The Whisper Within

" Believing that God powers strange coincidences and the journey that lies ahead."

Beauty in the breakdown.

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Climbing through the tattered rubble this morning, I lost my footing on the steps of the Acropolis. I sat on the marble steps and watched my college kids race to the top . I wipe my smirk and sweat from lips . I no longer see Ancient Greece in the distance but visions of Mickey & Minnie dance in the haze.

Even though the long day of Disney left my kids acting like Grumpy ; they were not faking it – I was .

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Unknown to them we were not on a magical kingdom ride since I was Cinderella about to lose my Prince Charming . Soon I would be like Snow White lost in the forest . We were tossed on the Mad Tea Party Ride, spinning like cups , ready to vomit , until the ride broke . This is where the beauty started.

Sixteen years later, as I watched my kids race to the top , I kicked the rubble at my feet, adjusted my sun hat and my focus . Off in the distance, I saw the masterpiece of the ruins , The Pantheon and my kids . I climbed each step like an Olympian , torched raised high in victory .

We stood firm on the marble as the fellow tourist took our photo . That moment like the monument was HUGE!

We survived the merry- go- round of life .

No more faking smiles .

No more standing on shaking ground .

Sometimes you need to fall , breakdown , and kick some rubble to appreciate the beauty .

I may love the beach and the sand but ” In Christ the solid rock I stand , all other around me is sinking sand.”

There is beauty in the breakdown .

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Author: Lisa A. Schomer

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM. I have been single for the last fifteen years raising my two beautiful children, Jake ( 21) and Tarah (20). I am a native from Chicago but by listening to The ” Whispers Within” I have recently moved to Southern California. I love to run, hike, bike, swim, and practice core yoga. My inability to stay still helps me fit in my skinny jeans. I am Pollyanna to a tee. I choose to be happy and not settle for ordinary. I believe in the Fairytale , crave the butterflies, and surrender that God has the plan. Follow me on FB at The Whispers Within.

4 thoughts on “Beauty in the breakdown.

  1. The thing that interests me about this post is how the change of surroundings has given you perspective. It almost sounds like you’re starting to realise what an awesome job you have done – how far you have come. Almost. I think we are all too hard on ourselves most of the time – it’s so easy to talk yourself down, when so many others see you as an inspiration.

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  2. It is difficult to see in the moment, but we are eventually able to see the beauty. Divorce devastated my life on multiple levels, but God is revealing the beauty even still.

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