As water reflects the face,
so one's life reflects the heart.
There are times in my life where I am stunned to see the reflection staring back at me,
whether it's in the mirror, in my children's faces or in the eyes of a stranger, I am humbled.
My walk with God is new. I've always been a believer but I'd never opened a bible willingly wanting to grow until a few years ago. There were moments in my past where I read a chapter here or there but it wasn't for more than a brief moment...I always went back to my old habits and haunts and cast Him away. I pushed the thought of Him away and honestly I made fun of the mere thought of Him. Then I glanced in the mirror one day and saw His reflection of me staring back...haunted and lost.
And then I finally let Him in. For good.
God has shown me in so many ways what He sees in me through others and there is never a moment where I stop and thank Him for reflecting back to me what it is he wants me to see. It may be a harsh reality I do not wish to face or it may be the simple smile from someone who I have passed along in my journey. Either way He is telling me something. He is showing me my faults. He is telling me a story of love. He is sharing with me a thought I've only dreamed of. His reflections are always stunning. And each time I see a reflection of His amazing grace I am so thankful for that moment He reflected back that scared and anguished mother in the mirror. I can only move forward from then and not dwell on the past but make the most of what I've been shown. I can be an example to my children and hopefully be the mother, wife and friend God intended me to be to the world.