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she’s all that {and a bag of chips}

sassy picture, huh?  sassy post title, huh?  well, part of it came from my kids…who are loving having a mom who is free:)

on the other part……

i read in a blog a few days ago (wish i could remember where so i could link up to it, but can’t).  this post was talking about our insecurities of being too much or being too little–saying too much, or too little.  this spoke to a deep place in my heart.  there are so many times when i don’t feel like i measure up–like i am not enough.  i can usually deal with those thoughts pretty quickly and fairly completely . i kind of know i will never measure up to other people’s expectations, but as long as i am being who god called me to be, i am walking in obedience.  especially because he is the one i will answer to.

the harder part to accept is when i am too much.  i can not tell you how many times and ways i beat myself up over being ‘too much’.  so many days i have walked out of a meeting, a discussion, a dinner or even church…and regurgitate how i coulda, shoulda, and woulda done things differently…and how next time, i will keep.my.mouth.shut.and.my.hands.to.my.side.

god has done a great work of healing my broken heart….i am more free than i have ever, EVER been.  and with that freedom should be the freedom to be me.  not sure how others see it in me, but sometimes, i feel i am just too much.  laugh too loudly, share too much, cry too easily, worship with my whole being….just too much sometimes…..

and yet….i know god wants me to be who he created me to be….laugh from deep in my belly :D, share my heart of hearts with those who are safe, shed tears of joy and of grief and to worship HIM, who did it ALL….HE made me….ALL of me…..and HE wants me to share everything he has given.  even when it seems like it is too much:)

linked up today with chatting at the sky and sweet shot tuesday and life with kaishon

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Life with Kaishon - November 16, 2010 - 7:29 am

All that AND at least 10 bags of chips. I love this post. Beautiful.

ginny - November 16, 2010 - 7:35 am

You are very sweet! I’m not sure its appropriate, but I did link up with YOU today :) Beautiful pictures!!!!

Southern Gal - November 16, 2010 - 7:53 am

I do the same thing. “I was too much in there.” But you’re so right. God made us all differently. He didn’t make me like one of my friends who is so quiet all the time. He made us to be who we are and to live in His will for our lives. Thank you for posting this.

Rachelle - November 16, 2010 - 11:01 am

great environmental portrait idea.

This post os fabulous… I’m a firm believer that you really shouldn’t hold your tongue if you are led to speak. There had to be a reason to be “too much” right then.

Rebecca Snell - November 16, 2010 - 11:49 am

I just love how you are Ginny! You are God’s BEST.
BTW…I just moved a workbench from the garage to a bedroom. Before we moved it, I cleaned out the cabinet and unearthed a huge plate our blended family worked on several years ago in a pottery shop. It was EXACTLY the same plate,(same design) as yours below. The names are different, but the handprints are all there. I can’t believe it. You just relax and know that we love you to pieces.

Rebecca

Kaye Haun - November 16, 2010 - 11:50 am

Oh,oh,oh!!! As I read your post this immediately came to mind and I had seen this on another post this morning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybt8wXIahQU

ginny - November 16, 2010 - 12:01 pm

That was awesome, Kaye! Thanks for sending it on! I watched Akela and the Bee several years ago and that quote spoke so loud and clear to me….I guess I’ve been dealing with this for a while :) Bless you! I was telling Chuck how you encouraged me–the first time I think I ever saw you–to enjoy the moment with my kids….I was so frazzled–with THREE :)

ginny - November 16, 2010 - 12:02 pm

HOW cool is THAT???? You must take a picture and send it to me–or post on FB!!

Rebecca–its so fun that even tho we haven’t met, we can feel the kindred spirit!! I am so ready to venture to Hawaii 😀

ginny - November 16, 2010 - 12:03 pm

hehe…I will try to rest in that!!!!

ginny - November 16, 2010 - 12:03 pm

No matter how much I try…I just am :) Thanks for your encouragement!!!

Maddy - November 16, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Thanks for sharing your journey!! I know sometimes I struggle with acceptance! Just remember…you’re a human “being” not a human “doing”. You are loved for being exactly who you are! Your kids are 100% right! Never forget that you are ALL THAT and a Bag of Chips and that you are loved! Thanks for linking up to Communal Global and sharing your very special and beautiful today!

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