Clothed with Grace: It's Only a Phase

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It's Only a Phase

Last week I mentioned that Grant was seeming to go through a new phase where he was being too chatty during work time at school and starting to argue and not listen at home. It really caught us off guard, but luckily setting up a plan at school and home is really working and Grant has been back to his normal self.

Around the same time I think Hannah was having a growth spurt.  She had about a week or so when she was up five or six times a night either to eat or needing help getting back to sleep.  She is normally up only once, so I was feeling like a walking zombie. We ended up upping her bottle ounces at daycare and I let her nurse on demand during the growth spurt.  She has also seemed to level out now and is back to being up only once, thank goodness!

Even though both of these situations above really are minor in the big scheme of things, they definitely felt all consuming at the time. It can be easy to let these small things become big,  I'm reminded of Ecclesiastes 3, where we are told there is a time for everything.  If we didn't have times that were difficult, we wouldn't appreciate or recognize when time were good. "He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity in man's heart." So, when times get tough, it's then we should remember the good we have and the eternal place God has set aside for each of us who believes in him.  After all, this life her really is only a moment in the realm of eternity.  Why let ourselves in bogged down in the small things.

I mentioned last week how much I'm loving my kick crops in red, so when I realized they came in white (off white, really) and were on sale for 40% off I knew I needed the white kick crops too. I kept this outfit pretty easy and added this top from Target I've had for three years or so. It's one of my summer favorites, and I adore the print! I love this one and it's on super sale right now too!

Unfortunately, after washing these pants they wrinkled terribly and I literally spent a half hour trying to iron them to no avail. I ended up returning them on Monday and am so disappointed. The red and black have been washing and ironing up really well, so I'm not sure what the probablem was with the white. Now I'm on the hunt for another pair, such a bummer.

Top: Target similar
Pants: Loft same
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Bracelet: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox 
Wedges: Aerosoles c/o Chippmunk same

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  1. The print of your top is so pretty, love the color!

  2. Speak the truth girl! That is one of my favorite passages. I've been in some valleys and am going through a peak now, but I know in this world I can't stay there forever. Praise the Lord this is a temporary place!

  3. I can't even imagine how crazy things must get with two kiddos! Wow. Also this outfit rocks. I love that soft blue on you!

  4. Oh, yes... I keep reminding myself that in years they will all sleep all night and I will totally miss this stage though it's so hard right now.

    Such a bummer about the pants! Glad you could return them!