Little Girl Lost: Becoming Living Art-Week 4 — 18 Comments

  1. I want to hug you too. I wish I can make a detour to come visit you before coming home from San Diego. I just think we are truly sisters-in-Christ. So much of what you share resonates with me. I don’t remember much from my childhood days. Dreams…I’m not sure. There was hardly ever a time when I didn’t feel as though I belonged. Maybe my dream was simply to belong…somewhere. Anywhere. And we do belong. I can feel Him planting those dreams in my heart. For now, He just wants me to trust in Him. Okay…I’m rambling. 🙂 I love you, sweet friend. You are a precious gift. xoxoxo

    • Permission to ramble. Our hearts beat so similar. I WISH I could have driven down to San Diego. But, I am believing there will be a day when we will meet in person! Hugs!

  2. Loving this series, Barbie. I don’t really remember specific dreams, but I love the way that the things I loved to do as a child get mixed in with what I do now as a writer and speaker. God is so gracious. How little we understand the power in living out what we are created to do. We struggle hard to figure it out and then to find opportunities to flourish in it. Blessings, sweet friend. You are living art of the very best king–that which blesses and encourages others.

  3. Dear Barbie-What a powerful post. I don’t know what your childhood was like, but I can honestly say it is like you were there in mine, your recollections match mine I think. I grew up with so many insecurities and self doubt; I can honestly say that the Lord used it to make me the mom I am today. The other day I heard a question on the radio “what do you miss most that you did with your mom”-I can tell you that I didn’t have one memory of a good thing I did with her. She passed away when I was 21, so never got to have an adult relationship with her. I have no idea of what passions the Lord placed in me; I do know that I to love writing/blogging, quilting and dogs. Dogs are probably one of my biggest passions, even though we just have one. Grands top that though. I would love to know more about His dreams and passions for me.
    Thanks for sharing dear one!!!

    • Noreen, I’ve missed you. I don’t have specific memories of doing good things with my mother either, and she’s still living. We aren’t close, but it’s not a bad relationship, just indifferent. I am praying for both of us, that God will bright to light our passions. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Elizabeth, do you know how much I would LOVE to sit and chat with you, over coffee? Perhaps one day. Until then, let’s be brave together, shall we?

  4. I so want to give you a hug too dear Barbie. I pray that God will give you clarity to find your true calling and that was you uncover those missing chunks from your life He gives you strength and courage to face them whatever they are. I do not know you personally but I love you, dear friend. You’ve always held a special place for me.

  5. I’d like to give you a hug! Uncovering the past especially when it holds pain to relive is so difficult. I too have huge chunks missing from my memory -a defense mechanism I used to protect my heart. One day I would like to know who I was before the nightmare started. What was I like my first 5 years of life? Why was I nicknamed Sunshine when all I remember is fear? Hang tight, friend. Continue to trust and The Lord will reveal in His time!

    • I believe God allows that protection over our hearts for a reason. Trusting Him for the timing for both of us as to when/if those events will be unveiled. Hugs!

  6. Barbie, I wonder if you like I have struggled with people pleasing? If so, it stuck me as I was reading your post that perhaps you were so busy pleasing others as a child that you didn’t have time to dream. It’s just a thought and wanted to share. God is using you my friend, even in the waiting. Blessings, Kasey

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