// This post content is a spin off something I shared on my personal Facebook page last week and so many people were interacting within the post. To me it speaks of our deep-seeded desire to be real with those around us. The desire to lay aside the pedestals we place people on and truly bear our souls to one another. Yet still longing to feel an unwavering sense of love and acceptance. And because I thought you may feel the same way, I wanted to share these thoughts in this space too. //Some of you may know that I come from a family of seven kids, two amazing parents. One big crazy family. We did so many fun things together when we were growing up. Forts in the backyard woods. Musical events where we sang and played a half dozen random instruments. We would sing songs at family gatherings in complete four part harmonies. We went camping and reinacted at historical events. We homeschooled and heck, even home churched for a while. We were as thick as thieves.
People would make comments over the years. . . how perfect we seemed, how incredible we were, how amazing, loving, how close we all must be.
But we also love fierce. We don't quit. We laugh and have an insane amount of inside jokes. And at the end of the day, we keeping failing and then running back to the Jesus because without Him, the ugly would take over and the beauty wouldn't have a chance to shine. And it's that what life is all about?! Redemption. Undeserved, unmerited grace. What an incredible gift.
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This little video from a recent Sunday night is just a little taste of the beauty and my heart is so so grateful. i will never stop fighting for and loving this big family our ours and I hope you do the same for yours! XO