I looked in the mirror and what did I see,
I saw an older woman looking at me.
Not a young mom who hasn’t had sleep,
But a grateful heart whose love runs deep.
Not a girlish grin that laughs at today,
But a strong soul who still longs to play.
Not a budding wife still in a hiding place,
But a life-long partner who lends a safe space.
Not a stubborn spirit who’s boxed up her God.
But a settled self no longer a fraud.
Not a sprite face with delicate lines,
But warm eyes with a smile that’s mine.
I looked in the mirror and what did I see.
I saw a tender warrior looking at me.
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Child of My Heart,
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” (Unknown)
Lots of things are going to creep into your life that will thwart you from staying on the path that’s only yours to take. Others (including me at times) may discourage you or steer you off. Lack of immediate success and even straight up failures along the way may cause confusion and “is this really what I’m supposed to be doing” questions. Fear may come in with its claws and try to convince you that you are “not good enough” to stay the course.
As those disheartening voices shout loudly to you, another Voice whispers cheer, comfort and confidence to you. This Voice reassures you to continue to discover what sets your soul on fire, what makes your heart come alive, what you are good at, what gift ONLY you can bring to the world. He will be with you all the way, marking your next steps and encouraging you to be exactly WHO He made you to be and what He made you to do. He is the one who set your soul on fire to begin with and He can keep that fire burning no matter what or who comes in to try to quench it!!
You don’t need to doubt. You can explore what sets your soul on fire.
You don’t need to retreat. You can pursue with your whole heart.
You don’t need to be afraid. You can be fearless.
From My Heart to Yours
PS. I am deathly afraid of heights. This picture is of me standing at the edge of a 50 foot drop. It was a huge moment!