Coffee? Make it a double. One of my friends was checking in on me last night no doubt because I had surgery a week ago, and while it was tempting to give the typical societal response of “oh, I’m good,” I decided to tell the truth. There are just some friends you can always be real with and I was real.
Yesterday was tough, and it was tough for all parties.
It was tough for me physically being my first full day without adult help since surgery and my first full day off pain medication. Then to top it off I had one of those days where the only time I was able to sit down was when I was driving my kids to and fro. I remember at about 3:30 I simply prayed for physical strength because I swear I could’ve gone to bed right then and there.
It was tough for Abigail. Abby Little Schmabby (as EG and I like to call her) was fussy all day, is teething, and was thrown off her nap schedule by our out-of-the-ordinary day. To top it all off for my littlest babe, we found out that she has a double ear infection (3rd in 4 months), so now we’re starting the conversation about tubes and frankly, I don’t want that for my little Sweet (but that’s my own issue).
It was tough for Emma Grace. Because we had to fit in a surprise doctor’s visit, we had to skip nap for her, too. On top of that, we found out from the DR that no, EG does not have a UTI from potty training, she’s just an aggressive wiper… This is the part where we try to insert the imaginary amount of extra time into our day for the 3-5 baths/day the DR prescribed. Hm…
But, the Lord was there through it all…Man, he never fails to show up. He was there giving me strength physically, mentally, and emotionally. He was there via Emma Grace who had outstanding behavior and zero tantrums. He was there via Abby, my little go-with-the-flow girl. He was there via my husband who came home after a long day, walked right in and started helping with the girls without even missing a beat. I find that it’s so easy for me to overlook these moments and God’s presence, but I am learning to be thankful for His amazing love and grace in even the smallest details. Also, coffee.
Okay, so about this outfit though. How amazing is this eyelet cut out shoulder top from Nordstrom? The white color is selling fast, but it comes it black, too and is available in that size in all colors. What I love about this trend is that it’s a great alternative to the off-the-shoulder trend we’ve been seeing. I know that sometimes the off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are a bit harder to manage because you have to wear a strapless bra, so if you’re more comfortable in a regular bra, try this trend to get a similar look! You can check out this article from Fashionsy.com to get some extra inspiration on how to wear this trend, too!
Thanks for reading, loves!!
xx – anna