i can’t truly express how special ya’ll are! the previous post was one of those that i had one had over my eyes while the other hand pushed the publish button. it’s no fun exposing weakness or areas of vulnerability but honestly, it’s freeing. and it frees others when we allow basically anyone in to see our mess. not in a misery loves company kinda way, but in a c’mon in. i’m a total work in progress and you can see where we’ve been & where we’re going way. i guess i’ve kept quiet these last several months because these struggles haven’t been just mine, they’ve been in the hearts of my girls. i have always tread lightly on ever talking about anything other than praise for them on the blog. if they were two, i would not post about days of specific strong willed issues and so because they’re teens and now young adults i intentionally do not write about specific struggles. not right now. maybe later on, with their permission i can share about walking through some of the tough things we’ve walked through recently, but on this platform, for now, i simply can not share details.
having said all that, i feet it’s very important and truly a part of my story to share with you my heart & my choices ( some good & some fails) while parenting through these days. gosh. was that clear as mud or what?
anyways. thank you.
one of my sweet friends emailed me & said she had not realized that there was shame in her heart while one of her young children was dealing with anxiety.
one sweet friend called in tears & shared how alone she felt while walking through some very similar issues in her home. that if anyone knew how much yuck was currently in their family….
ya’ll. that is the voice of the enemy telling you that you’re all alone. the more you feel isolated, you’ll actually isolate yourself even more. times like that are when your friends & loved ones need the opportunity to help you get back home, remind you of truth, speak blessing over you, gently remind you that the story of your family is not yet completed. you’re never alone my friend.
here are some of their current beautiful new pieces for spring modeled by my sweet em.
& the winners for nester’s new book are
1. jackie– Enjoy life and love people well…words of wisdom for sure! So excited to see Nester’s book–thanks for the opprtunity to WIN it!
& 2. heidi– I too struggle w/making things perfect. After surviving stage 3 ovarian cancer I learned that life is too short to worry about making things “perfect”. While I love entertaining and decorating, I remind myself that my friends are coming over so we can spend time w/each other. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t still try to make things beautifulI just don’t sweat the small stuff anymore.
wishing each of you a BEAUTY full weekend!! we’re off to prep for prom!!
oh & that gorg peachy pink garland shown in the jewelry images is being made by madison. she’s hand dying coffee filters as decoration for her grad party next weekend. aren’t they cute?!