BEGINNING IN THE MIDDLE

Posted By Robbyn Blick on Jan 11, 2016 in Updates | 31 comments


How do I begin? What will it look like? Who will read this? What will they think? Is this even worth the effort? What if I fail? What do I say? What if they don’t like me? What if they get tired of me? What if I get tired of them?

I think this entire post could be written out in questions. Let’s face it. If you’re here reading right now, you are most likely my friend and you know I ask a lot of questions. So it’s true! I ask because I care. Really. I do. I love that people are different. I love that people are different than me. I love knowing where you come from and where you’re going. If you’re scared of heights or can’t wait for adventure. How many siblings tortured you or if you were the torturer. I love knowing what your parents mean to you, or if that part of your story is scarred. I love learning why you are you. I love that God made each of us unique. Different. On purpose.

So, maybe now you are the one asking questions. Maybe you are asking the same of me.

I am a Christ follower. I am a believer of God’s word. I am a lover of Jesus. I am a truth teller. I am a friend. I am a daughter, sister, cousin, niece, and aunt-each of those titles holding important people to me. I am a wife to my best friend and mother to my tribe of 5 boys. My family is the song I never knew I could sing. I have loved and I have lost. I love my babies so much it hurts. I love to be home and I love to travel. I love to shop but have everything I need. I love fashion and trends and trying new things. I love upscaling and all things vintage. I love turning something old into something new. I love that my home is an open door. I love to gather at the table, especially with good food. I love when my husband cooks. I love competition and playing fair. I have a lot of grace to give because of the grace I have been given.

I love a lot.

So where do I start? How about beginning in the middle? God has been writing my story long before this chapter of my life. One chapter after another, leading me to where I am today. I have crazy friends who encourage me to do crazy things. Like writing. I’m not a writer. But somewhere along the way, as my journey took some unexpected turns (I can name this time specifically in 2010-but will save that story for a later time), God began to pour words into my soul. The only way to express the ache in my heart was exposing it through writing. The reality of my pain, covered in God’s love. I have learned through the years, that many others are on this same journey. Living life with heartache or loss and learning a new normal. A normal that embraces heartache and joy simultaneously, laughter and tears daily.

And so we begin, in the middle.

Welcome.

31 Comments

  1. So proud of you!!! This is exciting! Luv u.

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    • CONGRATULATIONS, Robbyn!!! I’m SO proud of you!!! Keep writing, you brave, beautiful woman, you! Love you tons!

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  2. Love this Robbyn! I’m excited for you and your new adventure in writing!! You’re perfect for it! I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

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  3. I love this! I’m so excited to follow you – you rock girl! xo

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  4. This is awesome Robbyn!!! Most great things start with a question or two or ten! Ha!! Cheering you on from here:)

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  5. I don’t know you but I’m reading 🙂 one thing we have in common is our babies are with Jesus and you inspire me. Looking forward to following

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  6. Just amazing sista! Love you! Love you! Love you!

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  7. I will be reading, and not only to keep tabs on an old friend, but because in the past your writing has inspired me! I can’t wait to read what the Lord shares with you and how He allows you to share with us

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  8. Can’t wait to read more! You are truly an inspiration to so many! Love you, your heart, your story, love, love, love!!!

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  9. This already captives the beautiful being that you are:). Looking forward to hearing your heart in your entries to come…

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  10. A pleasure reading your story. Good luck in your new adventure, stand tall and strong, you are amazing!

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  11. I am so proud of you. I remember when you were in my Daisies class and always loved you and all my girls I had year after year. You were always a delight and you have grown into a godly women that God’s love pours out of your heart. You will speak to the unwanted, lonely, heartbroken and more. Your journey has been a road that has given you much opportunity to reach many. Blessings dear on your blog. You will be used in a great way to encourage all those that stop to read.

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  12. Looking forward to reading your thoughts. You inspire me daily.

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  13. I love you and love watching you say yes to all God has for you. So proud of you my sweet friend. God is at work, He’s got this. Just keep saying yes.

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  14. So awesome Robbyn! You are inspiring!! Love your heart and how transparent you are!

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  15. I have loved who you are from the day I met you, friend…your new normal makes me love you even more (and I didn’t know that was possible!) I am so proud of your “yes”….xoxox Amy

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  16. love this! You’re a daily inspiration to me!

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  17. I’m cheering you on dear friend!
    I love your story that God gave you to tell.
    Love you.

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  18. I have been following you since your beautiful time with Zion. I also lost a precious daughter to a fatal disease. I have struggled with my faith since then, and watching you makes me feel hope and healing. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Love it! Congratulations Robbyn!

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  20. Robbyn, you are amazing! I live your story and you are going to be great at this!! Keep them coming! ❤️

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  21. ….and we love you and your story. Been thinking about you all day girl. Keep loving, it’s beautiful!

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  22. I love you! So proud of you. You are so brave my friend, even if and when you don’t feel it. Your words and your story are both powerful and meaningful. Keep sharing it. Cheering you on!! <3

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  23. I don’t know you very well, but you seem like a great person. Starting a blog can’t be easy (and I say that as someone who has written blog posts before), so kudos to you!!

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  24. Was hoping those powerful instagram writings would come to this!! You have a way with words and speak with such authenticity! Look forward to many more! Congrats!

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  25. I just love you! Your strength in Him, the way you speak and your reality. Robbyn, you are the strengthening I needed when I lost my 5th and almost gave up on God. I remember it well, at youth conference in.. I think Peoria… I asked about your necklace… You gave me Heb 6:19. Who would have known it would have brought us both to this?!? Only Him!! Thank you for sharing, and always being so poetic and open with your heart and your tribesmen ! I love you beyond words and am honored by our friendship!! BTW, thx for the mani and almost pedi, in the hospital ⚓️

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  26. So proud of you, my sista! And will forever be grateful for the gift of Zion to our family and the way God has used him to touch so many.

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  27. I am so excited for you and this new journey of blogging. God is using you in ways that is beautiful. Your words are perfect and poetic. You got this girl!

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  28. As I read this I am so excited! The way you write is so beautiful and it draws me in and enables me to be a part of your story and what an incredible story you have to share. One of love and trust and hope and future. You are beautiful inside and out sweet Robbyn and as you trust God to lead you who knows where you will end up! Believing for incredible things for you and all your boys! We love you all the way from England xxx

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  29. Robbyn, it’s a pleasure to read your writing. Good for you to let God stretch you. Your willingness to put yourself out there and be so vulnerable is very admirable. God bless you.

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