Hello! My name is Becky, and I’m so pleased to welcome you to my blog!
I grew up all over the place, but now have spent more than half my life in San Diego, and I consider myself a SoCal girl. My Hubby and I met in Abnormal Psychology Class (I know…ironic) in college, and were married 3 years later! We are now brand new parents of a beautiful baby boy, Little E. My Hubby and I welcomed him into the world in October of 2017.
Being a mom has been amazing, and it brings new joys each and every day. I have learned so much from him in just these past 5 months, and the Lord is using our tiny son to teach us and shape us more into His likeness. Isn’t it amazing how He does that?!
Our Beautiful Feet is all about the joys, struggles, and lessons of motherhood, and it’s a little peek into my life as a book-loving, adventure-taking, nerdy, late-20s momma. In my own journey into motherhood, I have gained so many insights from other mommas who share their experience. I pray that this blog would be helpful to other moms in the same way.
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What’s Up With Your Blog Name?
To answer everyone’s first question: No, I don’t have a foot fetish.
And I’m not a pedicurist. Or a foot doctor. Or a foot model. (Yes, I have been asked all of these questions before.)
So what’s up with my blog name? What do I mean by “Our Beautiful Feet”?
I’m so glad you asked. 🙂
First, feet are the tools that carry us along our journey.
When I went on a mission trip to Peru as a young girl, I remember looking at the feet of the villagers living in the Amazon jungle. They were calloused, dirty, and rough. I remember thinking that it was so cool they got to go barefoot everywhere!
(Anyone who knows me well knows I am barefoot whenever I get the chance.)
The feet of these villagers reflected their lives and their journeys. The callouses were there from years of hard work and long travels through the jungle. The dirt showed where they had been along the way.
In a deeply symbolic way, our feet represent the journeys of our lives. Where have your feet taken you? And where are they leading you next?
My journey so far has been a blessed one. The Lord has led me to places I would never have imagined, but in His wisdom they are exactly where I have needed to be.
And now, as a family, He continues to lead us, step by step, on our journey. How beautiful is that?
Part of this journey the Lord is leading my family on involves our precious son, Little E.
And this leads us to the second reason I titled this blog “Our Beautiful Feet.”
At our 20 week ultrasound, we discovered that our little one had a right clubfoot.
When he was born, we went through a series of castings and a small surgical procedure to correct it. Now he wears a brace to continue with the correction.
Through all of this, though, his little foot was and is absolutely perfect. Not in the sense that deformity is perfect, because it’s not, but in the sense that it belongs to Little E. It’s our baby boy’s little foot. And that makes it beautiful beyond words.
Now, I have used the phrase “beautiful feet” long before Little E was even a twinkle in our eyes. But our clubfoot journey has added an entirely new and beautiful dimension to the meaning of this blog’s title.
The third reason has to do with my favorite verse in Scripture:
In his letter to the Romans, Paul quotes Isaiah, saying “‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!’” (Romans 10:15, Isaiah 52:7).
Isaiah puts it: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news!”
What a breath-taking image!
It reminds me how one might fall down in relief and joy at the feet of someone who brings much-needed good news to them.
We are called to be the bearers of good news – the Gospel. And what better news is there?!
I pray that the Lord would allow me and equip me to bear His good news to the people, that I might be a pair of beautiful feet on the mountains bringing hope and joy to those who desperately need it.
The fourth reason is my favorite (and it’s hard to choose!) story in the four Gospels…that of the sinful woman found in Luke chapter 7:
“One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”
“A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Wow. “She has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.” “…from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.” “…she has anointed my feet with ointment.”
Can you imagine ministering to our Lord in such an intimate way? What feet are there that are more beautiful than those of our Savior and God?
And this leads to the fifth reason: Christ washing the disciples’ feet.
“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.”
“When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.”
Even now as I type this, tears fill my eyes. What love is this? That Christ would serve us in such a manner as to wash our feet!
If then, our Lord, has loved me with an utterly selfless love, how can I not love and serve others in the same way – washing the feet of those who are the least, the last, and the lost?
There you have it. The five reasons I called this blog “Our Beautiful Feet.”
The feet of our beautiful family are going on a journey, following step by step the beautiful feet of our Lord, spreading Good News, and washing the beautiful feet of those we encounter along the way.
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