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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I have this fascination with rubies. It all started on Monday night, April 23rd, 2007. I was in the "beginning" stages of my first relationship..and the going was rough. (I'll save that for a later blog.) I was crying out to God, in the midst of feeling unimportant and taken for granted. I felt like I should read over Proverbs 31, and remind myself how I hoped God would someday view me. Give myself something new to focus on, as a young, christian woman. And that maybe..just maybe, I would find my worth in Him, rather than a tall, dark, handsome man:) I read each line for the millionth time, and as I finished, these words came to me, as if God Himself had written me a letter.
You're of far greater worth than rubies, not only for what you say and do, but because I fearfully made you. I see your heart, I formed your future. No one could love you as purely and passionately as I do. You could never be devalued, because you are precious in my sight. You're stamped with a purpose; spoken for. I'm your Savior, Redeemer, Healer, and Provider. Don't search for someone to take my place. I look at you, daughter, with complete adoration. You're more than anyone could ever hope for.
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." Proverbs 31:30
Now here I am, two and a half years later; married to that same man. As wonderful as he is, he's only human, and there are days where I continue to find my worth in the Lord. The Lord who created me just the way I am- "Stubborn, strong-willed, independent" and so much more! Never forget, ladies, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you've done, you're stamped with a purpose; SPOKEN FOR.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Whoever thought this is where I'd be at 22; Married, in school, full-time nanny. Friend, daughter, sister, aunt, neice, granddaughter...the list goes on and on. There are so many things I still desire to be and wonder if they happen to be included in God's plan for me. Someday I'll be a mother, basking in the sweet, sweet smell of a baby of my own. One with a wild name, destined to be a rock star or something notably interesting. I hope to be an aunt to many more babies whose names end in "N". Children I love so dearly, I wonder how I could ever love my own more than they. I'm in school to be a Respiratory Therapist, wanting to bring hope and health to the elderly in their sunset years, and the delicate infants housing under-developed lungs. This is a feasible goal. But how about all of the other labels I long to land? For instance, writer. On "my list of things to do before I die," is write a book. To jump in feet first, full of imagination and clever wording would be a heartfelt novel that would grab readers by their shoulders and shake every emotion loose. Also, boutique owner/designer. Whether it be unique home furnishings or handpicked vintage garments, I would use high-end fabrics, and rough metals and metallics. The shop would either be named Peanut Gallery (long story) or Rubies (my fascination with rubies will be explained in a later blog.) Believe it or not, there is more I long to accomplish, but for this moment in time, God wants me to do the best with what I've been given. A wonderful husband who loves me more than I deserve, an amazing family who's supported the woman I am today, and a future full of unknowns! My encouragement to anyone reading this is, don't put yourself in a box. You may be a stay at home mom, but that's not God's only plan for you. He places desires in our hearts to be watered and eventually bloom. So, dream, dream, dream, and it will all happen in His perfect timing. If He were standing here next to me I'm sure he would say, "Delight yourself in me, and I can assure you, little girl, I will give you the desires of your heart!"