For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Good Stuff on a Cold Night

Here in North Texas the rain is dropping, and so are the temperatures. By the time I wake up in the morning, a nice layer of ice should have the area at a slippery crawl.

Tonight, though, in my room it is warm and cozy.

WonderBoy has taken up residence on the other side of my king size bed, and WonderGirl and her fave poodle are camped on the other side of the footboard. Thankfully, twin size mattresses are easy to pick up and move. A few feet from her, our tiny poodle and medium size Deagle are camped on a bed of their own. Well, for now the tiny poodle is on the bed, but I have a feeling as soon as WonderGirl gets still, she'll have another buddy on that mattress.

And right now, this is my absolute favorite place on earth.

Nearly a year ago, my king size mattress gave up the mattress springs, and I really considered giving up the frame to match because being just me, I don't need a bed that big. Except there are nights like tonight, when it isn't just me, and a full-size mattress wouldn't be room enough for a man-in-the-growing and me, too.

And the way to making a great life is making space for the important things...for the important people.

Some might argue these almost adults are too old to be sleeping with their mom. Goes to show what they know. Tonight none of us are adults, and none of us are kids. We are simply family. We are hearts and souls made to love and be loved who find peace and joy in each other's presence, and the presence happens to be in my room right now.

And oh my lands, but it is gift.

This is the good stuff.

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