Dionna Sanchez
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Dionna Sanchez is passionate about faith and family. She chooses to leave her heart open and vulnerable on each page she writes to encourage you.

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  1. For a long time I spent life hiding my tears well, trying not appear strong for those who knew me. Yet over the years I’ve learned the same lesson, that the moments that people truly know your heart and love about a matter is when you shed tears of grief, joy, pain, or relief. What a beautiful image that our love is in our tears!

    • You are so right, Lesley. Tears can be such a beautiful image! I am so glad that you are not hiding your tears any longer.

  2. I’ve always hated my tears. They made me feel weak and helpless. Your words have opened my eyes to see tears differently. Thank you for that!

    • Tracy – I am so sorry that you have always hated your tears or that they made you feel weak and helpless. I am so glad that you see a different perspective on it all and I hope and pray that the next time your tears are tempted to fall…that you let them. And that they cleanse you and strengthen you in the process.

  3. I struggled for a very long time with not being able to cry, never tearing up, not even when I knew I needed that release. They just wouldn’t come. I finally prayed for a softened heart, and God granted me some of the vulnerability I have lacked…which hurts in ways I’d never had to hurt before. It may be the best blessing He’s ever granted me. Like you, I wonder if I really feel what I think I feel (brain/heart disconnect)…and then the tears come, and I can be certain.

    • Those are beautiful words, Heidi. I am so glad that God is answering your prayer. Yet, it can hurt, but it also can be freeing and cleansing. I pray these two things will accompany your tears. Hugs, my friend.

  4. It is so hard for me to cry. It wasn’t allowed growing up. If I do I am probably feeling incredibly frustrated/powerless. But sometimes when I truly “get” that someone can, and does, love me just as I am, the little girl in me gets washed away in tears.

    • Oh, Lynn.

      I think we all feel frustrated and powerless sometimes in our tears. And that’s okay. I think it’s in those moments that God’s love comes down to us as He reaches for our tears to wipe them away for us.

      He sees that little girl in you and He loves you through your tears. Just. As. You. Are.

  5. Who would have thought to write out a post on something like tears? So beautiful!! Everything you wrote is so true.

  6. Beautifully written! Tears come almost weekly at church when we do communion. Just thinking about what God did & for little old me–a nobody, no one important, yet for me He bled & died!

    Certain songs & shows will get my tears to flowing also!

    Caught my hubby crying our first Christmas together (dating). We were watching Charlie Brown Christmas & the tears just flowed. He spent the previous Christmas all alone–divorced! It was touching!

  7. Dionna, your words are beautiful as always. Just like you. Beautiful reflection of grace…in our tears. Thank you, you said it well.

  8. I have just come across this beautiful post. For a long time I couldn’t cry the hurt and pain was so intense I was numb. Now I welcome them! I know I’m not just going “through the motions” like the song says. I just pray God keep my heart soft break my heart for the things that break yours. Thank you for such a sweet reminder.

    • That is a great prayer request – “to break my heart for what breaks His.” I’m so glad that God has softened your heart.

  9. Thanks for this. I’ve been processing similar things and loved this post. I am going to share a link to it on my blog tomorrow. I hope that’s okay. Thanks so much!

  10. Beautifully written!! There are few times when I’ve seen my husband cry out of the corner if my eye and it always touches me so deeply! I’ve only seen him cry out of sympathy for another parent’s child who was suffering and last week when we watched Nebraska’s football team allow that boy with cancer to run a touchdown during a game. You can tell a lot about a person by what breaks their heart and makes them cry!