My absolute favorite verse….because at the end of the day, I’m only human.
“But He said to me, ‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”
-2 Corinthians 12:9
Confession time! (That’s what blogs are for, right?!) Hi! I’m Tina and I am a complete and utter mess of a human. Let’s see…I am 30 years old (semi-recent and semi-traumatizing). Uhhh…I’m a public schoolteacher (YIKES). I’m single (which shouldn’t in and of itself be messy, but ya know, 68% feminism vs. the questions about why I haven’t found someone yet = face palm). Annnnnnnd I happen to think this awful, BEAUTIFUL life is made of pure magic, especially for those who not just risk being messy (this word will take on MANY definitions throughout this blog), but for those who embrace what comes after. “For when I am weak, then I am strong”….I’m Tina and because I am a complete and utter mess of a human, I’d argue that I’m that much closer to experiencing perfection (or at least my definition of it).
My imperfect self, messy bun and all. Is the purpose for this blog making sense yet? My goal is to bring you snippets of beauty and perfection and all the good things that actually come from messiness. I want to share myself with you and lessons I’ve learned (some harder than others because I’m a drama queen) from ALL aspects of life including family and my classroom and also posts about health as well (the subjects most near and dear to my heart).
A picture of my little brother in all his glory. A post for another time, but his story is completely wrapped up in what I consider to be flawed perfection, in the Lord’s strength made perfect in weakness. I will share soon.
And here you have my classroom. The kids that have walked through this door have officially given me emotional whiplash. I may be a bit dramatic (OK a lot dramatic), but no one can fully prepare you for this job. Let’s be real, no one can fully prepare you for this life!! Thank God for that, right? How could we ever know the highest highs without experiencing weakness, vulnerability, failures, rock bottom, and some hard to handle children along the way…
I have so much more I want to say, but I shan’t get ahead of myself the first time around. But for the future, you can expect posts on life lessons I have learned so far each centered around a theme of beautiful messes. Or flawed perfection.
Until next week lovelies,