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A Friday Rise

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

We all fall down sometimes. Unfortunately, when we have kids, they can witness these very falls. Their inquisitive eyes are always watching and learning …

However, we can rest easy knowing that it is not the fall that defines us …

Instead, it is how we rise and get up that matters.

And the best part is that our little loves watch that too.

They watch us become relentlessly stronger and more courageous. They watch beauty come from pain. They watch the greatest healings come from the largest scars. They watch us become warriors. They watch the peace that can come at any part… in, through and after the storm. They watch us trade in our umbrellas and join us in learning to dance in the rain.

We all have our own unique story.

It is the most powerful testimony we each have to share.

So when you fall, remember how strong you are and how much stronger you will become from it. Remember your story and how far you have come. Thank God for that and praise Him for where He is bringing you.

Remember that while these little eyes are watching, they too will learn your strength and bravery. They too will learn to rise just like you.

 

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So be easy on yourself and learn self care and self love. Be kind to yourself. But most importantly, forgive yourself. For trials and brokenness are all over, yet what matters most is what you do with that hurt.

For you will be remembered for your rise above the rest… above the mess. And that is something to be proud of!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Favorite Finds Friday – Buddy

While my favorite find of the week is not directly related to food allergies and eczema, it has definitely helped with everything in many ways.   Over the past couple of months, TJ has grown to looooove his stuffed animals.  He not only carries them around with him but also loves to pile them up and roll around with them. (At first, while I thought it was beyond adorable, I worried the rubbing against his skin would cause hives or an eczema flare up. However, to date, it has never done that!)
Out of all of these stuffed buddies, Buddy  is his favorite.
Buddy comes on walks, grocery shops,  plays with us, and has brought TJ additional comfort.
In addition, Buddy comes on most car rides and has helped with keeping TJ from scratching at his eczema during most of these drives. During last school year, car rides were stressful for both of us. No matter my antics, many times TJ would throw his toys, take off his sneakers and scratch away at his eczema, sometimes causing it to bleed. Thank God for protecting us during those times as I am not sure how I didn’t get into an accident. Driving with screaming babies on traffic-packed highways is not an enjoyable experience. So far this year, we have only had a couple difficult rides. Thank you Buddy and your pals for that.
Also, with the start of day care again, Buddy helps bring TJ comfort when I drop him off. I no longer drop off just my son but also this awesome stuffed guy or one of his other pals. Mostly Buddy though…
This Friday, I thank Taggies for their excellent and adorable product and products.  Mornings are brighter and less stressful because of this stuffed pup. Last but not least, thank you Buddy for watching out for my little guy and bringing even more smiles to our days …

 


What is your child’s favorite toy? What was your favorite toy growing up? How did or does it bring comfort to your days?