Who I am. Today.

Today, I have a date. There won’t be flowers or wine or fancy food. The picnic basket will be filled with sodas, chips, water – and sweet potatoes and applesauce. A stray or two may come along.

The music won’t be romantic, and I won’t wear a flowing dress.

But the date will be perfect. Because it will remind me who I am – and whose I am.

I am wife, Scooby, June Bug, Sweet Pea.
I am mom, mommy, mother (said in a deep, affected voice with a smile).
I am Gigi.
I am loved. Without condition. Regardless of what I do.
I am chosen. A pearl of great price. A princess, really.

Today, I’ll not listen to the whispers of “you need to be a somebody to count for something.” Today, I’ll not surrender to the pressure of needing to find my place or make my voice louder in this world. Today, I’ll walk away from finding the perfect words or the perfect picture to capture the perfect moment.

Today, I’ll simply rest in the beauty of being on a date with God and my family. Today, I’ll rest in the beauty of being alive.

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About Ronne Rock

Ronne Rock’s heart finds its strongest beat where beauty and pain collide – because hope always finds us in the shattered places. There’s more than 30 years of marketing and communications experience in her bones, and she finds great joy in sharing leadership wisdom as a regular contributor to Orange Leaders and QARA. But more often than not these days, she's with the vulnerable in difficult places around the world, gathering stories that change stories. Find Ronne's words in "For You, Love" the prayer journal that invites you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. She is currently writing, "Building Eden: Principles of a Grace-Filled Leadership that Restores and Redeems." 

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