in these shoes

I am a Mother, a Wife, a Sister, a Friend, a Daughter.
I am a Chef, a Nurse, a Housekeeper, a Counselor, a Teacher, a Personal Assistant, a Lover, a Business Woman, an Encourager, an Artist, a Woman seeking God.
Some days I wake up and the shoes just don't fit right. I feel calloused and sore; blisters where I am breaking in the heel, rough around the toes, my shoes are too big to fill.
The victories of my parents and their mistakes become my greatest tools. I am humbled when I must get onto my knees and beg forgiveness from my child because I punished him when he did not deserve, I raised my voice out of emotion I forgot to breath deeply before reacting.
I relish the moments of soft hugs and kisses and compliments from those whose needs I aim to meet each day, tirelessly sometimes.
I want to be the ark where they run when the rain comes. The one who holds them when life gets too big.
But my feet hurt sometimes and I question if all that I am doing even matters.
It's that moment in the hospital when the nurse tells you; you are free to leave with your baby. You look at your spouse and tears fill your eyes "what, are you sure? He is so small, I am scared"
In that moment you feel the exact same feeling that you feel each day after, waking up and knowing that you have been entrusted with the biggest gift known to man, the gift of raising a child.
Today I will keep walking, keep trying but I admit my imperfection. And I am so very thankful that in those moments my God will make beauty out of my humble attempt.


  1. I think you speak for a lot of women, including myself. It's not always easy wearing so many hats all of the time. Thank you for this heart felt post.

  2. I agree very beautiful post

  3. Wow, no wonder our feet hurt at the end of the day. Sometimes it is so hard to be consistent in the emotions we give our children. I can be so loving and tender, but after so many worries, whines or tears...I can break too. I too pray for God's grace to cover up all of my shortcomings. Sometimes I just chant and repeat "Grace. Peace. Mercy. Breathe."

  4. This is just amazing!! Right now I am so tired from an 15hr day with all the duties of being a mom to a 2-yr old and working part time; but this really lifts me up. So inspirational. Thank you for this Sabrina

  5. So beautiful; I am so glad you re-posted this or I might have missed it-your words say it so well:)

  6. Awesome, thank you for summing it up so beautifully!! That's exactly the feeling.

    Just stumbled across your blog the other day. I love it and thank you for writing it, it's so encouraging.


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