Mondays. The day of the week that seems to fly by, yet at the same time moves slowly along like an ambling walk. We try our best to prepare for the coming week and look ahead to the highlight that my be in view, if only there was not so many days that we have to work through to get there right?
I am thinking of this as a metaphor today as I bring back memories of our lonesome days after our church family was struggling. When our friends, all but one had gone. Had moved on. Firstly I am astounded at how we worked through the struggles and heartbreak during that time. How did those days go by? And at how our Heavenly Father kept us close and brought our family closer as we kept our hearts in the right place and did not waver. The years seem all so complete now. The pain is covered, it is still there in many ways, but covered with new love and fast friends. He helped, carried us through, always giving us a hope that we had better things ahead- that holiday to look forward to at the weekend.
I feel as though just last eve we had one of our holidays came to pass that we had been awaiting for such a while. Our Mother treated us to getting just a couple of friends together along with the four of us sisters (two younger + Bek and I) to attend a piano concert. A rather simple thing turned into such a wonderful time! All four of us older girls (Bek and I + two friends) all felt so refreshed! Spending time with girls our age whom we could identify with was such a gift! We each have had similar church struggles (one of the girls is from the only other family that had stayed at our church after the other families had left while the other is from the new fellowship we are attending) we have either been the last one standing or having to move on because of a divided church. Both are terribly hard to work through.
We were all so blessed last night. Uplifted and encouraged. Our time of waiting was over and we were rewarded.
I have been spending a bit over my thrifting/clothing budget lately, so the tops you are seeing now are some of the last pieces that I came across before I cut back. It can be so hard! I am one who likes to have most of my clothes rotate through my closet every few months. I like having new-to-me pieces, especially now that we blog about alot of our outfits. With the exception of one-of-a-kind-finds of course!
The rest of the outfit came together by holding up my many tan skirts up with the desired tops until I was sold on the one shown and of-course my dearly loved mustard yellow ruffle toed shoes had to jump into the banana summer fun. Just look at how shabby the straps are getting though!
Shoes- thrifted, $3 // Slip- me made // Skirt- handmade, gift // Sweater- thrifted, $3 // Linen Shirt- Goodwill, $5
What holiday has the Lord brought to you lately?
Have you ever worn a sweater under something before?
Shalom and love,
CREDITS: WRITER: Cassie PHOTOS: Pleasant Hill Farm PHOTOGRAPHER: Rebekah