Friday, January 18, 2013

Cherished

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Some days I don't feel as  bold as I once was. There's bold because you want to be and bold because you have to be. Back then I was bold because I had to be. Bold meant making a move. Bold meant making friends, being social in new places and with people that eventually became a home to me, all the while becoming familiar with solitude.
Bold meant talking about hard things to the real people in my life. Bold meant being real and not pretending everything was always okay. Bold was accepting change and learning who I was with it.

I like to talk about missing Ohio-home, and there's truth in the matter there, but if you really get down to it, there's more to a home than who you once were or a place or even the people you love there.

Today, I think of moments I didn't think mattered much. I think of friendships that have woven me together in NC-home and helped me see what it's like to cherish not a place, but the place you're called to, alongside the people in it.

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Linking up for Five Minute Friday.  Happy Friday!

9 comments:

  1. Makes me think of what simple moments from today, my children might remember years down the road. May we continue to cherish them all...:) Thanks for writing!

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    1. That is so true...thank you for coming by.

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  2. I love where you went with the prompt--the invitation to cherish where we are, as well as the memories that we hold so dear. Thank you for your sweet sharing of your heart here. Sacred ground.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, thank you for your kind words and for coming by the blog. I enjoyed yours as well.

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  3. Thank you, this is so true! It reminds me of the saying that home is where your heart is and as we live in our Lord Jesus, His love becomes our true home.
    Much love to you, dear One
    Mia

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    1. Thank you Mia, and blessings to you too.

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  4. I, too, am learning to be bold, and real. Thanks for sharing your perspective. Loved it.

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