Distressed Boyfriend Jeans: c/o Lulu*s (size 26 and love them) | Ivory Top: c/o Lulu*s (size small) | Cheetah Wedges: c/o Lulu*s (fit true to size) | Leather Jacket: c/o Choies | Cheetah Clutch: c/o Malibu Bows | Pearl Bracelet: c/o My Pacific Pearls | Pearl Studs: c/o My Pacific Pearls (I have super sensitive ears... if you notice I never wear earrings. These babies are amazing and don't irritate my ears at all!)
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It's been really hard for me to fall in love with the boyfriend jean trend. I am super short... 5'2" actually. Gah, it's so annoying! For the longest time I thought boyfriend jeans were just super unflattering. While they aren't as slimming as skinny or straight jeans, I've really grown to love the trend. In the next couple of weeks I'll be showcasing these boyfriend jeans from Lulu*s and how you can make the relaxed look feel chic and feminine.
And because I'm a blog of substance, lol, I just had to share the sweetest devotional I read last night. It literally had me in tears.
Braid Wilcox said, "Think of your friends and family members who have chosen to live without faith and without repentance. They don't want to change. They are not trying to abandon sin and become comfortable with God. Rather, they are trying to abandon God and become comfortable with sin. When a young pianist hits a wrong note, we don't say he is not worthy to keep practicing. We don't expect him to be flawless. We just expect him to keep trying. Perfection may be the ultimate goal, but for now we can be content with progress in the right direction.
"There should never be just two options: perfection or giving up. When learning the piano, are the only options performing at Carnegie Hall or quitting? No. Growth and development take time. Learning takes time. When we understand grace, we understand that God is long-suffering, that change is a process, and that repentance is a pattern in our lives".
I can't even tell you how many times I've felt completely defeated the past couple of years. The past couple weeks! Geesh! Just a unbearable weight on my shoulders. I'm taking my frustrations out on my husband and my kids and I can't find time to even pee let alone clean up the house and get to my responsibilities as a wife and mother. I'm sure all of you know the feeling. And slowly you start cutting things out of your life. The first things to go for me are always scripture study and prayer. Which is ironic because those are the two things that I need most in my life. It got to the point where I was just so embarrassed to even ask Heavenly Father for help. I felt like a broken record- I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry. After reading this talk where it says, "When a young pianist hits a wrong note, we don't say he is not worthy to keep practicing. We don't expect him to be flawless. We just expect him to keep trying". It just hit me. My Heavenly Father loves me with an infinite love. And no matter how many times I come to Him, embarrassed that it's been as long as it has, or embarrassed I'm asking for help for the same things over and over and over again, He is just happy that I'm coming to Him. He's happy that I'm making an effort and that I'm trying to progress. And lucky for me Grace is sufficient. After all I can do, Grace is sufficient. I'm so thankful for my beliefs. I'm so thankful that I'm able to change and progress and that I have a Savior who knows exactly what I'm going through. So I'm making a goal to not feel overwhelmed with all my flaws but to find the good and to work hard, one day at a time, to progress into the girl God sees.