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Welcome to my blog.

This is where you will find our daily adventures, realities of life with a toddler, and sneak peeks into our little farm, travels, style, and a few of my favorite things.

Pick yourself up, You've got this.

Pick yourself up, You've got this.

disappointment

noun

  1. the feeling of sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.

Disappointment is inevitable in life. It's something that I truly believe is needed in order to make you appreciate the good times. Though that is easier said than done.  It's easy when you feel disappointed to want to give up, or feel discouraged in yourself. But, why waste time fretting  the "whys", or "what could  be", when God's plan is so much greater for us. 

Today I was hit with disappointment when Carney wasn't accepted into school at Avery High, after we had been told to release her transcripts from her homeschool program & to come in to discuss her class schedules etc. Then we were boldly told "I'm sorry we don't want to deny you here, but unfortunately Carney, you are denied. The distraught look in her face knocked me down.  After the loss of her father in July, we had been planning, praying, and working so hard to get her where she needed to be to start her new life at her new school. I've been working diligently to give her structure, support, and the best guidance possible over the past year. I was confident in my decision to send her to Avery, because I took so much pride in going there, and just knew everyone would accept and love her there, only to see her dismay when we were "denied". Naturally, I wanted to be angry, I wanted someone or something to blame. I wanted to grab her up in my arms and tell  her she didn't need that place anyway....

But for the first time, ever, I didn't do that. I stopped. I looked at her and encouraged her.  I reminded her that it would be okay, and told her maybe that this is the sign.  The sign from God. The sign that this is not a part of our plan. God has something greater, and without them rejecting us today, we would never have the opportunity to see that plan.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11

Though today hurt, it taught me a lesson. It taught me to stay thankful, even through the rejection, or the hard times. Those days are the days that will lead you to your greater days, the ones that God created so perfectly for you and I.

Trusting God {Day by Day}

Trusting God {Day by Day}

A full time friendship...

A full time friendship...