ve thought about that before. the business of using my blog as a diary of sorts. I’m terrible at keeping up with my journals. I always start with such great intentions and I always find it so hard to actually keep going with it. It would be easy, and maybe fun, to use this blog as a means of recording my thoughts about photos so I can use my thoughts later for my scrapbook page journaling. But I’ve always been afraid that my readers would get bored with that. After all, you come here to see pretty cards and scrapbook pages. It kind of annoys me when I go to visit a blog that I’m assuming is scrapbook related and all I find is photos and journaling and more photos and journaling.
So, after thinking about where I really want to go with this blog, I think I’ll stick to keeping it pretty much craft related and maybe only do photos and journaling every once in a while. Tell me what you think! You know I’d love to hear your thoughts on this matter. Because even though this is my blog, it exists for you too. You matter to me and your opinions are important.