I like to put lovely things on the blog, layouts, funny anecdotes, encouraging words, stuff to feel good. We do have challenges and frustrations and mundane daily routines, too of course, our lives are not just overseas trips, lol! Anyways this week I had some challenging situations as a mom, and was feeling low cos being a mom is what I probably regard to be my highest calling, yet there are days I don't seem to be cut out for it at all!! At times like this, I get drawn to this poem stuck onto my bedroom notice board, so this is what I will share with you today.
A STRONG WOMAN VERSUS A WOMAN OF STRENGTH
A strong woman works out everyday to keep her body in shape, but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape
A strong woman isn't afraid of anything, but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear.
A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her, but a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone.
A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future, a woman of strength realises life's mistakes can also be God's blessings and capitalizes on them
A strong woman walks sure footedly, but a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls
A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face, but a woman of strength wears grace
A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the journey, but a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong
May we all become women of strength :)
I completed 3 more Japan layouts, from grand temples to traditional weddings to awesome shopping all in one day you can see why we really enjoyed our trip.
Credits: Background image has been blended with WW's Natural Neutral papers, swirl brush by Andrea Victoria downloaded from Designers' digitals, stitches by Gunhill, and chipboard flowers by Jessica Sprague in Echoes of Asia
Credits: Blue paper from Laura18k's new home 2, heart by Mira Designs, white paper by Kim Crothers in her Citrus Sea papers, pin by Tracy King in her woodpin freebie 9
The above templates are in the store here and the template for this layout is for your to play!
I'm so happy to finally use some of my Japan themed kits on the layouts!! Credits: Black paper by Laurenreid, fan paper from Cori Gammon's Asian Fusion, little doll peg is in a folder named Maiko on my harddrive, I'm so sorry I seemed to have lost the designer's information, anyone who knows pls let me know! Journal tab from Shabby Princess' Promise, scalloped edge by Nina Scraps Designs
This template is now available as a set in the store HERE