The Calm

Its been one of those weeks.  Weeks that you just ‘make it’.  
Yea. Pretty much just makin’ it by this week.  Hence my lack of blogging this week.  My lack of social media period, actually.
All this started last weekend with fevers and snotty noses.  Less than stellar appetites warranted multiple offerings at meal times to get them to eat anything.  ANYthing.    
Work this week was hectic.  High strung would be an understatement.  
Wednesday.  WEDNESDAY.  Crying from the moment they woke up to the moment they went to bed.  Parker ate nothing at all.  MAYbe a couple sips of milk. Jolie didn’t do much better.  Nothing would soothe them.  Nothing.  
And then.. the calm.  My sweet Jesus reminded me of why I do what I do.  My job, my purpose, my role as Parker and Jolie’s mother.
Just peace.  
Yesterday afternoon we spent the evening out in the backyard- just me an the girls.  Daddy was at the firestation, and I was fearful of what I was coming home to after the crazy week we had been having.
In those moments we spent enjoying the weather I saw the pure joy in my baby girls’ hearts.  
They were calm.  They were the happy babies I know. 
There wasn’t a place in the world that I would have rather been.
After getting them up from nap the girls spotted the new package of head wraps we got in the mail the day before and insisted they be put on their head.  Total clash, but they pulled it off well if you ask me.
 head wrap / Two Little Bees Boutique // onesie / Old Navy
 My sweet girl.  Those baby blues are breathtaking.
Our neighbors were playing on their trampoline and Jolie was super enthused and telling me all about them.  When that little voice turns that babble into sentences I won’t know what to do with myself.
 Watercolor.. obsessed with this app.   
 ..and this one.  Obsessing about Daphnee.  Daaaaaa! (dog)

 I dare you to blink first.
 Our #OOTD. I hope no one is taking notes on this fashion sense.
God is good at reminding me of the calm that is to come when I feel like I can’t handle one more stress, emotion, cry, or responsibility.  
..and what a beautiful reminder He provided.
“No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face.  All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.” (1 Cor. 10:13)


February 21, 2014

  1. Laynah says:

    Glad I' not the only one whose had a hard week! Sorry your girls were inconsolable on Wednesday…but they are so dang beautiful I can hardly take it, so at least theres that haha. Here's hoping that this weekend and next week are much better

  2. Lisa Odom says:

    Beautiful little girls! God IS good!

  3. Katie says:

    what a good reminder! sorry for such a rough day. Your girls have the prettiest eyes ever!

  4. Kristina says:

    Oh no! Sounds like your weekend is coming just in time. I was wondering about y'all she checking your blog and IG for cute updates and none to be found. So glad everything is better! xoxo

  5. Meredith says:

    I'm sorry the girls had to go through this 🙁 My lil guy is the same age as your girls and he was the same way last friday. He's a dedicated 6:30-6:30 sleeper and he woke up screaming at 11pm and was inconsolable for the next 18 hours. It was miserable for both of us, but I'm sure more so for him. It took a few days but he's finally back to his happy self and I'm so happy to have him back!!

  6. Jenn says:

    Beautiful post, Amber. The days and moments where everything is perfect make up for all the tough times in between. The girls are beautiful, as always.

  7. kayla pfeil says:

    I hope your days get better. I am grabbing your button if you want to grab mine too!!! I love your blog!!