When Life Gives You Lemons

I had a different post planned for today. One where I show you what I did in our house last week…something that I did while Josh was away. I wanted to inspire you to be courageous and do something out of your comfort zone. However, things changed. Today was a rough day. Not because Eden was fussy or anything, in fact, she was quite happy and actually took TWO naps today. My rough day occurred because I started to lose faith and trust in the one person who takes care of me each day. The one person who has provided me with the amazing life that I have. My Jesus. So, I decided to let the tears fall and just relish the time I had with my two girls.

Sometimes you have to embrace the unmade bed. It doesn’t make you a bad mom or wife or person, it just means you had other things to enjoy that day. And sometimes, you have to enjoy the fact that your dog nestles in the covers for 23 hours a day.

Sometimes you have to jump into the rumpled sheets with your baby and dog and treasure the fact that they love each other.

(No, I haven’t lost my mind. I realize that this is a terribly taken photo, but I love the expression on Eden’s face when her sister licks her hand…it’s priceless and sometimes it’s okay to have less than perfection. Now I just have to tell myself that…)

Sometimes you have to smile as your baby so desperately wants to insert her toes into her mouth, but just can’t quite figure out how to get them there.

Sometimes you have to celebrate when your baby is successful in her ventures. 

Sometimes you just have to be thankful that you have the life that you do, even when things seem to be going so very wrong. 

To end, here is a Bible verse that has been my favorite for a very long time. One I have looked to so many times when I just don’t feel like I can trust anymore. The days where I let my sin nature make me feel worried. I hope it brings some faith and trust to you as you head into your weekend.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to Him, and he will make your paths straight. 

Have a happy weekend! Xo.


2 thoughts on “When Life Gives You Lemons

  1. She looks so much like Josh! I have really learned with kids that there is no way to keep up with everything, the kids are the most important. I love that bible verse I am going to have to save it! I really need to go back to church, it's one thing that the Crain's brought into my life that I really appreciate.

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