Conflict happens. I hate conflict. I am sure most people do. But it happens and it happened tonight. It's so easy to look at people's live through the lens of social media and think that not only do they have it all together but that their relationships have it all together. I do this all the time. So, the mask that I'm taking off tonight is the, "I have the perfect marriage," one.
|The cookies I decorated on top and Ryan's on the bottom|
I love my husband. He is patient with me and kind. He's gentle, thoughtful and most of the time very considerate. He's fun and he has always made me feel beautiful and loved. But he's not perfect. And I'm not perfect. And while we have a good marriage, it's not perfect either. There are times when I want it to come off that way but that's my insecurity rearing it's ugly head. We fight. We bicker. But at the end of the day, he's mine and I love him.
I don't know what masks you wear. Maybe you wear the, "I have a perfect marriage," mask. Maybe you don't. Maybe you are ready to take them off and maybe you aren't. It's ok either way. Knowing is half the battle. Be encouraged today that you are not alone and if there is a struggle in your life, whether it's your marriage or another relationship please know that 1) God knows and He longs for you to invite Him into it- to ask Him to show up in a mighty way. Surrender to Him- there's nothing like His love poured out in your life and 2) it doesn't define you. It may be a piece of you or who you are but you are more. More than your hurts. More than your scars. More than your talents, skills, abilities and success. Learn to be ok with who you are for God created you and formed you and He knows your heart. Choose today to be real and live authentically.
Lots of love to you, sweet one that actually takes time to read this- my silly thoughts on life. Your comments and encouragement have lifted my spirits and refreshed my soul these past few days and for that and for you I am incredibly grateful. Until tomorrow...