Somedays I feel a little unloveable. Short with everyone, rushing people here and there, sighing heavily at every interruption, and just falling apart at the seams. Yesterday was one of those days.
But come this morning, lying in bed NOT wanting to get up and face another day... still feeling the tensions of yesterday surrounding me, my husband wrapped his arms around me and told me, "I love you." Now that didn't immediately fill me with joy and peace and give me all the strength to face the day... in fact, I replied stupidly, "you do?" But his words stuck with me and a few hours later, even with him off to work, I'm feeling loved!
And the kids... full of unconditional love, all told me they loved me at some point this morning in between the rushing to get dressed, fed and out the door to the bus. Because that's what family does--they love unconditionally.
Do you know who else loves unconditionally? True community and friends... and Jesus!
So my friend, can I just let you know today that YOU ARE LOVED.
Even when you feel unloveable.
if you still feel unloved, go visit Holley Gerth as her community pours out love on all of us...
And For the Love of Story
I've discovered that hearing someone's story opens my heart to love them a little bit more. Now my memory retention is completely shot these days, and I may forget the details 10 minutes from now and forget to ask you how said situation is going when I see you or talk to you next week, but the truth is, when we share stories there is a connection and a love that flows from that.
So I want to let you know today that I want to know your story (I can't promise that I will remember all the details, but I will love you through your story)
You have a story to tell
Maybe it's your journey to motherhood
or all about college
A struggle with infertility
How you are pursuing your God sized dreams
A story of waiting
A story of grief
A story of joy
A story of victory
The story of how you came to Christ
I need to hear your story.
I love stories and I love you.
Will you share your story? just a little one in the comments today
Also, today is the day to sign up for a FREE conference that's all about story and community
The in(RL) conference