the joy project july 31 ginger unzueta

Most often, our natural instinct in life is to succeed. As mothers, as artists, in all we do. But it is when we sink, when we fail, that we become most alive. I have been reading a book over the last year that I keep going back to. I keep re-reading the pages whenever I get the time. It is called A Million Little Ways by Emily Freeman and it has given me so much to think about as we are all created with gifts to give back to this world."Drop the hands and let the knees be weak. Loosen the grip and let the arms open wide. Bow the head and let the eyes close tight. We cannot do this life. We not parent these children. We cannot lead this company. We cannot change this world. We cannot make this art. 

Not alone. Not on our own. Not without sinking first. In the act of sinking into God, of looking up at him from the depths of our own inadequacy, we begin to know who he is. In turn, we know who we are as well."

As your mother, I pray that you will never forget that you need God in every aspect of your life.  Seek Him, sink into Him--He is waiting with open arms to love you. Do not be afraid to fail. I love the three of you so much and am so grateful to see your hearts already following Jesus.