Learn to capture your own beauty because it’s worth more than just a thousand words.
It’s true what they say, the ones closest to you are the ones that hurt you the most. Abuse isn’t just physical, its mental and emotional as well. And b/c I became a victim of it, I began to compromise myself for matters of the heart when I was reminded the only true matter of my heart is God.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. (Deut. 31:6)
Truth be told, it’s best to be consumed with the creator of all things, rather than the things created. I’ve been blessed to be a lover, to be loved and now, to love myself. Yes, I might’ve lost the love IN my life, but I will never lose the love OF my life.
twas’ on my mind.
#WCW. To my beautiful baby sis @ohhdamitsjenn! Still holding me down since 99’! I love you boo! 😘😚😙#WCW #Sisters #MyOtherOtherHalf #iWishIhadHerButt #MiHermanitaBonita
Story of my life. Tales of a Virtuous Woman.
1. not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed.
He didn’t come wrapped in a bow. Nor was he dressed as my Knight in Shinning Armor. He wasn’t my fairytale of a Prince Charming, but he is entirely what God has planned for him to be. He’s what I needed.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:19 KJV)
I’m guilty of not fully respecting God’s gift to me through him. I only wanted to see what I wanted to see instead of being reminded that God is the author and finisher of my life, Love included.
1. not subject to any conditions.
"Revolutionary love is built through revolutionary action…" so I’ve been told. And to know that God has granted me the opportunity of a lifetime to experience said love is beyond words.
"Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Cor. 13:7 ESV)
6 years of acquaintance, 4 years of business, 2 years of love and countless memories, true to definition, our bond is exactly that. Unconventional yet Unconditional.
I’m reminded of so much in this photo. 1 year old and no care in the world except crawling my way towards the end of the bed to catch myself on camera, literally. Little did I know, 20 somethin’ years later I would still be trying to do the same thing. (We’ll except for crawling off the whole bed thing.) They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, but what about all the words it doesn’t say?
For the first time in my life I’m finally learning to love myself. How could a 25yr old creative, beautiful, blessed woman of God not love herself? It’s simple. I didn’t know how. My entire life had been filled with people doing the loving for me. I was taught how to love, but I never actually tried loving me.
I’ve nearly lost my mind on a couple of occasions searching for happiness and stability when God reminded me that I’m the solution to my very own search party.
"A person who gains sense loves himself. One who guards understanding finds something good." (Prov. 19:8 GW)
God has a way of maturing you that may seem like hell but the reward is so valuable its worth more than words could ever describe. And for this, I’m truly grateful. So here I am, with this new found love. what’s a girl to do?
twas’ on my mind.
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