It was a long day of working, cleaning, cooking and caring for a 2 and 4 year old boys not to mention months of feeling crappy about myself. I had gained 30 pounds and felt like a blob of insignificance. It was raining outside and I was exhausted to say the least, it had been a TOUGH day. At about 9:15pm the kids were in bed, my husband was downstairs watching tennis and I had decided to watch my favorite movie of all time PRIDE & PREJUDICE (I am a romantic at heart). Mr. Darcy, need I say more? So I gathered up my snacks of choice, popcorn, snickers bar and of course a Diet Coke and headed upstairs to watch my movie. I’ve watched this movie so many times I have most of it memorized and as the end of the movie was approaching I started balling. I mean the ugly cry! It’s the scene where Mr. Darcy has this intimate talk with Elizabeth Bennett and declares his love for her. His exact words are “ you have bewitched me body and soul and I love, love, love you”. If you haven’t seen this movie, RENT IT! This declaration by Mr. Darcy is what all women dream of; that she is loved body and soul. Right at that moment in my exhaustion, my lower state of mind when I felt like the worst version of myself, I hear a whisper in my ear say “Kim I love, love, love you”. I’m crying now as I write this because it was so quiet but spoke to my soul in the loudest way and still does. It was God whispering to me in a dark time just how much He loved me. Just the way I am; tired, 30lbs heavier and eating a Snickers bar. At that moment, with one whisper, I knew and felt I was loved unconditionally. The way I looked at myself changed and the way I see and love people changed. The Whisper was so powerful that there is not a day that goes by that I am not listening, anticipating or looking to hear it again. It’s the whispers of life that give us a confidence that we are heard and loved on a deeper level. God loves you body and soul and even now He is whispering it to your heart.

XOXO Kim