fear: (noun) a feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of something or the safety and well-being of someone. the likelihood of something unwelcome happening. I fear anxiety itself. I dread moments when I feel anxious, empty, or lonely. I fear the future. I fear not knowing if and when we will return "home" wherever that may be. I fear having children. I fear that I am responsible for a small person's life, faith and well being. I fear not having children. One of my worst fears is that my dad may not meet his grand babies, or watch them grow up if we wait around to have kids. I fear leaving New York and the relationship we have developed here with each other. I fear having to leave our church family here. I fear the idea of having to live here forever (fickle I know). I fear the world we live in. The people, the violence and the self entitlement. I fear that bringing a child into this world could be a disaster. I fear being alone. What if God one day took Joe away from me. I would be so, so lost. I fear looking weak in front of my peers. I fear the death of others, but not of my own. It's selfish really. I fear the sadness it would bring. I fear that there are dark times and worse moments in my future. I fear all things out of my control. Fear is the burden we carry on our shoulders daily. It is fear that forms the wrinkles around our tired eyes; and fear is what ages us. Fear is stressed without spelling desserts backwards. What is fear for you? Does it motivate you? Does it encourage you? Fear is something I take to my creator. When I cannot handle it anymore, I leave it with someone who can. My fear evaporates as I am still instead of worrying. Won't you sit still today?
This week I am introducing you to more of the lovely ladies I got to meet during Happy Hour Hangout last month.
Cheers not Jeers Episode 15
Annie, from What She Saw, is an amazing blogger who has a beautiful soul. She is wise beyond her years and understands what guides her life. I was honored to have met her via the hangout as well as her thought provoking blog posts. Her love for vocabulary is apparent through her words. Did you know she even wrote her own book? I'm seriously impressed and you need to check this girl out!
Jessa, from Life of a Sports Wife, is the most amazing gal at being incredibly flexible. I think I had it bad moving across the country. Talk about moving multiple times a year! You can tell she adores her husband and I love seeing that in other women. Recently, they were able to bring their pup "Heisman" home, and I'll be the first to tell you, he is stinking cute! Check out this sweet family!
As bloggers, more importantly as women, it is often easy to get caught up in the strains and drains of life. Lets face it, life can just flat out SUCK at times. And I don't know about you, but I don't know anyone who doesn't love a sweet compliment or a simple thumbs up thrown their way. As motivation to spur a little female bonding around the "interwebs" I introduce to you this weekly link up "Cheers not Jeers"
This is your chance to build up some of your favorite women and showcase their talent through your blog and spread a little sisterly love.
How it works:
Every Wednesday join in the link up by including "Cheers" about your favorite bloggers. These are bloggers who spur your creativity, touch your heart, or keep you sane laughing.
Post a small shout out or devoted post to your blogger loves, creating more community between each other, while posting a link to their blog in your post so others many be inspired.
After linking up, find a new face, visit a new blog, introduce yourself and send them a "cheer"
There are no specific "rules" about following certain individuals in the link up, but just strongly encouraging women to seek out one another and offering praise instead of the negativity we can often see floating around the world wide web. I will personally visit each blog in the link up to see what an awesome impact this is making.