13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
Would You Like A Cup Of Coffee?
Imagine I ask you to have coffee with me—which is exactly what I do with my best friends. There’s just something about sitting across a table from you truly care about that really gets a conversation going (And if you’re not a coffee drinker, then tea or a yummy dessert are perfectly acceptable substitutes).
I call, text, or email: “Can we get together? Theirs is something I’d really like to tell you.”
We pick your favorite spot. I meet you at the door. We settle into a quiet corner. Order our favorite drinks. Swap small talk over mochas or tea.
Sip by sip we go deeper until we land at a level of heart…that place where it’s hard to go in the middle of the busy and broken.
I clear my throat, lean back, look you in the eyes, and say.
~”It’s time you knew you’re amazing”~
You smile, laugh awkwardly, glance at the ceiling. “I know. I know,” you reply. “So kind of you of you to say.”
I respond, looking at you more intently.
“I mean it’s time you really knew. And there’s more.
You’re not only amazing.
You’ve got what it takes…not just to survive but to change the world.”
By this time your fingers are wrapped around your cup. You stare down at the bottom of it, focused on the emptiness, wondering why these words are so hard to hear.
Finally you ask, “Who told you that?”
And I respond, “The only One who really knows__Someone who loves you.”
(Words from Holley Gerth, from her book “You’re already amazing” Pages 15-16.)