I called this post Self Re-Discovery because I feel like that's the journey I'm on in my life right now. For the past year, my life has been basically CONSUMED in all senses of the word, with Peyton.
What I'm trying to say through that synopsis of my journey with Peyton, is that my life hasn't been solely about myself in a long time. Not that it ever really should be... I mean, I'm not here to promote selfishness. I am first and foremost a servant of Jesus, which requires me to be a selfless wife and mother. But.. that doesn't mean that I lose who I am in the midst of my calling.
So who am I? That's what I'm seeking to figure out again. I'm piecing together moments in my life to quilt my story. At the end of the day, although I am a full time housewife and mom, I still have dreams and aspirations. I still have conviction and desire... an innate sense of purpose and hope.
It reminds me of the deepest desires of my heart... of the little girl who used to spend hours twirling in her frilly pink skirt to the music in her heart. A little girl who was captured by the wonder of catching fireflies and watching them twinkle in her palm. A little girl who loved to ride horses if only to feel the wind flying through her hair... wild, beautiful and free.
I have re-opened a part of my soul that I seem to have lost in the drudgery of daily life. Perhaps it wasn't lost... simply perhaps buried in circumstance. Hidden in responsibility under a pile of laundry and dirty dishes.
In opening this new chapter in my life, I am also opening a new chapter in my blog. I want this blog to help all of you women who read it... to re-discover yourselves. To remember what made you feel like a princess when you were 5 years old. To remember what it felt like to dream that one day you would be like Rapunzel in a stone tower... waiting to be rescued by the only man brave enough to slay the dragon. I want to take you through the pages of this wonderful book, as I uncover how I can still be that princess in my daily life.
Because the truth is, we all were princesses caught in a stone tower. But our prince didn't just slay the dragon for us. He took the fire for us. He died for us... and now he has gone to prepare a place for us. And one day He will ride in on His white horse and whisk us away to His castle! How beautiful that the deep desire of every little girl's heart is truthfully placed there by God because He will one day fulfill it!
I'm so excited to walk through not only this book, but also this journey with you. Will you join me, princesses?