Friday, January 8, 2010

My Fairy Tale

Homemaking is about making a home --- and a home is a safe place, a refuge, a place to be real and alive and truest true.

Homemaking is not about making perfection.
-- Ann VosKamp, @ holy experience

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This week I was told my life was like a fairy tale. 

I laughed and shook my head.

They just couldn't know the reality. 

Sure, status comments on Facebook and pictures posted show one side.

But what about the thoughts, the struggles, the darkness, the imperfection, the mess?

There are times I think I want someone else's story to be mine.

There are times that I feel that someone else thinks my story should be different.

Discontent creeps in and whispers in my ears.

But that one comment...

A fairy tale, huh? 


I have been given so much. So much that I do not deserve. 

I may not always like what I have been given or where I am or the circumstances I am in, but the reality is, I have been given so much.

And, if I choose to give thanks to God in the midst of it all, contentment will come.

I don't have to have it all together and keep a spotless, perfectly organized, run like clockwork home. 

Life is happening here. 

Lots of it.

I want to embrace it, encourage it, create and laugh, yell and cry. 

I want to be who God made me to be and find out who God made all these bundles of potential to be. 

Is my life a fairy tale?

Yes, it is.

I even have the dragon to prove it....

1 comment:

bb said...

You life certainly is a fairy tale -- one written by the hands of your heavenly Father. Am caring for a friend's 2-year old today (who is blissfully napping a few feet away) -- had forgotten how fun it is to watch a little discover the neighbors dog, or trudge/trample through leaves or enjoy stickers. Sounds like you are doing agreat job savoring all te seasons of your life!