Clothed with Grace: Hyperbole

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


I don't know about your kids, but Grant speaks fluent "hyperbole." What I mean by that is, he's very good at exaggerating. One little thing makes it the "best day," then five minutes later something small could go wrong and it's the "worst day ever." Can any of you relate? I know I don't voice it like Grant, but I can find myself in the same boat. I can be really tired, annoyed, whatever, then something really small, like an iced coffee can immediately turn my day around (preferably while drinking it at Target).

When I let my emotions run wild and let myself lose self-control nothing good seems to come from that.   As much as I love being at home for the summer, it means times when my family is driving me bonkers. I've been working to break Grant of a few bad habits he's been trying out, like talking back and not listening the first time. These are obviously not cool, but if I let my emotions take control when he's not doing what I've asked, I'm not setting a good example at all!

My emotions should not be the barometer for how good or bad things are in my life. Lamentations 3:22-23 says "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness!"

No matter what's happening, God's love for me and his forgiveness never end. The same is true for your life as well. Because of that, we shouldn't let the little things ruin our day. We have God on our side, and he is bigger than any bad thing that comes our way!

My dresses have been totally under-worn since Hannah has been born. Dresses are obviously awkward when it comes to nursing, but I really wanted to wear this to church recently, so I wore it anyway. I've had this dress for a few years and adore it! It's worn and washed really well and is so flattering. I decided to try it with my J.Crew Factory cardigan. I have a bunch of colors and they are usually on sale.  I felt great and it was only mildly awkward in the mother's room, thanks to Hannah's baby blanket which covered my lap.

Dress: Kika c/o same 
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory  same
Necklace: similar
Earrings: Nickel and Suede same

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  1. Love your maxi dress, and the pops of pink and blue are perfect with it!

  2. Looks great. I also have a hard time trying to wear dresses while nursing. I keep looking at my dresses and thinking, "one day, again."

    Good note, also about your emotions. I read before that emotions should be indicators, not dictators and I try to always remember that when I'm feeling out of sorts.

    1. Oh! I love that last part. I need to remind myself of that with my 2-year-old deep into his terrible twos at 5:00 while we wait for Daddy to get home to save us!

    2. Love this about indicators verses dictators!

  3. That maxi dress looks so comfy and amazing on you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. wear it well, along with grace and motherhood:) Enjoy the summer because it is a sweet, precious time. If you have time, you should pop over to Fresh Market Friday and add your words of grace:) Crystal~

  5. Loving the stripes; different angles. I can so relate to what you go through. My little ones finsh school this upcoming week, but I know that good behavior are only going to last for a short period of time :-(

  6. great outfit - you rocked it well ! (: