Quote from last week:
“I’ve spent so much time in my past literally yelling at God because the trials we personally were facing seemed too hard or confusing. I spent so many nights asking where He was because what I prayed for each night in MY mind was important. But in reality I was never alone. I was being guided to exactly the spot I was supposed to be ending up in life, in our family, and in my work. Everything I thought was hard, or didn’t want to go through led me to even more blessings and an even stronger faith in God. It does work out, we just don’t see it right now. “
If you saw from my Instagram last week then you probably read the paragraph above. This year has been a test of many things for us. Oh don’t get me wrong, I have seen so many blessings now occurring that would not have happened if we had not faced a few things this year. I didn’t like having to move and taking a step backwards in life not only financially but emotionally as well. But there has been one thing we have been trying to keep so strong in our family during all the changes. Having a little faith has been key in being able to get through the days. Knowing it is working out how it should and that the new changes we have going on is only an indication that our prayers are slowly being answered.
So what is with the shirt? Well Justine over at Little Dove Blog and I have been talking since about November about the new year and what we wanted it to mean for us. I explained to her about our situation and how I needed to have more faith in my life and not worry as much because I knew things would work out. Even if they had not ben working out so far. I knew that even with the littlest faith it would help me progress further than sitting and worrying about things. Use code: SINCERELYROSE15 over at www.littledoveblog.com to receive a discount on her beautiful designs!
Anyways, so this year was about doing more as a family and more within our home to teach the lessons our little munchkins are needing right now. They are the reasons I worry as a mother. They keep me up at night making me wonder what else I could be doing better during this stage of their life. I never know if I am doing it right because I get so caught up in the comparison game looking at other moms around me who have it all together and the kids never seem to be throwing a tantrum. But I have found that even when we feel like its all together it can change in an instant. So having more faith has been our summer goal in overcoming the worry, the fear, and the nerves that come when something isn’t working out for us. A few things we are planning this month to do more as a family are:
-Plan hikes all summer long
-Make more summer meals that don’t involve the oven 🙂
-Go workout with Cameron
-Go collect things from the “forest”
-Organize and do the laundry
-Plan yummy food for fathers day
-Go finish the box garden and finally plant those flowers we keep chatting about
-More fruits & veggies this summer
-Go camping a few times this next month
-Read as a family more each night
-Find one project we can work on all summer with the kids
I never knew what people meant when they would mention how fast time goes from you. But I am beginning to understand this as I think about how big my babies are and where the time went when they were just newborns. There is so much we could worry about in life, but right now we are choosing to worry less and have more faith each day while doing as m much as we can during these times they are so young. Even if I still have a little nerve in the back of my head. I know it will work out as we are together.
What are you planning to do this summer!? Do you travel in the summer or stay home and make the most of it?
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