A colleague and friend reminded me of this today. Being in a new place and a new call this is so important! I know there are some who have definitely seen that heart while others I'm not so sure of. I deeply want them to see my heart!
I love children especially babies and toddlers! I would do just about anything to cuddle a baby or play with a toddler. I don't even mind that I have to get down on the floor to play! I also love spending time at my friends house and love when her three year old practically demands that I sit next to her ! That is so much a part of my heart! Probably because I yearn to be a momma so deeply!
I also have learned the importance of sharing my story with others! How else will others know my heart? I have so much of my mom's heart and spirit; yet most people don't know that she daily struggles with a mental illness! As a daughter of someone who lives with a mental illness that is so much a part of my heart too!
There are many other things that make up my heart too! I hope that in this new place people begin to see my heart! In my last call, I believe that they did see my heart and loved me for it! They saw the peace and holiness I felt when I got to snuggle a baby! They saw the joy I had when I got to laugh with kiddos!
Some days I see glimpses of people seeing that part of my heart here! And yet there are some times I wonder about what they see! I second guess myself and my actions a lot but then I am reminded to be myself! Easily these words whisper into my ear, "Show them your heart and let them get to know you!" Yes, that I need to remember!!
Have you seen me show you my heart? And if so, what has my heart shown you about who God created me to be; "fearfully and wonderfully made!"
May we all show our hearts; broken, battered, bruised, and pieced together for all to see!