“The least interesting thing about a person is what they look like.” My amazing Camp Well roomie/dear friend Jackie shared this quote with me.
The next day, i had the courage to share with the room of 50 women i didn’t yet know about the hardest parts of the past year. I cried and shared my fears and hurts associated with Everett’s diagnosis. A sweet woman approached me afterwards in tears confessing she judged me when she saw me the first day by my appearance and thought, “she looks ‘perfect’.. I wonder what she knows about hurt?” She shared how she lost her son 6 months ago and how she related to me more than she ever imagined. And a bond was formed. Over and over conversations were started and bonds were formed with the simple question, “what brought you to Camp Well?” It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL hearing people’s stories (ALL involved trials and challenges) and the way God meets us where we are.
If you know me well, you know I like to go deep.. I’m not great at surface conversation and don’t enjoy small talk especially where other people are the topic. In the social media world where life can look picture-perfect, we all can be quick to judge. In fact, I don’t feel like God has called me to share every challenge or detail on IG... In the transition from just being a stylist/salon owner looking to promote my business and share some marriage fun into a mom of a child with a rare condition, I was very confused on what to share. I prayed A LOT. God was very clear that I was just to bring glory to Him, that simple. I have REALLY hard days and wrestle with having balance, impatience, and an occasional hot temper. I’m exhausted, somewhat unorganized, and some days I literally wonder “how am I gonna do this?” In my weakness, God ALWAYS shows up with his strength... still not what I would have planned, but ALWAYS enough. I am so thankful for this crazy life and that is it much more than it looks like on the outside ❤️ #mybiglionheart #campwelllv2017 #beyondbeauty #innerbeauty