Prove It! {repost from 06/01/12}

Hello Loveys -
Back in the day, at my old blog, I had a lot to say...
On Fridays I always, without fail, posted a "coffee date" post and linked it up at Alissa's.  That will definitely not change with this new blog.  It's my favorite post of the week.

On her blog today, Alissa is co-hosting with Gussy Sews and asking,
"If you could travel back in time,
what are 3 things you know now that you would tell your younger self?"

This made me think of a post I had written at Cover to Cover and I wanted to share it again with you...

Besos and Hugs,
Nay
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I have my coffee cup in front of me.
I've been waiting for you so that I can not only pour you some coffee, but pour a little bit of my heart and thoughts out at you.
So here goes...
I have written and rewritten this post.
I have thought of everything I would want to hear read if I came by this blog today.
As I wrote this post the first and second and third time - it wasn't coming out right.
I was being Miss I've-Been-There and Miss Listen-to-me-because-I know-everything...but that just wasn't right.
Back in the day...
If I had to sit down and listen to some old lady tell me what I should or shouldn't do, I would've rolled my eyes and pretended to listen.
You know what I would have wanted to hear?
Nothing.
I would have wanted them to
Prove It.
Prove to me that "this too shall pass".
Tell me that I went through crap from the time I was 5 until I was 13 for a reason.
Tell me that God allowed things to happen to make me a stronger person.
Tell me that the people I think are my foundation really aren't.
Tell me that I won't find that base, that foundation, until I get married and have a family of my own.
Tell me not to do whatever guys tell me to...in bed.
Tell me to hold on to that virginity for someone special - someone who actually loves me, not the guy that'll stop talking to me the next day.
Remind me that the words that come out of my mouth are important, but that my true gift is writing.
Make me write everyday - force me.
And when I complain about what I can't do because I'm not good enough - tell me I am good enough.
All. The. Time.
Tell me that God strengthens my every move.
Teach me about His Love early on....because darn it! It would've made things a lot easier.
Actually, don't tell me.
Show me...by your example.
Do it in a way that will teach me to be proud to be female. 
Show me how to be a warrior.
Teach me to stand up for myself.
Lead me to the mirror and make me recite:
I am beautifully made.  I am a gorgeous woman.  I can do anything.
Yes, that's what I would've liked.
I wouldn't have rolled my eyes at that.

What I would want to read here today is this:
Make sure you are encouraged everyday.
Make sure you inspire yourself to do more than you think you can.
Empower yourself and those around you by being an example of a Beloved Person.
Really.
That's all it takes.
It took me a long time to figure it out. 

Don't roll your eyes at me.
:)

xoxo – Your Nay

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1 comment:

  1. Love you friend!!! You are every bit a princess filled with more worth than you could ever know. Be encouraged that God is doing + will continue to do great things with your life to bring glory to His kingdom.
    xoxo

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Hey Lovey! You're commenting! You just made me happier than...well, me with a Chestnut Praline Latte. (Yes, now you know what to order for me if we ever go to Starbucks - lol)