Me & my life… thriving!

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A mosaic… to be honest, I’m not usually a fan of mosaic pictures.  But the concept– that has my attention!!  A bunch of broken pieces being put back together to make something new and beautiful.  When I look at my life, I see nothing but an absolutely blessed mosaic!  Sure, there were broken things here and there…  some broken by others, some broken by yours truly.  But no matter what or who, those broken pieces are ALL a part of the bigger picture.  ~and I love that!!

So often we let circumstances run our life, like a rotten two year old that needs discipline!  A tantrum may show up in the form of a health emergency, finanacial crisis, or a relationship crash!  We end up playing defense only, trying to mend the pieces that are threatening to shatter if they don’t have our full and immediate attention!  By the end of the day, we sometimes feel like we’re the ones about to shatter… does that sound familiar?

We were made for more!  This mere existence, scurrying around like a caged rodent is NOT the life God planned for any of us.  I’m certainly not sheltered from the reality that life does throw a few tantrums here and there and some are immediate and heart-wrenching!  But we don’t face any challenge alone.  Look back over your life and the challenges that have presented themselves… you’ve lived through them all!  You are strong!  You are beautiful!  You were created by the hand of God and He is crazy about you.  It’s time to THRIVE!

Ok… so who am I?

I could mention my two amazing sons and you’d know I am a mom.  Introducing you to the man who stole my heart would let you know I’m a wife.  Two of my favorite roles for sure… I am a blessed woman!

But that’s not all!

I love to use my brain.  Nothing better than a day when your body has some “get up and go” left but your brain is tired!  My family recognizes these times quickly when I am laughing at everything!  “Mom, you’re tired.  It’s not THAT funny!” they’ll say with a chuckle!   I can’t get enough learning!  I love to be taught a new formula or idea or way of doing something I’ve been struggling with.  I’m very independent, but love teamwork as well!  It’s great to have others to bounce an idea off every now and then!  To study an new idea or concept and then, all of a sudden, the light comes on and all the pieces fit… that’s the best!

I love helping people.  I was a Registered Nurse for 10 years and loved it!  ~and I was very good at it, if I do say so myself!  🙂  It taught me customer service.  If you don’t think being a nurse has anything to do with customer service, let me tell ya… that’s what it’s ALL about!  But my favorite part of serving people is encouraging them or inspiring them.  This world and it’s tantrums lies to us, people!  We are strong and we can do anything… especially if you have Jesus at your side!

Which leads me to the last fact about me — I LOVE JESUS!  People!!  Life doesn’t have to be so hard!  We aren’t alone in this thing!  And He’s not mad at you or disappointed in you!  I PROMISE!  He loves you with this love you can’t imagine!

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