There’s this quote that I sometimes catch myself thinking. I know I’ve mentioned it a time or two on this blog before, but in everything I do, when life sometimes inconveniently throws those unexpected curveballs and I start to doubt myself, I echo this quote from my pastor, Steven Furtick…
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
Here’s the thing. This blog is the highlight reel. But if there ever comes a day when you begin questioning your own home, your parenting, your marriage, your job, your life in comparison. Please smack yourself. (Okay, no. Don’t do that. 😉 )
Because what you don’t see is behind the pretty room reveals is a different room in our house with unfinished projects scattered on the floor, with random stacks of mail on the countertops, with Play-doh bits ground into the carpet. The behind-the-scenes.
What you don’t know is pretty much every day, I’m sporting paint splattered sweat pants and a messy mom bun.
What you don’t hear is my preschooler’s blood-curdling meltdown in the car on our way to a sunflower field for this mommy and me photoshoot in this post.
And you should probably know that this week has been filled with tummy bugs and car breakdowns and burnt dinners.
Sometimes it’s tough keeping up with this blog mixed into all of the crazy. But I am so thankful for this life and for the chance to share it with you guys. Because it’s those regular struggles, those times when you are at your wit’s end, that you deserve to give yourself the most grace.
You are enough. And you can handle every speed bump in every tomorrow with just a little bit of faith to carry you through.
Love and life are messy. But it’s a beautiful mess. Homeowning / spousal / parenting / adulting challenges are tough, but so are you.
If you want a little reminder to hang somewhere in your home or office, you can download this printable here:
I’ll be back to our regularly scheduled DIY projects tomorrow. 😉
(A big thank you to Alisha Rudd Photography for our swirly twirly girlified photo shoot.)