Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My ‘Strong Shoes’

Last night Zach and I went to work out again; I was having a hard time with one of the machines and he told me that I had my ‘strong big girl shoes’ on so I could do it. Eventually I did it, but his comment made me think about a lot of things.

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing; not just with working out—but with life in a whole. Infertility is a huge ball of fears. Can we ever conceive, Will we be the only ones without kids…will our parents be mad if we can’t make them grandparents?

Zach is right though, I do have my ‘strong big girl shoes’ on…I always do! Everyone always has them on! You see, if God sends us on ‘strong’ paths, we are provided strong’ shoes. They may be hard to walk in, but God will help us, if we let him!

Some people think it’s holding on that makes on strong, but sometimes it’s letting go and letting God! We have to remember we were provided our strong shoes…we just have to be willing to use them! Before there is a beautiful flower there is a little budwhich needs rain! Before there is a beautiful butterfly there is caterpillarwhich needs patience. ‘Storms make trees take deeper roots’! Although the actual storm isn’t pleasant, with God by your side you can get through it. With God by your side you can get through anything!!

Perhaps I am stronger than I think…especially with my ‘strong big girl shoes’ on!

10 comments:

Ashley said...

Thanks for sharing- I needed to hear that today!

Lori said...

I have just recently been realizing some of the things that you have just pointed out! I had such a hard time letting go, and letting God. But I think I have finally come to that point! And God has not let me down, He has made me so much stronger since then.

Thanks for the great Post!

Rosie said...

I love your message! Thanks for sharing. :)

Deidre said...

I love that - 'strong big girl shoes'. Wow, how I need to remember that today and this weekend. God equips for whatever trial we face.

I struggled with infertility for years and now have 2 beautiful daughters. I had drs. to tell me I would never have children. Even after I had my first, I was told I wouldn't have another. But God ... only He knows for sure.

Praying for you!

Lauren Kelly said...

Loved this and so so true!!!! :)

Lavender Luz said...
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Lavender Luz said...

Zach sounds like a wonderfully supporting friend and partner.

I am also remind of what it takes to turn a caterpillar to a beautiful, soaring butterfly: a period of disintegration, of goo.

And great faith in emergence.

Fertility Chick said...

What a beautiful post - I feel blessed to have read it.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I do hope you will follow - I have followed yours. If you'd like, happy to post your blog button on my site too, just let me know.

Glad that we found each other! :)

Kristin said...

Great post, Tiffany! I love that picture of the girl too!

Yolanda said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing it.


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