Thursday, April 30, 2015

UNWAVERING ACCEPTANCE


I appreciate the unrelenting compliments, I do. You, my friends, say the most profoundly kind things to me always in a season when I need to hear it most. Thank you. But the implications that this little family of mine is "perfect" or "incredible" or "amazingly loving" certainly isn't that way all the time. To be honest, it makes me cringe a little when you say those things because we sometimes fight. We are prone to saying hurtful things. We regularly misinterpret others' actions. We have been to dark places that the rest of the world will never see.

But we also love fiercely. -- And maybe that's what YOU see in us the most; I can only hope. -- We don't quit. We laugh and have an insane amount of inside jokes. At the end of the day, we stumble, get up and run back to Jesus. Because each of us know that without Him, the ugly would take over and the beauty wouldn't be able to shine. Ain't that what life is all about? Undeserved, unmerited grace. 



7 comments:

  1. Love this. We all have our faults but that doesn't mean you can't embrace the good! Yall are lovely, faults and all!

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    1. You truly made my day, Carissa! Thank you for continually blessing me with your comments and support. XOXO

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  2. You truly made my day, Carissa! Thank you for continually blessing me with your comments and support. XOXO

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  3. It's reality. We love. We fight. We love.

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    1. I like that. Storing that phrase in the ol' brain!

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  4. Ha! I came to comment and saw my sister had commented already! lol This post is so true for my family as well. The difference is, like you said, we never give up. <3

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I am incredibly grateful for your comment! I will respond as soon as possible. XOXO, Mandi

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