I was just thinking

Its not just the way you run your fingers through you hair,
or mine for that matter.
Your cutsie kitten eyes are not the only thing that makes my heart melt
but they are apart of the equation.
Its not just the look you give me as I’m laughing my hardest
or the crazy jokes that made me laugh in the first place.
The way you pick me up and twirl me around
is not the only way you uplift me.

I was just thinking.
Thinking of all the ways you have brought me to be here with you, three years down the road.
Three years of laughter,
Three years of growth,
Three years of love that I never knew existed,
or that could happen to me.

You see, when you hug me,
It feels like home.
And you know what they say about home?
“Home is where the heart is”
And with you, it’s true.

Its the way you pull me in, and
sneak a kiss.
Its the way you can tell what I’m thinking,
without even asking.
Its the way you show me how to love.
How to be confident in what I believe in.
How to be confident in myself.

You see, I was just
thinking.
And thanking.
Thanking our God, SO incredibly much,
for giving me the man that I could only dream of.
For giving me a man that I can trust with anything,
a man that always takes care of me with his gentle and loving heart.

And thinking.
Thinking of all of the ways you love me,
and all of the reasons I love you.
And I’ve come to a conclusion.
e n d l e s s .

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Tough, but fresh.

” You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love,

beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless. ”

Song of Songs 4:7

I found this verse today, and it impacted my heart in a huge way. These past 14 days have been a lot harder than I thought they would be. I usually don’t wear very much makeup. Only to cover zits and make me look a bit more awake with some mascara. But going out in the evenings I feel as though I look like crap. And here I was, trying to tell other girls they should “Believe that they are truly beautiful”. Well, lately I haven’t been feeling so beautiful, and how pathetic is it that I can preach it, but I cant take it. It has only hit me these past few days, that I believe this is God giving me a little nudge into what I am trying to do. Uplift. But the first step is finding my  t r u e  b e a u t y  in  H I M . Completely and entirely in him. Not in the worldly things, like makeup, but in H I M . I must search for him daily, and pursue him. I want Proverbs 31:30 to be the way I live my life!

No Makeup November has been a surprisingly difficult 14 days so far, but I can feel that I am truly learning to grow as a daughter in Christ as I give him a part of me that I have been controlling for years. Is there any No makeup November girls out there reading this? You are not alone.   :]

For my sister

Though you may not know it,
God is using you.

Though you may not feel it,
You shine so bright,
Through Him.

Though you may not see it,
It doesn’t matter what you wear, or
How you do your hair (or lack of)
God is using you as a light to shine on the people around you.

You shine so bright.
Don’t let any sad situation, or any negative person,
Take that away from you.