Thank you all SO much for your sweet words on Monday’s post! I am still reading through them and so touched by each one, and knowing that some of you are praying for our journey, as well as birth mom and baby?! I get choked up just thinking about it… those prayers mean so much, thank you!
I am still attempting to relive this last weekend, it was just the best! The 4th of July is my second favorite holiday, yes, but it also had to do with the company involved, my parents. (My brother and his wife were missed!) I could have fun with my family at the bottom of a well – we just always have the best time together and love being with one another. So imagine the fun we have when we actually have things to do in a place such as Nashville. We went to Leiper’s Fork, made a (few) trips to get some Froyo, went downtown to the strip to BB Kings for some blues, grilled out in the backyard, took multiple hikes and walks, watched fireworks from our deck, ate more than we should have, drank just enough ;), watched a marathon of The Twilight Zone, got hooked on Shark Week, and even sang Katy Perry’s Firework in the pouring rain. It was perfect.
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a Conversations with my Husband post and while one of those is scheduled to be shared in the near future, did you guys know that I have equally as funny conversations with my parents too?
Mom: “Do you have a yardstick?”
Em: “Uh, no. Wait, what’s a yardstick?”
Dad: “You don’t know what a yardstick is?”
Mom: “You measure with it.”
Em: “Why would you want to measure the yard?”
Needless to say, by the time this conversation was over, we were all crying from laughing so hard. And yes, guys. I do know what a yardstick is… now.
Let’s talk Twelve Months of Bliss for a sec! We are eight days into the second challenge, how is it going for you guys so far?? Have you chosen your ONE habit to say goodbye to? I wanted to note- it’s really important in this challenge to only choose one thing to remove from your day-to-day this month. It’s important to be present and intentional in this particular challenge and sometimes when you try to focus on more than one thing to no longer do, when it’s things you’re used to doing all the time, not only is it really difficult but it can also take away from the entire point of the challenge: making room.
I’ll be really honest and tell you that I knew by the end of Day One what I’d be removing from my day-to-day… and today is the first day I’ve actually gone through with getting rid of it. Isn’t it scary how easy it is to find excuses to continue with “it”? This particular habit is a really hard one for me and the fact that it’s this hard tells me it really became an unhealthy habit in my life – something that was definitely taking up WAY too much room. I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and recap with you all at the end of this month but for the rest of you reading this who are taking part in it with me- DON’T GIVE UP! Keep at this, every single day. Remember that the room you’re making is more precious than you can understand right now but it will click if you continue with this challenge.
Hope you all are having a great week, despite any 4th of July Aftershocks! 😉