Today I received the most beautiful surprise in the mail. My “I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” print from Heart & Lips arrived!
Taneka, from Heart & Lips, contacted me a week ago telling me how much she loves my blog and she offered to send me a print from her store. I had just ordered three new prints from Minted and I honestly wasn’t certain that I needed any more but I decided to head over, poke around, and just see what she had to offer before I made any decisions. No reason to rush an answer, right?
Once I arrived on her site and I realized how fully faith-based Heart & Lips is I knew I was going to want to share this business with you. Their site says that Heart & Lips was created with the desire to motivate and encourage, but most of all to remind you of the truth that God speaks over you. What He speaks over His children is far more importantthan what the world and sometimes even our own inner voices have to say. Heart & Lips is intended to offer a visual reminder of the proclamation of God’s love for us, and a declaration of our love for Him.
I was very conflicted when I started browsing through the prints. I loved her print that says, “God is My Shield…” and I shared that print along with the “I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” print on Facebook asking my fans which print they preferred but the responses were pretty fairly split so they were no help (even though I love them all). I eventually settled on the I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made print for one reason: a potential future nursery.
As I’ve mentioned before my husband and I lost our first pregnancy last May and it broke our hearts. We don’t have any children even though we’d both love to be parents. I seek God’s council regularly for patience, understanding and acceptance about our lack of children. I know that we may never be blessed with a child and I’ve come to a point where I am ok with that if that’s our future although I would still love to be a mother. I told Taneka from Heart & Lips that I’d love to display the print as a reminder of God’s plan and design for me, my life and my future and I would love to display it in a future nursery as a reminder of just how much of a blessing that child is if we ever have one.
Now that the print is here I couldn’t be happier with it. I’m thrilled with the quality and I can’t wait to see it framed! I’m heading to Target tomorrow to find a frame for it so I can hang it up and cherish it.
Go ahead and visit Taneka at Heart & Lips and take a look at her beautiful prints and if you love one pick one up and support this new small business with a heart for our Lord. She even donates a percentage of her profits to two faith-based charities and I love seeing a business owner giving back to causes she believes in. It’s amazing to see.
What do you think of the Heart & Lips prints? Don’t you love them?