A few weeks ago I got to leave my husband and three littles to visit a friend in Dallas. Our family needed me to get away. It's become too easy to lose sight of the person behind the mama and wife. And I have passions, and thoughts, and know I'm more than the sum of my roles, but when those roles consume most of my energy and time, I get lost in the mundane and forget the bigger picture and why of it all.
And praise God, I got to see the bigger picture and be encouraged and inspired by some of my favorite people. I also got to eat and drink to my hearts content, which is always a win.
To Naomi and Ben, thanks for letting me invade your lives and for loving me now, loving me when I was unlovable, and for always encouraging me with the way you live. I'm lucky to know you, friends.
|My pre-trip packing side-kick|
|MCI, I've never been so excited to see you.|
|Only in Texas will see you bible references used as bar advertisement.|
|I'm a sucker for cocktails, Americana food, and these two.|
|Emporium pies, ya'll. Totally legit.|
|First time seeing mama after my trip.|
|Morning chocolate chip pancakes|
|10:30 p.m. and going strong.|
It's actually surreal, how good we have it here in Squier Park. After all the houses that fell through in our real estate escapade. To now be on the other side, in the exact house we should be in. Well. It will always be a clear picture of God's love and kindness to me and my family.
|Brooks' face kills me.|
|Always throwing a ball, this one. He even sleeps with Bray's glove on. |
Future baseball player? or weirdo? Time will only tell.