Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today I Am Brave

Photo Credit: Sars Richardson



I live in fear.
I know I’m not supposed to, but it grips me so tight that I’ve forgotten what it feels like to function without it. With each step I take, I am painfully aware of this fear, my traveling companion. We are in a muddled, co-dependent relationship. But I want out.
I want to be brave.
I want a lot of things. I want to keep living in the city, but I am scared that my kids won’t have a quality education and that they won’t thrive due to a lack of outdoor space and that the busy streets will harm them if they accidentally step off the sidewalk.
I want to be brave.
I want to write all the things I have in my heart, but I am scared I’ll unintentionally hurt others through my words. I’m scared my words won’t be good enough. I’m scared my words won’t matter. I’m scared I don’t matter.

Today I have the wonderful opportunity to share this at SheLoves Magazine, one of my very favorite places to hear stories of strong, brave women. I am so honored to have my piece there today. I'd love for you to join me there to here the rest.......

6 comments:

  1. I just ran into this article on SheLoves today and I amen-ed all the way through it, thank you for your beautiful encouraging words! I have been needing them. I couldn't help but smile when I saw your blog address-- what a coincidence, I'm a Chicago mama too! Who knows, we could be neighbors. ;)

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  2. Wow. Thanks for putting words to this. I feel it too. I know it's a daily thing, but we just have to keep choosing to be brave and put our hope and future in His hands. So glad you shared.

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  3. Thanks, Sarah! So glad you liked it!

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  4. Oh, Cara - so glad! Look me up on Twitter sometime - us Chicago mamas have to stick together!

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  5. Thanks so much, Constance!

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