I wanted to announce the winner of my 100th post giveaway!
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Congratulation Tracey from
Lovely Pretty Things, for sharing
Matters of the Heart
Here is Tracey Story….
These last 2 weeks have flown by.
We're into our school-year routine and it is crazy that it seems like
yesterday we were in our jammies until noon anxiously
awaiting to swim with friends in the afternoon.
In these past two weeks, I've had such a comforting feeling
about what this routine brings. I'm calling it my
Normal for me used to be one that constantly looked to the future.
Dreaming of 'that day' when 'it' would happen.
What these past few years have shown me has not only grown my
knowledge of how this thing called life works -
but has taught me to stop looking at 'that' time.
Focus on the here and now.
I've been focusing on those whom the Lord has placed in my life.
They have given me richness I feel is at times
too much to bear. I feel unworthy, and yet - here they are - loving me
and supporting me as He knew I would need.
Those girlfriends I always wanted but thought it only happened to others.
You girls have woken up my heart when I was
just getting used to it being asleep.
My husband and I transitioned from the "what have you done for me lately"
mentality - to the "what can I do for you" way of life that
has only brought us joy and an excitement that we somehow forgot about
as these years went on. A playfulness and a deeper level
of comfort has entered into our life. Comfort that is much more than
getting used to morning breath or bed head, but a comfort knowing that my guy
has got my back. I'm his #1 priority, and he is mine.
Saying a lot more "Yes's" to my daughter has relieved so much of that
self-imposed mom-guilt that we all feel. Isn't it the worst?
Yes to those things that will fill her brain with memories and bring a smile to her face.
Yes to time with her, yes to the little things.
She has earned it! She is growing so quickly, and she quite possibly
will be our only shot at parenting.
And while typing that out still does bring a very real tear to my eye
to a wound that won't ever fully be healed - the thought doesn't debilitate me like it used to.
It is a prisoner I've freed from my soul, and I'm no longer weighed down by it.
Thank you for sharing your feeling with us Tracey!
Thank you all for participating it was wonderful to read each one of your stories.
Have a beautiful day friends!