There is empowering freedom that comes from authenticity.
This age of social media has us isolated. We have never been so connected and yet so lonely. In a world of perfect Pinterest pins and only the most beautiful moments shared on Instagram, it is easy to start comparing your life to others and think you are alone in your daily struggles of the mundane chaos.
But, I have been reminded quite a few times recently that when you open up about real life, others are willing to share their stories with you.
They aren’t just willing to share. They want to share; they need to share; they need someone to understand, to listen.
My husband and I are in separate beds tonight.
Don’t worry. It’s probably not what you think.
He is leading a trip to Quebec with some of his students. International borders separate us on this Valentine’s Day. And that’s ok.
Don’t get me wrong, of course I miss him. But not because of the day it is, but because of the man he is.
February 5th will forever be a celebration of life for me.
It was on this day last year that we found out there was a life growing inside of me.
And it was on this day six years ago that God spared the lives of my best friends when an EF-4 tornado ripped through their dorm rooms.
Sarah loves Jesus and her family and is passionate about addressing the urgent spiritual and physical needs around the world. She is the wife of Spencer and mama of Katherine and Claire, and they live in Nashville, TN. She runs a photography business with her husband and writes in order to offer encouragement and invite others to choose grace, joy, and gratitude in the adventure and the mundane. She loves traveling and reading; she will choose unsweet tea over sweet and bootcut jeans over skinny; and she is all sorts of awkward with small talk but thrives with deep conversations.