I didn’t blog Thursday and Friday last week because I had other “life issues” to deal with but also knew I needed time to talk with my mom and a good friend on the phone- things I put on the back burner. I know I have been lacking in fellowship with others as I don’t get around much with 4 kids or make a lot of effort to just chat with others.
I have been struggling with feelings of ‘everything is going wrong it must be my fault’ and while I know that is a lie from the enemy it is hard to sit down and evaluate my life and just see the good. We have had a recent van wreck, trying to save for vacation, a dryer that is almost out, a van we are currently using that has no air condition, and on top of that my best friend is wanting a divorce after trying to save their marriage for 9 years and my kids behaviors have been awful lately (probably due to mommy’s attitude as well and daddy not being home a lot) but then again the good things include daddy (hubby) isn’t pursuing school anymore for awhile so he can be home more, there are ideas for the Etsy shop, and just the hope in knowing that God provides for our needs and future.
Perhaps some of you can relate if not the same way as I but in other ways. Some of you might be struggling to get pregnant, get the right job, in your marriage, getting the degree you want, and the list goes on. You may be asking “What am I doing wrong?” as well.
In the midst of this question and feelings God keeps revealing to me the verse from Philippians 4:12 (NIV)- “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret to being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” The New Living Translation even begins the verse with “I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything…” wow!
What my husband and I find intriguing is how Paul writes that he has learned the secret to being content in any and every situation which is something I know won’t happen over night but is learned. It is tempting to be frustrated because I don’t see the whole picture to the things we do or don’t have control over but I am learning to choose to trust God and be content and eventually learn and know that “I am doing right.”
Sorry this post is quite different today but on to the outfit. I LOVE this top! These tripod shots in gloomy weather do no justice, but I just love it. I actually received this top from Mint Julep (one of my favorite stores) only to have one of my sisters discover it had a hole in one of the seams and so Mint Julep replaced it for another top when I explained the hole (I love their customer service). You can’t see it because of my hair but the top collar has a gold bar that I just love and wish I had captured. The material is so soft and just perfect! I choose to add jeans, heels and several favorite bracelets to add some glam to this shirt. I can’t wait to see how else I can style this top, I am thinking some denim shorts or with a maxi dress/skirt for the summer time.
Thanks for reading today! Have a lovely Monday!
Outfit details: Blouse: same here c/o The Mint Julep//Jeans: DKNY (old, similar here)//Heels: via The Mint Julep (sold out, similar here)//Bracelets: c/o My Arm Charms (When in Rome and Fairy Shimmer *get 20% off your subtotal of $15 or more with code GARAY)//Blue Bracelet: c/o Kendra Scott via Rocksbox, get a free month subscription for your own Rocksbox with the code GARAYTREASURESxoxo ($19 value).