Hard things have an incubation period in my world. I woke up this morning and I saw my floors and I realized I haven’t celebrated them yet. I haven’t told their story, because it was a long one. Disappointment, delays, mistakes, and the kind of perseverance that only comes with a little bit of insanity. They went down harder and longer than I thought they would, but laying them wasn’t more than just deciding to fork out enough time to get the job done. If the story ended there, it wouldn’t have taken me so long to tell it.
Hindsight whispers to us in our sleep, telling us lies about how we should have done better. But at the end of the day (actually it was three days, and several weeks drying), the lessons in these photos tell the true story: doing your best, even when it’s more than you think you can handle, really is enough.
And either way, these floors speak for themselves. Today, I hear them singing like a a hallelujah chorus, “Worth it.”
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This may look like a peaceful family photo by the lake..... but really we have spent the last three days chasing this little wiggle bug around wherever we go. But there have been some good naps in return so I’m okay with it. 🤓#momlife#almostone#sweetlilthing
Such an emotional time of my life.. I’ve watched you grow for so long inside of my belly for 9 1/2 months, and here you are... now I get to watch you grow older and older... I just wish you could stay small forever.
💜This very very very day last year. I knew.
I knew in my heart I had to say goodbye to my business that I built for four years.
The motions were absolutely painful.
Letting go is never easy.
That business was literally embedded in my lifestyle, and my family after four years, and I was as loyal and committed as they come.
I prayed, cried, and honestly felt like I was making one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever been faced with. ❤️still.... I knew.... deep down.
I told myself I was going for it and taking an entire weekend to think about it, and if I still felt it in my heart to shift gears from my old company to my new one.... Monday morning would be the day.
My heart wasn’t aligned with the things it once was. I had so much self growth from the inside out over those four years. I KNEW it was time to go, and LET ME TELL YOU- the resistance that surrounding people gave me was quite the battle. 👐🏼Coming up on one year mark. 🔥Spoiler alert? - my life looks completely different than it did on this day last year.
I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been.
I’m so glad I followed my heart. 🧡🧡🧡🧡
[my little one] • trowback naar de dag dat je precies een maand oud was en slapen en eten jouw main bezigheid was.. nu word je volgende week al weer 1 jaar en gaat de tijd mij veels te hard. Waar is de stopknop!? ❤️ #trowback#almostoneyear#babygirl
E L E V E N M O N T H S || Adam is growing into the most sweet, and funny little boy. He‘s picked up some new things this last month, such as meowing when I say “what does the kitty say” or when he sees a cat. He puckers up and makes a kissing sound when I ask for kisses (it’s seriously the cutest!), he can stand up from sitting on the ground without holding onto anything, and he can communicate a bit more through pointing. I love when he yells out “DADA” and stops what he’s doing when he hears the front door open, even if it isn’t his daddy coming home, and I love that he gives me the biggest hug when I take him out of his crib in the morning and after naps. Each day spent with this little guy, I can see how much he is learning and taking in. He is so independent, eager, and active. I just love watching him! He is teething pretty bad right now, his 6th tooth has come in, and two more are trying to cut through. The big smiles and laughter still seem to outshine the fussy moments, and cries even though he is in pain. He is such a trooper!
LOVES: Toys, cuddling his stuffed animals, walking, PB toast, spinning around in circles with mama, water, playing hide and seek, and his counting book.
DISLIKES: Being changed, being told no when he is trying to get into something he isn’t supposed to (i.e. Bear’s dog food) and being confined for too long.