Clothed with Grace: Trust

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


As someone who really likes to have a plan and often times feel control over what's going on around me, at times that's just not possible.  Grant has been in school for over a month and it's going great. It's really been good practicing in trusting that his teacher knows what she's doing and Grant's positive attitude towards school.  It's such a weird shift from talking to his daycare teachers everyday to simply having a box colored in on Grant's calendar saying what "color" he was at school that day.  I'm thankful for his teacher and his school.  I know it won't always be this easy, but it's been a great start.

As a 7th grade teacher I feel like I finally can relate to the hyperventilating, helicopter parents that sometimes come along at the beginning of the school year. 7th grade is their kid's first year in middle school, and a new experience for both the kids and parents. This week we had a parent meeting, which the mom requested, because her son has a lack of organization. However, he's doing pretty darn well in school and gets 95% if his homework done on time. It's as though she thought her son was the only kid with organizational issues and literally let out a giant sigh of relief when we assured her that her son wasn't that much different than any other 7th grader and that his is doing just fine.

Then the next day I had a phone call with a parent who was concerned her son needs a tutor and he has a "B" in class. Yes, a "B." I had to reassure her that he son is doing just fine, and that if I had major concerns, I would have called her. 

In both situations these moms had the best of intentions, but their lack of trust in their kiddo or their kid's teachers was really keeping them from having peace and believing that they've raised good kids who will be just fine. See, we can't control everything, and that's ok.  When we walk around worrying and working to control things it's robbing us of the peace we can have. Just like I've been working to trust Grant and Grant's teacher that school is going well, that same thing goes for us trusting that God has it covered too. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight." 

Just like the parents I met with week let out a big sigh of relief when they were reassured that everything is ok, we can let out that same sigh of relief when we begin to believe that God will take care of us too. Worrying is no fun, so if this is something you're battling with today, I want to reassure you that it will all be ok. Whatever valley you are in won't last forever, I promise.

Although the weather is still varying by day, I just adore these boots I got recently.  I've been wanting a great pair of brown leather riding boots and have tried a few pair I just haven't loved, but these ones are winners.

Top: White Plum (Everyly brand) c/o similar
Leggings: Liz Lange same 
Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox same on sale!
Boots same 

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  1. I love these boots too! They have such a classic look to them. Perfect for fall!

  2. Ya gotta love the helicopter parents! Those boots you got are fabulous and will get so much wear this fall and winter!

  3. Hi! My name is Laura and I'm a helicopter parent. I know who her friends are, what she does on her iPad, and what she watches on TV. And because I pay beau coup bucks for private tuition, I don't hesitate to text her teachers and be concerned about grades.

  4. I had never heard of helicopter parents, that's interesting. That tunic is cute and and I love the classic cognac boots.

  5. As a former pre-school teacher I often had to reassure parents your child is great! trust them and learn to let go just a little :) They will be fine and I'm sure your kiddos are doing so wonderful! Love those boots lady!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  6. I'm totally with you on feeling out of the loop with Kindergarten! This outfit is great!

  7. Lol. Now I know what I should call those type of parent. I have a very challenging 8th graders this year. Love your outfit and love the feature story at WINDY CITY WARDROBE.

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  8. I guess on the bright side, the parents are vested in the child but I remember being happy with Bs in school. Loving these boots on you!


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