A whirlwind in my mind....so much to say, so little time... But here goes! Today the make-up comes off...(figuratively speaking) because It has finally sunk into my brain (more so my heart) that I am accepted:) I am making a commitment to myself to "Be Me" from this day forward! No more hiding behind smiles, no more being quiet because I am scared of what people might think of me....no more:) Wow! I never really realized until today the struggle I have been having with rejection. More specifically the "Fear of Rejection"... I am not really sure why but, I have always been scared to be myself....for those who really know me I can "really be me". Until today, most people I socialize with wouldn't even know I was silly, love "almost" burnt popcorn or that I suffer from "analysis paralysis" (over-analyzing) everything! (lol)- unless they really know me and are part of my stamp of approval group that I know will not judge me. I have always built these extremely high walls around myself , and would only let the really close and trusted family and friends in to see Little Miss Rapunzel. But God has been ever so gently drawing me out of my shell, encouraging me to let my hair down and peeling the layers of hurt from me. I am so greatlful that He is still working on me! I am so thankful today that with God through Christ....I know I am accepted! In the days to come For 2013, I hope to reflect and share with you the process of how God has brought and is bringing me in so many ways from Pain to Painter:)
BTW- One of my bestest friends Tara from Missouri told me about "The House of Belonging" and I just fell in love with her work. Especially this plaque above...If you get a chance stop in her amazing shop!
I am a Believer, wife, mom, artist, daughter and friend. I love to create and I love bringing life and light into my pieces. My hope is to bring joy and inspiration to others through my paintings!
You are incredible!
Do you know how amazing you are? You are incredible and beautiful-because you were fearfully and wonderfully made by God! He is the Master Artist and His workmanship is divine...And you are of such great value and worth that someone died for you! Yes, He died for you! His name is Jesus...Make it personal because it is personal...He died for you specifically and He knows you by name! Read the book of John today- His love letter to you and me...Love you! Have a beautiful day!