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  • Writer's pictureRobin Rhine McDonald


The more I work through my own internal issues, the more aware I am of what I’m saying and doing in front of Rhys.

His world is colored by my perspective.

Am I being a person of faith?

Of hope?

Do I turn to God when challenges arise, or do I crumble?

Does he know that he has a purpose? That he is valued and loved?

Am I instilling habits that set him up well?

Health is more than what we eat - though, you know I’m all about that part!

It’s also our emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well.

Am I showing him what it looks like to care for all of those areas?

Am I being consistent in walking out the example I want to set for him?

Honestly, some of the answers to these questions aren’t what I want them to be.

I’m not perfect.

I get impatient.

I rant.

I get discouraged.

I get stressed.

I get overwhelmed.

I get angry.

I get frustrated.

But you know what else?

I get a LOT of opportunities to take hold of God’s grace and to learn.

When I start to worry about doing everything “right”, I feel tremendous peace in choosing the path of growth and humility.

Owning the fact that I’m in progress is very freeing.

I want Rhys to know that it’s okay to be on this lifelong journey of learning and growth.

That no matter what, he’s loved and accepted.

I think so often we forget those two things - that you don’t have to be perfect, and that you’re loved regardless.

“Getting healthy” can feel like a game of proving yourself and your worth.

Or maybe it feels like something that only someone who’s worthy should even bother with, and that’s just not you.

In either case, I want to set the record straight:


It makes sense to love and care for the body of someone who is valuable & loved.

Let your health choices come from the TRUTH that you are loved and treasured most of all by the One who made you and knows everything about you - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Are you allowing in God's grace, hope, and transformation in your life?

Send me an email about how I can support you!

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