Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Looking back on the last month I realized that I can sum it up in one word; Label. I had a birthday so now I am 39. My kids thought I was 67! Oh yeah so not ready for that label.

Mom and Wife are my two most favorite labels.

Christian, a label that carries so much weight but yet so free at the same time!

My kids have had some labels put on them recently. ADD. I know there are so many out there with this label, I know that it is overused; I know that it is stigmatized. We all want our kids to inherit so many traits, like “oh she has your face, your husband’s eyes, nose, or personality”. I don’t think ADD is hereditary. I do however think it has something to do with how your brain is “wired” which absolutely can be hereditary.

Restrictive Eating Disorder, a large label for such a small person. Such a large obstacle for someone that is only 5. We are dealing with that label too. OCD. I know I have had this label put on me. I agree and again would not have chosen to pass this on to my child let alone one that already has a large label on him. Apparently some labels go together. Like OCD and restrictive eating disorder.

What I do know is that the label that should mean so much to me is Jesus. For that is the only label that God sees. He doesn’t see wife, mom, anorexic, hyper, perfectionist. He doesn’t see cold, stubborn, grumpy, depressed, deformed or passive aggressive. Right now I am so thankful for this. So thankful that when He looks at my children he sees what I see. Thankful that when he looks at me he sees past my sins and sees me through "Jesus colored glasses". Please don’t let the label you put on yourself or others color how you act towards them. We all have labels that either we wear proudly or try to hide. We can start each day by casting away our labels and wearing the one God has given us.
You are His Child, and the people you meet today are His children too!

Isiah 43:1 "But now, this is what the LORD says--he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine."

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