With all the Valentine’s celebrations I can’t help but think about the first Valentine’s day with my love. I have to tell you something.
I wasn’t ready..
I was just keeping my promises the night I saw those honest blue eyes. Those arms and that truck that most assuredly belonged to a working man.
I wasn’t ready…
I wasn’t ready to be seen and loved just for me. I wasn’t ready to believe that there really was someone out there who loved Jesus, and had the character qualities that I longed for. Love and happiness was for those girls in the magazines, in the movies. The ones who fit into a size 4. Not for me. They were for those girls who had their acts together, who had never been broken in the way that I was.
Much to my surprise It just wasn’t true. I was loved for the beauty I possessed. The beauty I could not see. The light in my eyes. The joy in my heart. My brunette hair, freckles and big hips. I was loved for it all. And I wasn’t ready.
Through some deep inner work I discovered that the bodysuit of fat that I carried around served as armor for me. I imagined that it served to protect and insulate me from being hurt, being rejected. He came into my world and began to accept me, love me and pursue me, and I ran. I pushed him away. I was afraid to be known, and seen.
Slowly but surely, his steady, persistent love melted my defenses. I began to open up little by little and allow myself to be loved.
Are you ready? If not how do you get ready?
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Daisy@DaisyBurgan.com, and I will get it right to you.
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