This world, this awful, beautiful, gut-wrenching world we live in, can take its toll.
Maybe you are fighting some of these same exhausting battles.
Maybe you are lost in the daily struggle, and the dim reflection of your true self is a hazy reminder of who you once wanted to be.
I think that the cry for these familiar battles lies here:
We are all meant to birth. Your DNA is a complicated pattern of possiblities that deserve exploration. Your hands and feet and mind were made to create.
Believe me. We need you.
Hollie, my amazing friend with the beautiful hair and the handsome twins, is finding her way back to that burning light inside, the one that illuminates her deepest self, the saturated colors of what makes her so lovely.
As she puts it, “As I slowly take back pieces of myself, I am resting in the comfort of God's love.”
- Because I wonder how many of us need encouraged to push through the pain of creation and give birth to something new in our lives.
- Because Hollie makes wonderful things from her wonderful imagination.
- Because I know you’re buying crappy kid stuff made in Bangladesh and China instead of perfect items hand-sewn with care and talent at a kitchen table in Oregon.
Hollie runs a shop called The Golden Sparrow, and I am an addicted customer. As you're rounding out your holiday gifts, take a look at her clothes and accessories. Buy some. Support a small business, support the business of finding yourself again, and support the notion that we all have something important to contribute.
If anything, support their assuredly astronomical shampoo bills, something we know nothing about over here :)
-infinity scarves for babies and toddlers
-infinity scarves for women
-bowties for little boys