Happy Wednesday, Friends! Every so often, I like to share some snaps from my Instagram, featuring looks that have not been on my blog. These are usually my OOTDs that are what I wear for the day (usually, because some days it's just impossible to get dressed haha). I know that not all of my readers have an Instagram and some don't like to use "Like to know it" so this is a great way to find all of the details on the looks that I post :) Also, continue scrolling down to the end of this post for a little bit of inspiration for your day.
Me: Cape // Turtleneck Sweater // Denim // Hunter Boots (Matte version here) // Large Monogram Necklace (30% off with code LOVE30) // Bag
Coat // Red Sweater (Super on sale) // Monogram Necklace (30% off with code LOVE30) // Boots // Denim
A little bit of inspiration for your day
So over the weekend, I was just thinking about how very thankful I am. Madeline and I were curled up on the couch on a chilly, rainy day, and she was just talking away. It is the absolute most adorable thing because she jibber jabbers and then you'll hear a word come out of her mouth that is as plain as day! She has actually started to "communicate" and make sense of what she's trying to say (even saying little sentences at times), and it just melts my heart. Anyways, I was sitting there and feeling so. very. blessed. that I am her mama. All I could do was smile and say "Thank you, Lord. Thank you for making me Madeline's mama." It is in instances like this where I feel the Lord's presence and can only beam with joy over his love and faithfulness for his children. He is so very faithful. I then started to think about how she is growing up so fast. My heart kind of sank just realizing how tiny she was a year ago. But then I quickly thought about how much fun each and every stage has been with her. It continues to get more and more fun each day, and the joy she brings to me seems to multiply by the day.
I say all of this, because my devotion this morning (absolutely love this devotional) truly hit home with this feeling I was having. It is so easy to look back on the past at times we wish we could change due to regret or times we cherish so much that we wish we could re-live them. Whether in good times or bad, it truly is amazing to trace the journey that the Lord has brought you on and look at all of the ways He has been so faithful to you. I look at the good times and the bad times, negative emotions and positive ones, and I can always point out the Lords presence and blessings that have come from each one and brought me to where I am now. Even looking back over the last two years, goodness my heart just bursts with joy, and I feel a peaceful presence that is only possibly through the knowing my Savior. Through learning patients and simply to trust, it is amazing to sit back and watch where the Lord will take you.
Do you ever feel this way? Do you ever look back and count upward to the present to just take in all of the ways the Lord has been faithful to you? For me, it is a constant reminder to of of how He will never leave us nor forsake us and how in the midst of all that is going on in life, His "comforts delight my soul." There is always so much to be thankful for :)
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