I decided today, that I would pull out my camera and focus on a few things that I've done around the house. While taking photos, I noticed that I have so many mirrors. I had a friend tell me, well of course you do, you have so many beautiful things to reflect. That made me think....
Every corner I turn, I see something soft and beautiful throughout our home. It's a place that makes us all feel comfortable and relaxed. But, those mirrors reflect so much more. They are a reflection of our lives, what we share, the laughter, the tears, the love.
Our dreams.....for our own lives and for others.
The calm moments when life is good.
And the times when all we needed to do was stay focused.
For all of the doors that never opened, and those that did.
The moments when we've needed rest and love.
When family was the most important thing in our lives and held on to it with everything we had.
Walking down those roads that seemed to go on forever and ever with no end in sight.
And when we stopped to smell the flowers and enjoyed life a little along the way.
For those moments when we felt all alone.
But realized that when we have God, we have it all and nothing is too big or small that He can't do.
When we felt like hanging up the towel and walking away.
We came together when the hardest times hit, we fought, stood together in unity, and battled the demons that came to kill, steal and destroy our love.
That's what those mirrors reflect to me. Our lives, our love and our success in this big old world.....
Everyone has dark moments....don't let anyone make you feel ashamed of those. Those days aren't meant to stay. For those times, when we are our weakest, God is HIS strongest and is winning the battles. He holds us up, dusts us off, wipes away our tears and gives us HOPE.
I want my life to reflect everything. I will not pretend the world is all beautiful and put my head in the sand. But I will see the beauty in the ashes, strength in fear, gladness in mourning and peace in despair. For all of those bad moments, God always gives a better outcome.
So today, as I look around, I see the past, present and future reflecting back at me. And I must say, I am so very content with what God has done, is doing and is still doing for me.
I am so very blessed.