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Monday, April 29, 2013

A little letter of hope, for your Monday.

Dear beautiful friend,

As you step out of bed this quiet, sunny Monday. 
As you brush your teeth and slip on your maxi skirt and favorite top.
As you clasp your golden necklace around your neck,
and spray that purple round bottle of perfume on your wrists.
As you pour your steamy coffee, adding a spoonful of sugar and a splash of cream.
As you walk down the sidewalk,
get into your little car,
walk into your office,
find a chair in the classroom,
sit down at your old desk in your room as the sun streams in,
maybe just pick up the baby and walk him to the couch,
or even pick up the paper and search for that elusive job.

As you sigh, wondering how you will weather the storm you're fighting.
As you breathe and try to calm your racing heart, 
wondering how you'll find peace in the anxiety.
As you smile, wondering how you deserve to be so happy. 
As you wipe away a tear, wondering how on earth you will withstand the pain.
As you shudder, wishing the guilt would just go away.
As you roll your eyes, mad at the world - bitterness running through your veins.
As you try and numb the pain, with shopping or alcohol or sex.

Whatever you face today, my friend.
Whatever you fight.
Whatever may confuse you, bring you down, 
weigh on your heart like a heavy burden, make you cry, 
cause you to smile and laugh and just feel crazy blessed,
and the thing that makes you just wanna give it all up.

Whatever your Monday looks like. Whatever looms ahead in your week...

I want you to know 6 things:

1. You are not alone.
2. You are very loved.
3. You have one wild and precious life. Use it wisely.
4. Jesus is there. Just ask Him to speak, to come. And hold onto those whispers.
5. You can hang on, He is there. He takes your darkness and He can make it light.
6. I promise, it's all going to be okay. 

You have a friend. 
Don't give up.



  1. Absolutely beautiful Erin. Thanks for sharing this. I know it's going to touch someone's life today.

  2. Thanks Erin for this!!


  3. This is just what I needed today! Thanks for that Erin!

  4. Your post is beautiful! Thanks for brightening my Monday.

  5. Good. stuff. <3

  6. So many tears, Erin. And there would be way more if I wasn't sitting at my desk at work right now.

    Thank you.

  7. I just found your blog and love it! This was such an encouraging post to start out a Monday morning!

  8. Hey sweet Erin you are a gem, God is so awesome isn't he, the fact that Jesus fulfills our every heart desire if we just let him. God is so good all the time (; Beautiful post, I love you, keep shining Jesus through your words.

  9. you always know just what to say, erin. you are a treasure and your little light is shining ever so brightly. thank you for your beautiful example.


  10. Beautiful words of encouragement!

  11. You are BEAUTIFUL. Beyond thankful for your heart and your love for us sisters.

  12. This is beautiful, you're are beautiful. Thank you so much for such sweet words. You are a true gem, Erin.

    xo Kylie Rae

  13. I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. this is beautiful. a blessing. thanks erin.

  15. Thank you Erin! You have the most amazing gift to inspire and encourage. I needed to hear this so badly. I'm struggling to get through my last two weeks of school and especially chemistry (ugh). But knowing He is here with me, that He will bring me through is the most amazing and comforting thing. Love you sister!

  16. SO UM... how did you know what kind of container my perfume was in? ;)

  17. What a great inspiration for a Monday (even though today is Tuesday haha). We often get so caught up in the stresses of life and feel lost when we fail, and forget that He is you take away the darkness

  18. Absolutely beautiful. Your words are truly blessed Erin.

  19. Thank you. I needed this...and so many people I know... gonna share it around! xo

  20. I was looking for some message of hope today, a little ray of sunshine... and i thought of your blog... and i read this. thank you! exactly the message, the little push, the motivation that i need.


sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.


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