Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Best. Day. Ever.

Yesterday was an awesome day. Work was productive, my sick little guy was feeling better, I did a little shopping Lance Armstrong style (more on that tomorrow!) and one of my dearest friends was in town for a visit. I woke up happy, I went to bed happy.

I needed yesterday.

I hope I don't sound like a brat by saying that things just went my way yesterday; but they did. Sometimes friends, I get a little sad about life-- I start asking those "Why" questions about finances and building houses and cooking dinners and just the every day shuffle of life. I start to wonder about God's plan for our family and our future.

Scarf: Handmade by me. Fur Vest: American Eagle. Striped Tee: Gap. Cords: Kohls. Boots: Macys.

I had a weird crazy dream last night (probably due to watching The Crazies right before bed, not a good idea folks!). I love hearing other people's dreams but I know some find it boring, so I'll cut to the chase. Basically I dreamed that I was alone. No house or husband or little man. I was alone in the woods, standing on a rock. In the dream I just had this sense that I was alone and going to be that way for a long time.

I woke up just being thankful that I'm surrounded by family and friends that love me. With Christ, I know that I'm never alone even if all of these people are gone. I am His, the Creator's child; first and foremost. I'm a wife and mother and daughter second and God honors my commitment to put Him first.

I was reminded that this life will pass away, and Christ will remain.

On good days (like yesterday!) and bad days, my Savior is there to tell me that I'm alright. And so are you, kid. Don't forget it.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Thanks for that, Leslie. We all need to be reminded of that every once in a while (and sometimes everyday!)

  2. It was a little tough to press the "publish" button on this one. Sometimes throwing yourself out there and being honest is the best medicine. Thanks Michaelyn!

  3. Love the honesty! Maybe the rock represented your strength and the woods a moment of reflection to be quiet and reflect on things! It sounds like a great dream!

  4. I really like how you put all of the different elements of your outfit together. I have trouble being creative and adding layers with different colors, but it looks great! I'm glad you had a great day yesterday. Sometimes the mundane can really get a person down. Thanks for sharing your perspective and spiritual encouragement!

  5. Love this post and that outfit. Props to you for making that scarf on your own!! Feel free to make me one :). I always find patterns and send them to my mom to make.

    I get jealous every time you wear those cords. I tried to buy them but couldn't find them. :(