I have found a new card line I just love. I find the art work so creative and the words combined in such a fashion that they are inspirational and speak powerful truth.
Today the one I purchased and plan to frame for myself in honor of my Tapestry Party has these words:
She took a deep breath, declared her heart free and thanked herself for being so patient with it!
Now, that being said, I have big goals still about who I would like to be, but I believe that my feeling of contentedness stems in that I have been living very intentionally for the last few years. Ever so slowly, I have seen change take root and my soul begin to blossom.
I have not always been in that space. There have been many days where the lies I believed about myself and others overpowered my ability to love myself and enjoy the woman God has designed me to be….
And so this card spoke to my journey….I have had to choose to be patient with my heart as it learned to love deeply, risk boldly and live free. I am not there 100% of the time, but I am living with a free heart much more than I am not, and for me, that was a reason to celebrate. I am thankful for the many people who were patient with me along the way. I know that in my distrust and fear, I was not always to deal with. I am thankful that my friends and family can experience my redeemed heart. It is not so much about where the lies stemmed from or why I chose to believe them. It is about making a choice to confront lies with truth and a heart held hostage with the keys to freedom.
My tapestry party allowed me to celebrate the journey I have taken over the last many many years. It was (is) not always easy! But to live knowing I can declare this: She took a deep breath, declared her heart free and thanked herself for being so patient with it, makes life just plain sweet!