Monday, April 6, 2009

My own fairytale...

Life isn't full of fairytale endings...
as hard as I tried to make my life look like a fairytale, the more problems kept creeping up. I used to drive myself insane with looking at blogs and wanting to have "perfect lives" like what I was reading about. I wanted the perfect looking kids, with perfect looking clothes, in brand-new houses full of brand-new perfect looking stuff.


The more I learn about life and the more I dig into God's word, I have decided I'm more than o.k. with my imperfections...with Max's imperfections, with our life full of imperfections. My marriage to Gil definantly did not end like a fairytale...and is far from "happily ever after..." But that's o.k. with me now, in Psalm 119: 71 it says "It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees."


I love this verse...cause it makes me think - "What??? It was GOOD for me to be afflicted????" That's crazy, right?? Not really, the more I think about it, the less crazy it sounds - cause when I'm at my lowest is when God draws me the nearest. Well, God always holds me near but I seem to feel his embrace more when I am afflicted.

When I was a little girl I read all the books and watched all the movies about the princesses - staring at their gorgeous dresses and wanting to dance with the prince one day. Well - guess what? I'm making my own fairytale...and one day I will dance with my Prince - He is getting me thru all this junk that happens in real life so that one day I can go to Heaven and have my first dance with Him. Just how magical does that sound?? Better than any fairytale ending I could ever come up with on my own...


13 comments:

Whitney Dyer said...

Loved this post...I also think that life should be perfect, but after this weekend, I've found that it's not! But that with all the imperfections, God is there and shows his love, as well as the love from others. Cinderella is my favorite princess, but no one has that good of a ending, unless they have God! Thanks again for the post!!! Hope your first day back wasn't too bad!

Brittany said...

I love how you look at your situation and draw closer to God from it. The princess thing reminds me of a book I read in college- I think it was called "falling in love with Jesus". I remember when I read it that i really liked it. You might look into it??

Leah Robinson said...

I have a friend that helped me realize that life isn't about being perfect.....it's about being "perfectly imperfect"!!! I believe God loves our imperfections!

Boothbloggers said...

Abby, you have such a beautiful heart.... thank you for sharing it.
You are so wise-life is so very imperfect and that's what makes Heaven so worth the wait.
love ya girl!

Ashley said...

Loved the post! I don't think any person is "perfect". I think you live and you learn through the challenges that God gives us...which in the long run help us become a better person. Just Believe!

Ali Gish said...

Abbie, I loved this post! Thank you for sharing what is on your heart.

Sue said...

Abby your post reminded me of a song I've been hearing lately. Check it out on my blog.

Christy said...

Solid post!

sarah said...

Abbie~ I loved reading this blog and thank you so much for sharing it with me. I so often wonder what it would be like to have all the perfect things and perfect life, but I have realized that I am okay with not having all those things. God will take care of me, and that is the best feeling. I love ya bunches and miss you so much! Hope to see you sometime soon.

cami Jeffers said...

I hope your working on that book you have such a way with words! Don't miss your calling!

Tera said...

Abbie- Christa Shore's Bridegroom song reminds me of this. Braylee calls it the "princess" song...love it.

Chelsa said...

abbie- thanks for sharing your heart. my situation is different, we might not be going through the same things, but i get it. when i'm down, when i'm at my lowest, when i think "this is it God i can't take anything else" that's when i'm closest to him, when i am nothing then i know he is my everything...
love you girl!

Lauren said...

I love that scripture!


so beautiful.