The Beauty of Separation

Sometimes, as has happened in my life and so many others I know of, a separation occurs. A betrayal or abandonment or broken promise. Sometimes it is in a marriage where one decides to up and leave, sometimes a close friend drops you unexpectedly like a bad habit, sometimes you are fired all of a sudden. I believe it is worse where emotional attachments and history together have accumulated. But whatever the betrayal, it is very common in our out for me kind of culture we are finding ourselves in. And when confronted with such a deep wound and heavy heartache, which you feel will literally kill you from the brokenness, you want to say or scream or cry different messages to the offender at different times. You really want to have kept things as they were or stayed in the relationship or what have you and that one-sidedness is what hurt the most maybe. It is a blatant rejection, and you question yourself and everyone and nothing makes sense anymore for a while, it was about a year for me. At a year, I reflected and learned this… there is a beauty in separation you can sometimes obtain in no other way. When someone was removed from your life, quite often God knew something that you did not, maybe about their moral character or your unhealthy over-attachment or their financial insufficiencies or your struggle with them to be who you were meant to be or what have you. There are a myriad of reasons we may not even be aware of. For instance, a man God saved me from that at the time I believed was perfect for me I later ended up finding out he had been a wife beater and cheater and dead beat dad and lived off of women. Yuck! I was young and naive and blindly in deep love but God saved me despite my protests and saved me again and then comforted me and brought me close to Himself. That would never have happened had the painful at the time separation never occurred. So my point is that God knows full well what is best for you and you can trust Him explicitely. He’s got your back. You cannot see what is in another person’s heart but God can and does. And if your heart must be broken to make something much more beautiful from it, it is well worth the pain and God comforts and gives peace and joy as He heals you. God can be trusted. Take what is dealt you where separation is the case. Often it is for your best and with God, He always makes beauty from the deepest of wounds.❤

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The Beauty of Weeds

My daughter provides me bouquets many don’t appreciate but I believe truly that every weed has its own unique beauty. So does every person, for that matter. Some may rub you wrong, grow in the wrong place, smell weird, but each and every weed just as each and every person is designed by God and lives by His choice for His love and purpose. Never forget this. ❤

What is in a Face?

I looked objectively at my 40+ year old face. I see every hard time, every good time, every pain, every happiness. I see all that. I look a bit angry, a bit older, and that is my face now. It is not pretty, as the world sees pretty. It is not radiant or stunning. But it is mine, a reflection of me in this life. And there is only one of me. A face can change as skin loosens over time and fat comes and goes from beneath the surface layer, but who I truly am has absolutely nothing to do with that reflection. I am soul and spirit, the physical form changes. But who I am and who God sees me as being is the same beautiful little girl He created. And every person has their own unique beauty He designed. And every person’s beauty has nothing to do with their face or body shape or skin condition or color or hairstyle or whatever else we are programmed to believe. I am me because of who God designed me to be. Who you are is who God designed you to be. And He must really love us because we have such beauty inside and such amazing talents and gifts.❤

Bold & Beautiful

My son told me I was the most beautiful woman he knows inside. Lol. At 12, he has now seen and experienced ugly inside in others and himself. So I accept the compliment, knowing well my outer flaws and knowing his heart is finding beauty where it should be. I love my children so much. And I boldly teach them life. That is my job. And they continue to show me the beauty of God. God’s little masterpieces. ❤

Gorgeous Day from God

Today is gorgeous! As I walked in the cool, brisk, fresh air, the birds were singing happy songs, the trees were standing strong, the sun was coming up regally, the flowers bloomed valiantly. God made us a gorgeous day. Enjoy it and remember to thank Him for it. 😄❤

Just Like a Musician

In true musician style, while everyone is preparing for the hurricane, my husband is subbing for a guitarist in our old band at a gig. Some people worry and some make music. Lol. Love it. Puts things into perspective. Music is the very best therapy for any occasion. Kinda glad they didn’t need a keyboardist, though. I took the kids and wind-proofed mom’s house and spent some time reassuring her, played some games, and walked her dog. Glad we had that time with her. And then after getting home and getting the kids to bed, I went outside and looked up at the stars, which thankfully were out. And I just felt this wave of appreciation flood over me. How great is our God! He is so precious and loving, detailing even a boring night sky with beautiful diamonds twinkling down to reassure us He is paying attention and is enormous and perfect. And I thought that God must be a musician too. What a beautiful moment. ❤❤❤