The analogy of a beautiful mess reminds me of an incident with daughter quite a few years ago. I woke up one fateful morning, walked into my kitchen and discovered little white handprints all over my floor, walls, cabinets etc. Apparently she had awoken before me and managed to pry open a bucket of drywall mud, left out by my handyman husband---need I say more? At first I was furious. I promptly placed her in a time out and proceeded to clean up the mess. But as I scrubbed away her lil handprints, my frustration began to disappear, as I saw the beauty in her mess. I imagined the joy she had in playing in the goo and discovering how placing her hand on a hard surface left an imprint. What fun! I couldn't help but leave a couple as keepsakes behind. Now years later, I cherish those two little white handprints, I decided NOT to clean up that day. They've become a work of art on the side of an old wooden desk, complete with crayon marks she later added to the masterpiece.
I believe God does the same with our messes...he makes something beautiful out of them. He see's our struggles and our pain and her promises to use it all for His good purpose for our lives. they become the very things that relate us with others walking though similar struggles.
blogger + wife + mama of 4 + unplanned pregnancy support worker + keto-fied wellness enthusiast. All of that stripped away, Donna simply considers herself a beloved daughter of God whose purpose is to shine His light through the cracks of her brokenness. Sunshine, coffee, dark chocolate and good conversation are her idea of a great time. Donna enjoys writing as a way of processing life and seeks to encourage frazzled moms, like herself, to take care of their mental, physical and spiritual wellness and see beauty in their brokenness.