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Mommy Moments Monday:: My Heart Belongs to Daddy

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It’s nearing Valentine’s Day. Right now, you can find super cute Valentine’s Day shirts for kids at Target, Walmart, The Children’s Place, and other retailers. They have cutesy phrases on them like “Sorry Ladies, I’m Taken” or “I’m a Heart Breaker” and many, many more.

Last year, I came across a cute shirt for my youngest that read, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Of course, I snatched it up for her because those who have been around my family for even five minutes knows that both of my girls are “Daddy’s Girls”. My youngest really is a Daddy’s Girl to the point that when he was in Africa on a mission trip last October, she woke up crying throughout the night asking for “Dada” because her Dada hadn’t tucked her in and rocked her.

My heart belongs to daddy

Needless to say, this “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” shirt really fits Landrye. Her shirt got me thinking, “What if everyone had a shirt had a saying of how they truly are, feel, think? What would they read? What would my shirt read?

 

Would everyone’s shirt read how we truly see them? Is everyone as honest and as down-to-earth as they let on? Would anyone’s shirt surprise someone else? What would your shirt read?

Would yours read, “Giddy and Gossiping”? “Humbled and Thankful”? “Bold, Blunt, and Demanding”? “Generous”? “My Heart Belongs to . . Facebook”?? {After all, what we love most is reflected in our actions and how we spend our time.} Or would it read something else?

We all wear our "hearts on our sleeves". But what if you wore it on a shirt? What would your shirt read?

Being completely honest with you all, my shirt would read, “Bold, Blunt, and Demanding”. {To those people who truly know me, this doesn’t come as a surprise at all. 🙂 } This isn’t how I want to be remembered though. There is a time and place to be bold and blunt; however, that it not how I should be at all times. Over the past year, God has worked in my life and has shown me more of a “good kind” of my boldness and replacing my bluntness with other attributes. The more I read God’s Word, the more of my “old blunt self” is slowly being replaced by humbleness. The more I pray, the less I “demand” and the more I come to ask for God’s Will to be done in my life. The more I worship God, the more of my “old bold self” is slowly fading away into boldly worshiping and thanking God for everything He has blessed me with and not caring what those around me think.

I know I can’t get rid of my “screen tee” on my own. I know that God can use my flaws for His kingdom, and He is slowly molding me each day. I’m still bold, and blunt, but it’s less of the “bad kind” each day and more of the “good kind”. It’s a progress, and each day it’s a struggle. Some days, my shirt should read, “Frustrated” and other days it should read, “Humbled”. Each day though, I hope my shirt reads, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” as in my Heavenly Father; however, I know it doesn’t always look that way based on my actions. It’s a progress, and I’m slowly getting there.

What does your shirt read? What do you hope it reads? Or what do you want it to read?

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