Broken Shell

So many times we feel empty and broken.  The bumps and bruises we experience chip away at us and change us in inexplicable ways.  They form us into what we are.  And though time and life carve a new pattern in our souls, we nonetheless become more, not less.  With every life lesson we are transformed into the self we are today: maybe not whole, yet beautiful in an entirely new way.

“For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.”
— Psalm 139:13, 14