A Poem for Dad...
I Wish He Knew...
I wish he knew...
He didn’t have to go it alone.
That no matter how hard he tried to overcome, when the burdens felt too great, we’d love him even more.
That hurt and brokenness that wouldn’t ease...the sadness and anger didn’t have to be comforted by food.
His family that loved him could have been enough to fight through.
They didn’t fully understand why he was sick and didn’t know how to help him.
And when he left, the great loss shattered and broke them.
That despite in the sadness of his early retreat, it planted the seed for a legacy so great.
His daughters and sons, continue to fight...for their country, their families, and to lift others through hate.
Each day is to honor a man who loved deeply, and championed causes for those in dire straits.
He fought to the last, but God called him home....his gifts were needed, beside the heavenly throne.
We will meet again, Lord, this I know.
For you Dad, I miss you so much.
Sometimes a little hiatus is just what you need to gain clarity...
Taking a step back for perspective is something I am TERRIBLE at.
I need to be knee deep in the trenches to feel as though I’m being productive, but in reality, it’s easy for the waters to get real muddy, real fast.
This past week was the first time in probably 2 years that I disconnected completely from Instagram...I spent time in prayer, with my family, and thinking about who I am...what I’m working toward with my business and life.
I came to a few conclusions, really more affirmations of things that have been on my heart for a long time, and I can’t tell you how refreshing it feels in my soul. I wanted to share them with you in hopes it might speak to those of you who find yourself lost in the social realm, looking to grow your business or just gain support along your journey.
1. We aren’t here to live up to the ideals of society, but to serve a unique purpose God intended for us...
As someone who grew up without much at times, picked on A LOT, and never feeling good enough, I always sought the approval of others to build my self esteem. It’s one of the most damaging dependencies you can have, because no matter what, you’ll end up disappointed, never feeling your true worth (if any at all).
We aren’t here to live up to the ideals of society, but to serve a unique purpose God intended for us...embrace that with your whole heart, and He will give you what you need to be exactly the beautiful soul you’re supposed to.
2. We place way more importance on temporary problems that they actually deserve.
Ask for clarity, understanding and patience when challenges come up. Stop and evaluate what you can do, what you can’t, and do/don’t do those things, and leave the rest of the outcome alone.
You’ll find more peace, less stress, and often see those challenges actually serve you for the better down the road.
3. Don’t compromise who you are, or what you believe in, to “fit in”.
We so often think of peer pressure as something that affects younger generations, when in reality it plagues every age group.
No one is exempt from the imposed standards of others, unless they choose not to play.
In a nutshell, be yourself, don’t react so quickly, and stay true to your values...I’m sure it’s been said before, but we have to live it before it becomes truth for our lives so we can attain more happiness and fulfillment.
That’s my #compass moving forward, how about you?
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.