Awoke this morning to my two best boys giving me these flowers to celebrate my #37 birthday. Complete with a card from my four year old which read, “happy birthday momma. We love you. You are as sweet as a heart…” Thankful for all the sweet wishes of my friends and the commemorative birthday hashtag #celebratingchrista I feel blessed and loved. Tomorrow we leave for the states and my heart is so full and happy. 💕
💕 may our hearts be our best part…may we look past where we are at and what we are “going through” and see others who are going through so much more than we are. The other day I was in the supermarket and Zion who was in a particularly cranky mood said to me (4yrs old) “I’m sorry mom. I made today all about me. Can you forgive me?” Sometimes we have to remind ourselves life isn’t all about us and that we are here on this planet for others just as much as we are here for ourselves. #photo #regram from @rmdrk
Isn’t this the truth? I think hurt and un-forgiveness is one of the most destructive things we can allow into our lives. Forgiveness is a continual choice and it always starts with a decision. Take courage dear heart; let go and forgive.
It’s so easy for me to feel warm, loving thoughts about friends or family members… and then go on about my day, never reaching out, sending a text, or setting a date to connect.
I think about them all the time, pray for them, and watch the details of their lives spool out over Facebook—first day of school photos, last moments of summer photos. I feel connected and warm, full of affection for these lovely people.
But how on earth would they know that?
other way round(via thatgracelady)