Monday, February 28, 2011

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Your Days are Written

Today's Scripture:

" …all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be"
(Psalm 139:16, NIV).

Today's Word:

Did you know that God has already written out the story of your life? He’s written out plans for your good, plans to prosper you, plans for peace. That doesn’t mean that you won’t go through negative situations. It means that God will use everything you go through to move you forward toward that good plan.

When things happen that we don’t understand, it’s easy to think, “Why did this happen? Why did this friend betray me? Why did this company lay me off? Why didn’t I get that promotion?” But, you can’t let the things you don’t understand keep you stuck on the same page in the story of your life. You have to decide to turn the page so that you can see the victory waiting for you in the next chapter.

If you are facing a difficulty today, know that God’s plan is to turn it around and use it for your good. The story of your life isn’t over! Keep moving forward, keep believing, keep hoping, keep forgiving because your days are written out for good, and it’s time to turn the page and see the blessing He has in store for your life!

Prayer for Today:

Father God, today I humbly come to You giving thanks for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I trust that Your plan for me is good, and I choose to turn the page on the past by choosing Your ways. I forgive and release those who have wronged me so I can move forward in the next chapter You have for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
          -today's word with joel & victoria

some days {key word: some} i feel certain that i come pretty darn close to finishing the impossible.
[a dozen outfit changes later + washing a many bottles + work from 8 to 5 + 

changing diaper after diaper + giving all my (never ending) love to the mini me + 

taking a mommy time out to quickly run a brush through my own hair, ect.] 

whew! i'm tired just thinking about it.
i am no longer afraid to admit that being a mom is tougher than i would have ever thought. yes, exhaustion runs deep in me. but when i witness this grin it literally just picks me right up and somehow (somehow) puts the shoes i suspect a goddess would wear right on my feet. (the feet. that have toes. that need a pedicure. something awful)

There is just so much good in the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks (and soon to be a whole year-crazy.) that I get to I spend with the Mini Me. Subconsciously I catch myself adding a tally mark for every single day of Emme's life and praying that I (in some way) taught her something beautiful before she closes her brown eyes for the night. 

My role as the twenty two year old has changed. That was my only option. I can't make a single promise stating that it was simple, smooth sailing right into the transaction....
but I can promise this:
e changed my life.
and i love being her mom.
i strive to be a better person {for her}.
and the very best part-
i am so thankful that she loves me

Saturday, February 26, 2011

i have officially and (long over due) thrown my hands up in the air.  i give up.  i've recieved a wake up call.  i'm not super woman.  i can't do it all.  from here on out, i am going to learn to accept that i am perfectly imperfect.   
i love disney movies, but it's not a fairytale.  the hands on the clock won't always be in a position that matches your conveinence and even though the key may fit the lock, the door won't always open.  courage is simply fear that has said it's prayers.  i can face tomorrow knowing that it is all in God's hands.


Friday, February 25, 2011

happy friday!

if you're not stuck inside an office today like me, then get outside and enjoy this awesome weather!

*to purchase your tot a teenie weenie polka dot onesie bikini, check out mcm!  thanks mallory and marley for letting the mini me do some modeling. is she a natural or what?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

in 23 days...

the mini me will be a year old!  where oh where has the time gone? take a look at the birthday invitation that Loralee Lewis designed for me! 

...aren't they just fabulous!  


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

the moment a child is born, the mother is also born.

 she never existed before. the woman existed,

 but the mother, never. 

 a mother is something absolutely new




hello, lovelies.

i am here to share a little piece of the real me. 
new me.
and of course, be prepared for lots of emme adventures.

watch out, the mini me and I have stepped into the blog world. {yes, matching shoes and all}

hurry up tory burch, emme's ready for you to make miss reva in her size.