Do you ever think people from your past just see you as the person you were? I have changed so much since Nick and I moved from Florida in 2009. In fact, we have both changed, but there are people who don’t see any change and to them we are still the same people we were back then. I think the change scares some people.
My husband, has grown into a wonderful man. He is no longer a child but a man with a wife, just as I am a woman with a husband. We no longer fit in the boxes that framed us in our past. I love the man that my husband has become. He is a beautiful, loving, steady, and wonderful man. He treats me like I am his princess and I am okay with that. 🙂
I know that people look at the ever changing woman that I am and cringe. My mother was not thrilled with the piercings, but I happen to love them. It lets people see me how I see me. I am different and I am proud to be different. God is alright with me being different because I am still his daughter.
God loves us for who we are and who we become. It doesn’t matter if one day I decide to become a fire eater, he will still love me. (And, no I don’t plan on eating fire. It popped into my head because Emily and I saw a fire twirler at Mardi Gras)
Each and every growth we go through is something that God has allowed us to figure out on our own. If he didn’t want us to figure ourselves out, he wouldn’t have given us freewill. Sometimes, it is that pesky freewill, that turns around and bites me in the bum, but I do grow from those experiences. How boring life would be if we were all exactly like each other. Think about that for a second…
I imagine that if we were all the same, we would end up bored with each other. I don’t think my husband could live with more than one of me. Imagine if Irene, Marcie and I were exactly alike. I think my mother would have gotten rid of two of us. 🙂
There is a movie out called “Duff.” I really want to see this movie because it has an awesome message that could have been written about me. Being a duff, is being someone’s designated ugly, fat friend. I don’t go for the ugly and fat part but the part of embracing your inner weirdness. We all have that inner weirdness.
I totally embrace my inner and outer weirdness and I think that God is proud of me because I finally get it. I am a good person just being me. I do not have to please anyone on earth, except I do want to please my husband, but he likes my weirdness. I already have God’s love and he loves me just the way I am, weirdness and all. He feels the same way about you too. Don’t be afraid to let your inner weirdness out.
How do I know that God loves me with all my weirdness? He told me so.
Hebrew 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
That verse tells me that God loves me so much, because he will never leave me and he will never forsake me and that just makes me go WOW!
I hope this gives you something to think about and when you do, I hope you are left with the same WOW that I am.
Would you please, continue to pray for my brother in law Will, my sister Irene and their son Charlie? Will is still battling cancer and the effects of chemo.