Maybe because in many ways it is foreign concept to me- to actually BELIEVE that I am brave-that is empowering and I think that we need to remind each other how brave we truly are.
Bravery is not something I would automatically say is "ME". I tend to shy away from risk-taking, I like to be "in the background"- but you know what?
I think that I am done with all of that! And I mean DONE.
We are BRAVE GIRLS ladies! We are WARRIOR MAMAS and we are DAUGHTERS OF THE KING.
No more hiding. No more sideline living...
You know I am a word nerd so I came up with this for you ladies-
Bold Women who face
Real battles and
Authentically live and
Victoriously overcome and
Embrace each day IN CHRIST
Each day we are mothering our babies- we are fighting battles for them-
we fight on our knees- we fight with difficult consequences-
we fight with strong silence as we watch them work through battles on their own-
we pick up, we nurture, we answer questions, we teach, we embrace, we kiss boo-boo's, we clean, we pick up, we clean some more-
But mostly-we FEEL, we HURT, we LOVE FIERCELY, we ARE WARRIOR MAMAS. And THIS IN AND OF ITSELF- MAKES US BRAVE!
And we face hard times- we learn and we grow- we don't let our battles conquer us.
I remember days when I felt that I could not get out of bed- when post-partum depression and sleeplessness suffocated me and I felt like each second was an eternity-I never thought I would make it.
I remember as a college girl struggling with compulsive drinking and destructive relationships thinking that this was all that I had, that this was the best life had to offer.
I remember getting on an airplane to the Phillipines- feeling so unworthy of the title "Missionary"-leaving my newly engaged fiancé behind for five months to live my dream of serving the poor in a third world country.
I remember surviving-growing-learning-smiling-and overcoming.
You make decisions everyday that hurt but you ALWAYS, ALWAYS, know that your role as a Mom is the best gift in the entire world- so you keep going, you learn, you grow and you overcome.
Your story inspires me to be BRAVE. And we need each other's stories to keep going. Thank you for helping me to BE BRAVE!
One of the goals of my blog is to provide CONNECTION and ENCOURAGEMENT so I have a giveaway for a Brave Storyteller who shares just a few statements about why SHE IS BRAVE- similar to what I posted above with the statements that started I remember...
Share some of your "brave moments" and I will pick a winner and send her this beautiful necklace below!!!
Love you ladies!!!