Crazy, Beautiful Life

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Life is crazy beautiful. I have said that a few times before so, when I saw this shirt I KNEW I had to have it + I’m all about a casual look, you know me! Get ready because, I’m going to pour my little heart out here…

After my 10 weeks of maternity leave I went back to work with Jadyn. I remember driving and sitting in traffic on my way to and from work, and Jadyn would cry, and cry, and cry. He hated when the car was stopped and eventually, both Jadyn and I started crying in the car. Jadyn was 5 months old when we found out that I was already 2 months pregnant!! A few months went by and it was just too much so I decided to give my notice at work. I dropped down to part-time until the end of the year and in December of 2013 I officially left work. One month later Colin was born.

Fast forward 2 years, and life is even crazier. To be honest, it may seem that I have it together, but I do not. 99%  of the time I am in way over my head and just flat out exhausted, and there is not enough coffee in the world to help me! Between the blog (which let me make it clear is a full-time job, there is SO much more than just looking pretty and taking pictures), house work (laundry, breakfast, lunch, dinner, cleaning, and much more), me yelling at the boys every 5, no scratch that it’s more like every 2 minutes and telling them to get down, to share or to stop fighting… you see where I am going with all of this right?

It’s funny because while I still strive to look up to be the Proverbs 31 wife I realized a while back that she had servants and HELP- LOTS OF IT. During the day it’s just me and I don’t get any help until Jordan gets home.

But in the midst of all this craziness I experience God’s grace and mercy that much more!  Thank God that on days where I feel like I have been maxed out I can count on Him. To me that’s the beauty of it. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love my family and my life. But it’s by the Grace of God that I am where I am today, and doing what I do. It’s the cross that’s beautiful to me, that I can lay down all my frustrations, worries, fears, dreams and desires.

It’s God’s love that makes life beautiful in the midst of chaos.

It’s easy to focus on the craziness of life. It’s easy to look at what’s wrong and at what’s falling apart so I want to encourage you to find God’s grace and mercy in the craziness of life because with God it becomes a
crazy beautiful life! 

Have a great weekend!

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Photography by the sweet and beautiful Ailee Petrovic

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12 comments on “Crazy, Beautiful Life

  • Eryn S. says: http://www.StyleSewMe.com

    Ah I love their tees. I want all of them!

    Your post brought me back to the car rides I used to dread with my little one. She was (is) the same way. She’s 16 months and I have an arsenal of toys, books, and a water bottle with rice (noisemaker) to keep her busy in the car.

    It’s totally ok to not have it all together. If our families are fed, happy, and healthy, we are doing just fine!
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    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      me too! I love her tees! I never thought of doing the bottle with rice. I’m going to keep that in mine for when the next baby comes! 🙂 You are so right though, as long as everyone is alive and healthy that’s all that matters right?

  • Sarah says:

    Elly- Always love your posts, this one hit home for me today big time! Happy Friday!

  • Jessica says: http://www.thoughtfullystyled.com

    Thank you for begin so candid! We should all be this transparent!
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  • Tanika Green says:

    I completely understand how you feel and I only have 1 toddler! Some days are harder than most and we feel like we can’t handle it all. But, we’re so blessed to know God and who He is to us! Loved this post girl and loved meeting you last weekend! You’re a sweetheart!

    -Tanika
    http://alwayzfashionablylate.blogspot.com

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Tanika, Loved meeting you too! Doesn’t matter if you have one or 5 kids, it’s all hard work mama! But like you said, we are blessed to have a Heavenly Father who always has our back! 🙂

  • Gabrielle says: http://pinkandgabulous.com

    Love this!! God is so good. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Cecilia says: http://www.dearestlou.com/

    I love that t-shirt and those flats. Cute casual look!
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