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real life…

Any of you who have been around for any length of time know that I want this little corner of the internet to be a positive, encouraging place to go. There is so much negativity in the world that I don’t want to add to that. But today I have to be real. I feel like 2014 has not gotten off to the best start.

nashville1-blog There has been health issues for most of the year (which thankfully are seeming to work out right now – my digestive issues are healing thanks to Whole30 and I also got positive news that a lump that I found was just a cyst. my mother being a breast cancer survivor makes things a little more nerve wracking when something is amiss). There have been really hard things going on with people around me that I’m continually burdened by. I can’t elaborate on any of them, but they’re just so heartbreaking. My paternal grandmother passed away a few days ago. Dave’s car pretty much died earlier this year and rodents wreaked some havoc on my car when we were on vacation. My website update has been 4 months of continued aggravation. Of course, there were some amazing things that have happened in the first half of the year – vacations taken, records broken, bills being paid. I’m so grateful for all of those things. {and yes, I know that there are plenty of people that are going through MUCH harder things than these that I’ve mentioned}

nashville3-blog I’m just weary. So I’m admitting that to you all today. I’m tired. I’m sad for some situations around me. However, today we got to get away with my parents and my niece & nephew to relax where there was no cell service. It was so needed and lots of laughs were heard echoing through the trees. I got to sip my IZZE and watch my daughter do the stand up paddle board for the first time. I got to see my dad catch the biggest blue gill that I’ve ever seen. I’m so grateful for moments like this where I can just float, pray and enjoy the beauty of it all.

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And love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on YOU

{fix my eyes, for king & country)

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