Like glass I have been broken and shattered.
God repeatedly repaired my brokenness
by carefully gluing me back together,
one broken jagged piece of me at a time,
until I became whole again.
Leaving only remnants of my brokenness for the world to see,
appearing as beautiful scars
tattooed on my skin
as a reminder of the many struggles
I have survived.
Many wounds formed deep within me.
My brokenness buried deep inside,
unable to see with the naked eye.
These internal remnants of my brokenness are forever tattooed in my heart and soul,
hopefully reappearing as love, understanding and compassion,
radiating out through me touching, inspiring, loving and helping others,
because of the many struggles I have survived.
Like glass I have been broken and shattered
but I was never completely destroyed.
I prefer to refer
to my beautiful scars
as forever tattoos
etched into my skin, heart and soul
as symbols and reminders to me and others
that I am strong, resilient and I am a survivor.
My life is not over yet.
It is only just the beginning,
full of endless possibilities
that something new and fabulous
could happen to me one day.
I must have hope and pray.
“Have patience, God isn’t finished yet.” Philippians 16
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