Thursday, July 11, 2013

feel what you feel

I know that part of our incredible journey through life is experiencing sadness. If only this knowledge would lessen the pain, or somehow make it easier to get through.

If you find yourself wondering what to do with your sadness, or how to move through it, I'm sharing a few things I've been doing along the way.

And then one day, you'll wake up and it won't seem so bad anymore.  The sun will light your face and you'll feel hopeful again. Promise.

gentle + kind

I've been practicing being gentle with myself. Allowing the pain. Trusting in God's timing and feeling His grace.

flowers in July

 I've been praying (a lot). And giving thanks for the ones who pick me up and tell me everything will be alright.

Pretty delicious

I've been taking the best advice, and just allowing myself to feel how I feel.

July sunset

I've been remembering this: "For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jeremiah 29:11

I've been reminded that there is a fine line between knowing the truth and accepting the truth. I'm currently working on the accepting part.

I'm working on believing that it is okay to tell the truth about what you're going through. You don't have to bear the weight of it alone, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.  You might even be surprised to find there are so many others out there who have been where you are.

Even amidst the sadness, there is still so much good in the world. So much to be thankful for. I am reminded that there are no mistakes. Right here and now is temporary, and only a place of preparation for all the blessings to come. 

Love to you, friends


  1. This is profoundly beautiful. Your photographs! WOW. I think you've discovered a Rx for pain, dear woman. Be Gentle with yourself. Trust God. Allow the pain. Feel how you feel. Acknowledge the beauty all around, and the promises of God. Continued blessings and healing to you, beautiful girl. You are on your way.

  2. The journey from the head to the heart takes time, sometimes more time than I want! It's good to see so many willing to come out of hiding, admitting we don't have it all together or the answers, but we can point each other to the ONE who does. Being gentle with ourselves in the process and our transformation as we acknowledge our junk is good and wise. God loves us in our mess...we don't have to have it all together in the ebb and flow of life.

    Grace and peace to you dear one! You are God's beloved!