Welcome to this week’s Womanly Wednesday! In this series, different women share their struggles, bravely opening up about their stories so that other people would be inspired and encouraged. Today’s guest poster Liz is a close friend of mine and I am SO excited about the blog/online community she has started called Flourish. Make sure to pop over and check out what’s happening there – it’s pretty darn great!
“Without fear there is no wisdom because we’re not stopping to assess the circumstances, respect the challenges, reach out for help, prepare for the results, and then march into them.” -Chip Dodd, The Voice of the Heart
It was baby dedication Sunday at church. As the parents introduced their children, my husband Matt leaned over and whispered sweetly into my ear, “Someday our parents will be here watching us dedicate our children.” In an instant, those simple words made their way into a dam full of stored up tears and opened the floodgates of my heart. There was no going back: I was in the middle of service weeping–trying not to make snotty noises—and poor Matt confused as to what he said wrong. As we got into our car after service, Matt broke the silence, “Do you want to talk about what happened in there?” I stared out the window, “I’m afraid that it won’t be us.”