Thursday, November 14, 2013

Midweek Modesty-- When Love Takes You In

White Peasant Blouse--- umm, some random and awesome store in Florida
Blue Jeans, Brown Moccasins--- Thrifted
Owl Bracelet, Pearl Stud Earrings (not visible in pictures)--- Walmart
Infinity Scarf--- crafted by me

It is now mid-November.  Seriously???  *freaks out at how quickly time is flying away*

Okay... better now... I think.  ;-)

I'm so excited to share these pictures with you all.  They are just brimming with Autumn beauty AND feature not only one of my favorite "peasant" blouses, but also my brand new "arm-knit" infinity scarf!

 I bought this blouse in Florida back in January while on a shopping trip with my grandma, mom, and sisters.  It is very simple, but has some incredible detailing that made it perfect for me.  My style isn't very loud, so it is the subtle things that make clothing items for me.

 I went on a brisk walk with my sissies, Natalie and Samantha, to find the perfect spot for these outfit pics last week.  I just love finding these little places in our apartment complex that make you feel like you aren't smack dab in the middle of a bustling city.  :-)

Okay, so let me just express for a moment how much I love this scarf.  I found the yarn at Walmart (Lion's brand, extra bulky) and, yes, I did use my arms as enormous knitting needles!  It made for the perfect yummy/warm/huge scarf!  I. Just. Adore. It.

I am now on my fourth day without Andrew and miss him dreadfully.  I am such an odd duck and he is one of the few people who truly understands me.  In the struggles I face, he is right there and usually experiencing it with me.  He lets me have my quiet time, helps me with my anti-socialness, makes me look at the good, and cherishes my quirks.  He makes me a whole person; a better person.

So I'm sure you can imagine how wacked out I am without him.  ;-)

I am still so amazed by the love I have with Andrew.  Seriously ladies, hold out for a guy who really, truly loves you.  I'm not just talking about when he says you're beautiful when you know you're a wreck (even though that's great too).  I'm talking about when he doesn't understand why you're crying, but he tries his hardest to let you process things.  When you are so angry and he gives you time to rant, then gently brings you back to a place where you can take a deep breath and move forward.  When he knows he can't fix everything and just holds you and tells you that, even though sometimes life is hard, you are so loved.

Don't wait for the perfect guy.  He doesn't exist.  Wait for a genuine guy; a truth-seeker, a strength-giver, and a Christ-follower.

Really... I am blessed.

Even as I still cry my eyes out at the thought of my baby who is no longer with me.  Even as I shake to the core at an unknown future.  Even as conflict, stress, and fear wrack my soul.  Even as I find myself on a road I would never have chosen for myself.  I am loved.... by a sweet young man and, more importantly, by a God who sees, knows, feels, relates, sympathizes, comforts, redeems, and cherishes.

Yes, I have been taken in by the greatest love and I am so blessed.

And so are you.


God bless you, my friends.


Anonymous said...

I would love to see a tutorial on how you made the scarf!

Natasha Atkerson said...

Such an adorable scarf! You've completely and utterly peaked my curiosity! How on earth did you use your arms as knitting needles!?!??! Tutorial, please?! I would love to make one of these!

Thanks for the reminder about waiting for the right guy! It's a real encouragement to me to see a young lady who waited and God sent a godly man to. Sometimes we need that reminder! ;)
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