Inspire Me Monday – Week Thirty Four

knotCan I tell you a secret?

I am tired.

I am wanting another week of Christmas vacation before going into the “reality” of schoolwork, working, the busy of it all.

I am wanting more of the rest, more of the wonder of it, more of something.


I don’t even know what that something is and it causes an emptiness that I cannot totally explain.


And my heart is breaking with the heaviness of it all.


Different things seems to break my heart every day.


The choices I make.

The choices my children make.

The choices complete strangers make.


And every day there are times when I want to do something over.

To make it more perfect.


As the babes sleep through the night or my little one stops asking me to marry him.

To realize that when that moment was happening, it was the last and I needed to savor it more than I did.


But then, I realize that is a world with me in the center of it.


And when we are the center of our days, when we stand first before the light, there is no room for illumination.


For when we look inward, there is no longing for the outward. 


And yet, there is still that broken heart.


As Ann so beautifully puts it:

“The secret way to heal a broken heart is to let love leak out like an ocean through all the cracks.”


To give until your grieving is dulled by the beauty of joy.

To hope until the wonder isn’t painful.

To love until the brokenness becomes a part of another.


Because maybe we were not made to be fixed right now. Maybe, just maybe, we are not called to help heal each other, but to join each other in the brokenness, because there is only One who was crushed so that He can heal us fully.


And He is just waiting for you.

To heal our hurt.

To help our doubt.

To forgive our yuck.  And if you think you are the only one with yuck, come back tomorrow when I talk about my yuck.


But for now, be inspired by the One who loves you no matter what!


And share your inspiration as well!

Here are a few tips to make this easy peasy:

Easy Peasy…1,2,3:

1. Link up ONE inspirational post, song, DIY idea, video, song, ANYTHING that gets us kick started into Mondays!

2. Visit TWO other contributors (the one right before you and another one) and leave an encouraging comment. We all like a little comment love!

3. Spread the inspiration and invite some friends! ! Share the post on Facebook, tweet something inspiring, pin it, or whatever social media outlet you prefer – let’s try to build this community in order to inspire another heart on this Monday morning.

And to add a little more amazing inspiration, here are the hostesses that will be joining us these next few months.  This summer (Yes, I am already dreaming of summer), we will have guest hostesses so stay tuned!

Angie {FacebookTwitter}, Cindy {FacebookTwitter}, Denise {Facebook,Twitter}, Anita and Carol {Facebook, Twitter}

Share the button – Share the inspiration:


 Angie Ryg

I cannot wait to read your inspirations!

  • Kristin Kuda

    Oh, Angie! The post Christmas letdown can be just that: a sense of just absolutely nothing. Totally in the same boat. But I have to say, as my husband I watched our children LITERALLY bouncing off the walls last night, it’s clear we are in need of our normal routine! We’re all going a little loopy in these parts. And this: “Maybe, just, maybe, we are not called to help heal each other, but to join each other in the brokenness, because there is only One who was crushed so that He can heal us fully. Just, yes.

  • Messy Mom

    Well said. We have to let go of the control and just rest in him. That’s when the freedoms comes.

  • Anita

    YES! Called to come alongside each other in our brokenness–we’re called to be the helpers, not the healers, the caregiver, not the curegiver.

  • Carol

    I can so relate to the ‘being tired after Christmas” thing. I think this Christmas should win an award in my life for being worst. However, I am so thankful that I can let God have all that and renew myself in him. Thanks for your excellent words today!

  • Dawn

    Oh, the tired thing is a common reality this time of year, but the yuck that you talk about, I get it. It is heavy and it is real. And you are right, there is only One way that healing comes, and through our brokenness He manifests beauty, because when we realize our need He has alread made a way to meet it. That is where we can rest in hope and let the tiredness fade away, right?! Thanks for hosting the link up!