Be Still and Know
In the fall of 2019, I started a new job, in a new state, with a new fiancé. It was a fairly big change for me, but I was going with the flow for the most part, but I was not in a good place. Then in the spring when the world was turned upside down, my new little life started to fall apart. I was trying to plan a wedding in an upside down world while my fiancé was realizing that maybe marriage wasn't in the cards for us. The relationship ended and we went our separate ways. I had lost sight of who I was and what was important to me.
Fast forward to February 2022 when my soon to be father in law was admitted to an ICU an hour away for a disease that was shutting his entire body down. We were told he wasn't going to make it. My grandma spent all day every day by his side. The rest of us drove to the hospital every single day. At the end of visiting hours, we prayed together as a family. It was during this time that I realized I needed to remember Psalms 46:10 - "Be Still and know that I am God." I carried the be still on my heart for the remainder of our days at the hospital, followed by the days of rehab, and the day my father in law came home. I prayed those words when he got back on a tractor for the first time to mow hay for the season. I prayed those words as I began the process to sell my house - the first big thing I ever owned myself. I pray those words every day going to a job that does not bring me joy. The words became such an important reminder to me that I wanted to be able to wear them close to my heart every day. The front of my Tiny Tag says "be still."
Throughout all of the craziness, the two constants in my life have been my dog, Huck, and my cat, Finn. Their names are on the back of my tag. I love having a piece of them with me everywhere I go. They truly are a blessing to me and a reminder of how important it is to be still.
I absolutely love my necklace. I can't wait until I have children and can add more to my Tiny Tags collection. I haven't taken my necklace off since I received it.
- Devan Yoder