Love and be loved

This post is about real life.

My life is no different than anyone else’s. There is always work to be done and not enough hours to do it in. We struggle with balance, relationships and responsibilities. Steve is out of town and I do not go to the old house to work unless someone else is there. Smart don’t you think? So I was privileged to go get dog food for our beloved J.R. he is the best dog ever. As I walk through the pet store, this little guy catches my eye. He looks like I feel sometimes. I’m not trying to be dramatic but sometimes it feels like I’m smooshed between the big rock and the glass. Who doesn’t?


We tend to trap ourselves in our own little bubble, forgetting the great things and getting all caught up in being tired and overwhelmed and stressed out. We forget about the wonderful people around us and get caught up in what we don’t have instead of relishing in what we do. It’s really the little stuff that’s so great.

I forget that I have a great support system that will help if ONLY I will ask. Ask for help? That just shows weakness right? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong .

Romans 12:2 says “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will. ”

I was reminded this week of when Aaron and Hur held Moses’ arms up because he became to weary to hold them up himself. No matter who you are, you sometimes need an arm holder. I am greatful for mine.

Some weeks are harder than others. Sometimes we have to apologize for what we do or say. Sometimes we are the arm holder and sometimes we are the one whose arms are held. No matter what position you are in, love and be loved.


About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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2 Responses to Love and be loved

  1. Renee says:

    Great post my friend! I will be your arm holder ANY DAY! This post is perfect for the month long funk I’m crawling out of! Thanks so much for the encouragement and lizard photo!


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