Ladies, today is one of those days I am just going to be very real and transparent with you. I try very hard to be a positive person and a “glass is half full” kinda girl, but some days I just don’t have it in me. Icky days and weeks are a part of life that we all have to deal with. No one is exempt. We all have to deal with betrayal, unfairness, pain, disappointment, loss, life struggles, body image issues, health concerns…you get the point. But it’s how we respond and react that defines who we are. And this, my friend, is easier said than done. I completely understand that.
This last week has been a rough one…I will not go into the boring details, it is what it is. We’ve all been here. To someone else my problems would seem trivial, and they kind of are, but none the less, they are on my mind 24/7, keep me awake at night, and make me a bit “grouch-i-tee”, as I like to call it.
Last night as I was reading a blog entry of a friend of mine, life was suddenly put back into perspective. Seriously, not more than 5 minutes later, Elizabeth was texting mom and I that we needed to read this Blog Entry from Lindsey…guess it spoke to her too! It’s funny how God does those things at just the right moment to WAKE US UP! Lindsey Lash is an amazing woman of God and she and her family have had their fair share of struggles this last year. I would love to tell you all about it, but I would rather you find her inspirational blog and read them all for yourself. She truly knows how to make you keep life in perspective.
Please Go Here and Read This Blog Post – It’s EVERYTHING I needed to hear and hope it speaks to you too! http://www.thelashfamily.com/blog/day-80-protecting-your-focus
Hey wait, you couldn’t have read that blog post already! Go back and read it my friend, it will speak to you! I promise.
Now on to my favorite subject of the moment…FALL! I am trying hard to take fall in completely. Trying hard to enjoy every day of October. This weekend, I continued decorating at Glamour Farms and I added some Fall Décor to the outside of my house. I’m a PUMPKIN LOVER, so it’s pumpkin overload everywhere you look!
Cute story…yesterday, mom and Halle (Elizabeth’s little one/age 3) walked up to my house…well Halle drove. I was not home and Halle ran all over the house looking for me. She then decided I was probably sitting on my front porch, so she flung the door open and looked out there. Well I was not there but she declared that “Aunt Stephy has the most lovely surprise ever”. She was so excited by the Fall Décor on my porch. Funny thing is it was a cardboard box full of stuff I hadn’t had time to do a darn thing with yet…again it’s all about PERSPECTIVE! To Halle it was absolutely, lovely decor. To me, it’s a sign of more “undone” things in my life that I don’t have time to finish! Love that girl, so much! Love both of my nieces and nephew. Time spent with them is precious.
Here's Halle driving her car. Notice her dog, Gus, looking like he may wanna jump...I don't blame ya Gus.
ALL THINGS FALL
Tonight, I want to know more about you. Please comment on these below…I read every one of them! Actually, I love reading them. And if you comment, you will be entered into a FALL GIVEAWAY!!
HERE ARE MINE:
Favorite Fall Outing: Taking a day and driving to Brown County, Indiana or to the Covered Bridge Area of Indiana. Love, love, love FALL DRIVES. I love seeing the leaves in all their glory.
Favorite Fall Tradition: Our town Fall Festival, Family Weiner Roasts, Hayrides, and Trick or Treat Night with our Family. (we never go out, we stay in and give out candy and fix a big meal and invite family to eat, visit, and pass out candy with us)
Favorite Fall Smell: Wow, this one is hard. I love scents and I love my home to smell good. My favorite would be Warm Apple Pie, or Something with Cinnamon in it.
Favorite Fall Memory: This one is hard, too many to write. But, it would probably be our town’s Fall Festival. Our town is very small and so is the Festival. But it’s a tradition, it’s comforting.
Favorite Fall Clothing: BOOTS/UGGS!!! And sweaters, sweater cardigans, jeggings/leggings, vests, scarves...the list goes on and on. :) Tons of CUTE NEW ARRIVALS this week! I"m not even kidding...love so much of our FALL STUFF coming in!
~I hope you all have a wonderful evening. And I will see you all here on Wednesday. As always, if you need anything, email me!
Many of you are using this to communicate with me...I love it!
Love and Many Blessings,
Here's the kids on their horse ride yesterday. Beautiful day for a ride!