Total confession up front: I have been binge watching Gossip Girls for the past few weeks and now as I write this blog I have Kristen Bell's voice over in my head narrating as I type. It makes writing more comedic. I hardly intend to be a sinister gossip blog, but seriously though, Blair Waldorf: amazing.
Life has been A WHIRLWIND. Ever since my last post, comments, texts, voicemails and sweet care packages were flooding our home and we couldn't even comprehend the amount of love we felt. It was surprising how encouraging and healing it was to let others in on your pain.
We had the privilege of spending a few days in Big Sur with a few of our favorite people. It was so refreshing to spend time in God's creation, just RELAXING. Our friend, Andrew Abajian, is an incredibly inspiring photographer and filmmaker and made a short highlight film of our trip. Worth the watch.
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So now I am currently busy learning a new job and still trying to create some delights in the kitchen to share with the internet world. Life is crazy, but it's good and it's important to remind yourself that there is a lot to be grateful for in the midst of it all!
A friend sent me a book, Bittersweet, that I have been slowly reading and soaking up. The most recent chapter I read was a reflection on the author's own miscarriage and she closed the chapter by saying, "I'll keep celebrating the good news with each friend and each new baby, until maybe I'm the only one left in the dwindling circle. And I'll ask for help and tenderness every time I find myself crying in the bathroom. And most important, I'll choose to believe that sometimes the happiest ending isn't the one you keep longing for, but something you absolutely cannot see from where you are." That is beautiful to me. Looking back on how I used to think my life would be, I couldn't have imagined I'd be where I am, with the man I'm married to, at the job I have..the list goes on. But it's better than I could've imagined! One of my favorite verses is Ephesians 3:20 where Paul writes: Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. That is my prayer for this season I find myself in: that I would remember that God is already in my tomorrow preparing the way for the surprises, the ups + downs and most importantly, preparing something more incredible than my wild imagination could dream up.