I read this post yesterday and I felt so touched by her writing that I felt I needed to share it too.
Meg Johnson – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”
I adore the way that Meg writes. I feel like at times in my life I can write this way too. But the last few months have been so emotionally and mentally draining that I am needing some “me time” to recharge, reconnect, rest and regroup what I am feeling right now.
I love this illustration. It helps me to stay calm when I hit moments of needing to stop and pause for a moment in my life. I am grateful that I am able to SEE that I am not lost, nor have I lost who I have become or the greatness of who I once was. I am “growing up” as Sister Renlund shared in a message she gave to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Jose, Costa Rica last year. I keep thinking about the message I heard from her, that went something like this . . .
“The most important first lesson that all members of the church learn, whether old or young, is that they are a child of God. But Heavenly Father doesn’t want His children to return to Him still as children . . . He wants them to return to Him ‘Grown Up!'”
I AM growing up, and thankfully I am realizing it. So I need some time to take it all in and see where I am at now. I’m grateful to have this blog to help remind me that I DO have a voice and that my voice can help people on their journey, just like Meg’s voice has helped me in mine. I hope and pray that my words bring comfort, support, encouragement, relief and lessons that can help you as you learn through your own experiences. I also hope, above all, that my words can leave you better than you were before you read them. At least reminding you that you are NEVER truly alone.
This is my deepest and most heartfelt prayer ~ in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Thanks for listening,