Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Not Being Grace Kelly

Dear God, You know that I always wanted to be like Grace Kelly.
But I'm not.

Instead, this is me:
No one's idea of perfect.
All dressed up, but a poor substitute for beautiful Grace.
Trying to cover up shortcomings with no luck at all.
Getting along, but excelling at nothing.
Having friends, but always trailing behind.
And smiling.
Always smiling.

What would I do without You?
You make up all my shortcomings.
You love me if I am excellent or not.
You walk beside me all my days.
You give me a reason to smile.

I love you, Lord. It doesn't matter if I don't wear a crown.
You do.

My soul does magnify the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the lowliness of His handmaiden. He, who is mighty, has magnified me and holy is His name.--Luke 1:47-49


  1. Oh, so sweet, Joanne. He does make up all our shortcomings. Yes.
    And there's only one Grace Kelly, I guess. :-)

    1. Thanks, Jo. Yes, there is only one Grace. But even better, there is only one God. Sigh.