One of the ways I started this new year off was with buying myself a gift!!!
Boldly listed at the top of my 2014 to-do list was to read and write more. On a trip yesterday to Michael's for some yarn and a new journal, I received one of those "nudges" and just a few moments later I found myself meandering the religious section of Books-a-Million. What I wanted was a Bible. I admit; I didn't have one. My husband has a pocket version that he was given in boot camp. I knew we had one buried somewhere in a pile of books in my oldest son's room, but I wasn't sure I could even find it. What I really wanted was a Bible of my very own. One with meaning. One that someday has my very own story inside its thin pages. A tangible version that I could hold, smell, highlight, write in, earmark, whatever my heart desired. I selfishly wanted it to be ALL MINE. No sharing! So, with a house full of boys, I knew it also had to be PINK!!! The options were plenty, but WOW some Bibles sure are expensive!!! I originally wanted one of the Read the Bible in 365 Day versions, but on my way to the store I heard on Joy FM that they had a checklist available online. I'm also a realist and didn't want to set myself up for feeling like a failure if I was reading the date of May 2nd on July 16th. So, I eventually chose the less expensive, just as beautiful, pink and brown leather-like NLT version. It is now all mine! Inside the front cover I filled in the blanks:
There are so many reasons that I wanted this Bible, but the one reason that sticks out beyond all the others is THE INVESTMENT IN MYSELF. I'm worth it. I deserve it. ❤️