I bought this watch for my mama 2 years ago on Mother's Day. She LOVED this watch and she wore it every day, right until the moment she died. Now, it mostly sits in my jewelry box at home, but on the days when I miss her a little extra, I wear it so that I can feel close to her.
The Lord has taught me something beautiful and so HOPE-filled with this watch: We don't have to receive everything our parents pass down to us. We can CHOOSE what to claim, and then we can give the heavier things to the Father.
Because you see, my mama left me with much more than this watch when she went to Heaven. She gave me a bit of her childlike innocence, her sense of humor, her taste in music, her girly style. But for a while she also gave me her fear of men, her sense of worthlessness, her worries about the future, and some pretty unfortunate health issues. But God's been helping me to see that I don't have to receive ALL of it.
There's a cycle of abuse and shame in my family, one that goes back for GENERATIONS. My mom's parents died when she was young, and she carried so much of their baggage for the rest of her life. So it has been LIFE CHANGING & POWERFUL to know that these heavy heirlooms don't have to come home with me, too. I have been ACTIVELY healing and rejecting that brokenness... the cycle can end with me.
So Beloved, I'm sharing this with you because I know that some of you are dealing with things your parents did or didn't do, things that happened to you. God wants you to know that someone else's brokenness doesn't have to break you. The sins of your father don't have to become your sins. The wounds of your mother don't have to be your wounds. Through Jesus, God has given you the power to BREAK EVERY CHAIN. With His help, you CAN rewrite your story and reject anything that's not fit for a child of the King.
So yeah, I'll GLADLY wear her watch and hold her beautiful spirit close to me. I will PROUDLY be her daughter and listen to the songs she loved for the rest of my life, but I don't want her broken stuff. I don't think she'd want me to have them, either. Love you, Mama. 💛#inheritance #UNbroken #activelyhealing #returnbrokenness