Always Faithful Always True.
Today I woke and feeling of inadequacy was rising high within me.
The feelings of fear of facing the day ahead.
Would people accept me? Would I be rejected once more?
My qualifications versus the world's high standards seemed no match.
Defeated before I even began. Sitting in apprehension.
But as I opened the Word of truth before me, my mind quietly stilled.
Peace settled within my heart as I read Psalm 35:6
"Your steadfast love, oh Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds."
Yes, the Lord is faithful and true. His love to the heavens,
His faithfulness to the clouds.
The Lord has not left me, He is here, and I am there.
With Him I am enough,
With Him I am my truest self, my freest self, my treasured, valued and enough self.
In Christ, covered by the blood of the Lamb, my inadequacies are not more, my defeat no more.
For the Lord is faithful. The Lord conquers all. The Lord is enough. And He is in me, and I am in Him.
And for today, that is enough.
Always Faithful, Always True, Forevermore I rest in You.
Inspiring Words to Live By
I chose to write this poem with images from this gorgeous family, because well, the word Faithfulness describes them so perfectly. I have known Lindsey from my middle school days. And even through the time and distance, she remains an incredibly faithful friend. Always there, always true, and always genuine in every way. When I found out I was going to get to capture their sweet family within my time in Texas I was overjoyed!! Because not only does Lindsey have a heart of gold, but her family is one for the books!
And. as I have watched Lindsey and Grant grow within parenting it has been the most beautiful thing!! Growing in patience and love, adoration and joy. Of course days are hard and long, but the peace and joy that about are that much sweeter. The faithfulness they display with their children is unmatched. Showing up in the best ways to be the best they can, in all the ways they can. No parents are perfect to be sure, but Lindsey and Grant are incredibly intentional of the time they do have with their girls, and it is encouraging!! Faithful and true. Words they too are inspiring so many to live by. .
Letter to the Moren Family
You guys, words cannot even express my gratitude to you all. You have been our rock, an amazing support system to us throughout the years. We can go 6 months without chatting and catch up on the phone for an hour and a half, like we hadn't chatted since yesterday. We truly admire you and feel incredibly blessed to have kept in good relation with you guys. And parenting, I know it can be crazy hard, but my goodness are you doing a great job! Your girls are the sweetest things alive and they breathe you both in contagiously. We love you guys!!
Lindsey- My dear Lindsey, oh the words I could write. I have seen you grow into the most beautiful mama. It has relaxed you in so many ways, as you soak in the treasures and gifts before you. You take them in for all that they are and you affirm and uplift them. Both those girls adore you to pieces! And how Grant STILL lights up when you look at him. Oh the love between you two! You are such a treasure Linds! Always a constant listening ear to come to, a sounding board for encouragement. Words cannot even express my gratitude to you, or how blessed I am by our friendship.
Hannah- Full of beauty and light. You lead well dear girl, taking your sisters hand gently and guiding the way. You are tender and kind, bringing out the best in others. You will love and lead well sweet girl. Continue beating to your own beautiful drum.
Abigail- What a burst of energy and joy! You keep your family on their toes for sure, but they wouldn't have it any other way! Full of excitement and exploration. You will take on the world and never look back! Your stoic looks, the way you melt into your daddy's arms, the way you smile at mom, you are something special little one. Never forget that!
Grant- Tender and Kind. Hannah gets a lot of her personality from you. You are doing such a great job of tenderly loving all your girls. The way you wrap them in your arms, comforted and held. You are the safe place for your family to rest, constant and dependable. You are such a light for Lindsey and a faithful source of love for your family. Tender and Kind.
Thank you Thank you Dear Friends!!
And let's remember our truest form of Faithful and True this weekend.
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