Friday, November 18, 2011



I think we get too caught up in arrival.
We neglect that we are...growing.
We expect.
"They" expect.
We expect that they expect.
Expectations really stiffle sunshine.
We don't have it all together.
We haven't arrived.
We're not in full bloom.
The Son hasn't come back and fully shinned on us.
We're in process.
Is this a license to not grow?
Certaintly not, who would want that?
I want to be beautiful.
I want to be all the magestic things I could be for Him.
For him.
For them.
For you.
But, I don't grow fast, or better if I expect more from myself than...
My best.
Where I am.
What I can do.
I only have this much time---
I can only do so much.
And that---is fine.
With Him.
Not always me, or them, but Him.
I'm growing.
Like it or not.
Thank you for your patience.
I hope to extend you the same---honor--
Grow at your own pace.
In love.
With love.
By love.
For Love.

He's worthy.


  1. Oh those expectations sure can stifle. Yes - grow at your own that.

  2. Ohhh, yes - we expect, they expect . . . and we do not see how God sees us, and loves us unconditionally.

    Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amen, he is worthy of us taking time to fully experience the growing process.

  4. "We haven't arrived.
    We're not in full bloom."

    I especially liked these coupla lines... and the imagery of us as flowers who won't really be in full bloom until we are with Him. So very freeing and encouraging:)

  5. Greetings!

    I just found you and your precious blog through 5 Minute Friday! I LOVE what you shared! Sounded like it was me speaking here. I talk about this subject often and I live it. We will never arrive until we get to Heaven. Until then, we will be in a constant state of growing and blooming where we are planted if we choose to obey God. Thank you for sharing "real" from your heart. I look forward to visiting with you more!


    P.S. Love your family shots!

  6. Beautiful poem, and very encouraging, God allows us to grow at our own pace, we have to listen, and not let other's noise and expectations get in the way. Happy Friday

  7. Lovely much expectations. Always expect to grow with HIM if you are truly in Him.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Following you now. (:

  8. Lovely poem :) As a mommy of 3 boys, I love the tag line for your header and your blog is just adorable (as are the pics of your children) - I am a new follower via your GFC. It's awesome to meet you. Hugs & Blessings



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