Loved to life


You’d think Friday posts would be the easiest thing to write – I mean if I didn’t get enough of writing about myself all week, here’s one more chance this week to do it!  Totally kidding. Even though it seems like writing about oneself would be easy, I get writers block.  Posts I share throughout the week aren’t necessarily about me but rather tidbits of what I’m doing, what I like, quick updates, casual thoughts at times – except Friday posts.

I do this because I want to get a little deeper to remind myself to slow down and reflect on the week and my life before the weekend begins.  Friday posts are just to share and encourage you by sharing a bit of my past, my thoughts, and my faith.  However, deciding what to say to you on Fridays doesn’t come easy.  There are a million things I want to tell you!

I ponder over what I want to say you, what quote to uplift you with, and today I suppose I just want to tell you that I have a lot to tell you.  So much about my life, the good stuff, the crazy stuff, the fact that everything that really matters really comes down to it being a God thing.  I want to remind you that no one has a perfect life, perhaps there is that perfect moment in time where it’s treasured, but not in whole, that perfect life – and that’s OK.  I also don’t want to glorify the past but I also don’t believe in avoiding it, especially when others can benefit from your story.

I admire the bloggers out there that talk about their struggle with health, the loss of a child, the inability to bear a child, an adoption process, or even the broken relationships that they’ve overcome.  I love that the internet has helped bring strangers together by creating a sense of unity over things in life that hurt, at the same time rejoicing together when good things happen.  If you’re one of those bloggers, kudos to you, keep on writing and sharing your story, people need to hear these things – your testimony.  You’re just in the middle of living it!  Just remember that one day, when you come out of the tunnel you can turn around and tell all the others, hey, it’s OK over here, everything will be alright!

In order to get to where you are today, you probably endured some trials.  If you’re going through one now, a test it might seem, know that God is carving out a path for you to get you to where he wants you to be.  And if you’re struggling to figure out where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.  If a friend of yours seems a little down, remember that you can love them back to life, I am constantly reminded of the power of love from friendships.  Take it from Matt Wertz’s song, “Everything will be alright.”

Photo: Melissa Schollaert

Diana Elizabeth loves the app Shazam, you can hear a song, open the app and they will tell you who sings it!  It often comes in handy when she’s shopping and hears a good song being played.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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