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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

look back & laugh.

I hope ya'll had a lovely Christmas :)  Mine was full of family, friends, laughter, and sweet cookies! Even though I've been sick in bed the last couple days, Christmas has been a great time to enjoy and reflect on life and the coming year.

Was so encouraged  by one of my favorite devotional books, "Morning and Evening" by Charles Spurgeon. It's full of truths from Scripture, gems I daily find so inspiring. (Check it out online here.) I read this today,

"There are no dilemmas out of which you shall not be delivered if you live near to God,
and your heart be kept warm with holy love.
He goes not amiss who goes in the company of God."

What a sweet reminder! As daughters of the Lord, He promises to walk beside us and deliver us out of all the trials we face, as we trust Him. He will keep our hearts warm with His love. Honestly, reflecting over the past year of my life (the hardest yet) I am comforted by the truth that the Lord is faithful and His plan is perfect!
A mentor of mine a few years ago told me something, as I sat on her couch and cried my eyes out over some silly drama I was facing at the time (a boy drama, no doubt.. funny how years later, you can't remember them, haha) and she said, "Erin, someday, you'll look back on all this craziness, and you'll laugh." Through tears, I smiled.
It's true, though.
And though I haven't lived enough of life to see all that happens as time moves on, I do know that God changes our hearts, helps us to see what His plan was, and helps us to understand the pain and even loss we have been through.

So, girls... chin up. You're gonna laugh someday. And if it's too hard & you can't laugh today...no matter what's going on, at least we can be brave, and smile.

Smiling....

On my way to a Christmas play with the family...
do ya like the nude heels/tights look?

...Christmas morning cup of coffee.


...Christmas celebration with family.

...special pink presents!

...and my attempt at a little Lily Pulitzer-themed Christmas tree (a South Palm Beach Christmas in California!)

Christmas morning laughs with my sistah {wearin' the spa headbands mom gave us}!
and Candlelight and Christmas china

Remember, dolls... no matter what the world tells you, our God is GOOD.

The LORD is faithful
 to all his promises and loving toward all he has made."
(Psalm 145:13)

XO
Erin

14 comments:

  1. "And though I haven't lived enough of life to see all that happens as time moves on, I do know that God changes our hearts, helps us to see what His plan was, and helps us to understand the pain and even loss we have been through."

    This seriously made my night :) Thank you so much. I have been feeling so down about my breakup and I just really needed to be reminded of this tonight. :)

    Hey! Sweet necklace!! ;)

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  2. Such a great post! Everytime I read them it seems to be so applicable to what Im going through! Love the tights and shoes! Seems like you had a great Christmas !

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  3. p.s you asked about a button and it officially up!

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  4. Great post! I'm trying to smile through my rough time right now.

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  5. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I was just looking through your photos and you are gorgeous! Thanks for following. I'm your newest follower.

    Brandonandshelby.blogspot.com

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  6. Luuuurv the nude heels/tights! I need some nude heels...

    I am going to make a button, I promise! :)

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  7. I love reading your blog and the posts that you post because they are and have been encouraging. Thank you.

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  8. you are so superly duperly adorable.

    so i'm curious. . . what are your dreams for this new year?! my mind is overflowing with them! can't wait to watch them come to life.

    xoxo

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  9. Hey Erin! Just wanted to stop by and say HELLO and tell you THANK YOU for being my 100th blog follower ;-) Pretty awesome! I can't wait to take a look around your blog some more! So far, I LOVE what I see! You are so beautiful!

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  10. beautiful post! oh how true, we shall look back and laugh! I've done it MANY times already, although like you, I haven't lived a lot yet to truly appreciate all the laughter :) xxx's

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  11. I am SO happy I found your blog tonight! You are such an inspiration! And totally gorgeous :) LOVE the heels and tights look!

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  12. "Someday you'll look back and laugh" such a great thing to think of when we are down. Your post is so encouraging and you are too adorable :) Love your Christmas outfit

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  13. You are so right- all those things you get really upset over (boys etc.) and then later you can't even remember what happened. And I'm so totally stealing the 'someday you'll look back and laugh' phrase! :)

    Oh and I love your nude heels :)

    Happy New Year,

    Say x

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  14. Love the photo with the spa headbands haha!

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sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.

xo.

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