BE YOURSELF

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Welcome to my first blog. My name is Davilyn. I have been married to my HS sweetheart for 30 years. We have two sons, two daughters-in-love and 6 GRANDS! They call me GIA!!  I am a Texan, living a Southern, Simple, Blessed life.  Not always easy, but always worth it.

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions but this year I have decided to be ME.  It’s not that I haven’t always been me, but I do tend to compare myself to others, not intentionally, it just happens. I think a lot of us, well maybe not you, maybe it’s just me, compare ourselves to others. We compare our raw image to someone else’s photo-shopped image. We only see their perfect image because it’s been edited.  All of that is good to disguise the zits, wrinkles, crows feet, tans lines, mask or whatever else…   We want to cover the imperfections. I use that analogy because I am a hobbyist photographer. I am not really saying all of that to talk about a photo, I am here to talk about the real me.  The first lady to try to cover up who she was, happened way back in Genesis, Eve. Yep, she tried to hide from God but it didn’t work out.

The past couple of weeks I have been thinking about who I am, my likes and dislikes, what comes naturally to ME. It hasn’t been easy because in the back of my mind I think, what would so & so (that’s Texan talk ) think. Well, it really doesn’t matter what they think.

I love Jesus. I love my family. I love the beach. I love cruising. I love the Lido deck. I love sunsets. I love nature. I love my small cozy home & to decorate it. I love sweet tea, diet dr. pepper, dove milk chocolate candy & french fries. I like the Dallas Cowboys & Houston Astros.  I love my kind of fashion, which most of the time, consists of T-shirt’s, jeans/shorts & flip flops. But, I also like dressing up & girly things. I’m not big on expensive jewelry or material things. I’m a bargain shopper.  I like to take photos, lots of them. I am organized & like to organize events. I am OCD about SOME things. I am a clean freak & actually like to clean my house. I am an introvert & a visionary.  I’m compassionate, loyal, honest, merciful, adaptable, flexible, curious, a fixer, people pleaser (working on that one) & yes, even sarcastic. I don’t like drama!! I don’t do small talk very well. I don’t like complaining. I don’t like when someone hides behind a screen critiquing other people. I don’t own a gym membership but do have the Chick fil A & Krispy Kreme donut app. I don’t have any type of degree, except by experience. I’m a Christian, wife, mom & grandmother(Gia) I’m far from perfect, but I’m ready to be myself.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made by my Lord, and so are you. (Psalm 139:14) So this is my year to learn to be comfortable with ME & not to compare myself with others. When I do that, I have a lack of respect, of who God created ME to be.

One more thing, we must also allow others to be themselves as well,  and not “judge” them for not being like you.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us Hebrews 12:1

I’ll run my race & you run yours. I’m 48 & still don’t have it figured out.

Thank you for visiting & I hope you come back.

Enjoying the simple life,

Davilyn 💜

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22 thoughts on “BE YOURSELF

  1. I am so proud of you! Yay!!! And “Atta girl”!!! Good for you stepping out!!! 🙂 I am so blessed to call you friend and have a sista hood kinda friendship with you. I think you are amazing! And you are one I have to quit comparing myself to! LOVE YOU!

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    1. Thank you. It’s been on my heart for years to write a blog (I’m not a confident person) but maybe now is the timing. As the Lord leads… I love you & thankful for you. Please don’t compare yourself to me I admire you!!😊 I feel like a roller coaster compared to you. 😉😙

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      1. I guess it’s perspective bc I see you walking so smoothly through it all!!! Me, I’m not so well…like ice skating at my age…not pretty at all!

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  2. This is great. As a person in my early 20s, it’s hard for people to love themselves because media just makes it look like we should be perfect. But we can never be perfect only Christ. Thanks for sharing!

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