Thursday, September 25, 2014

Morning Light

For awhile now, I've been wanting to get different curtains for our slider. It's hard for me since I'm a Type- A, who aims for perfection and when I can't find that perfect curtain, then I end up doing nothing---for literally years. I can't even tell you how long we had that awful brown curtain. It's funny actually, how you stop seeing how icky something is, when you look at it all the time.

Finally, I spontaneously grabbed these creamy white curtains, late one night at Ross. They aren't what I had pictured, but I just can't get over how much more light they let in and how beautifully they brighten up this room. I definitely go in spurts of feeling inspired to decorate our home to be the beautiful space that I want it to be. Most of the time it's so overwhelming in this season of life, but I have to remember that I don't need to tackle it all.

Little things like a new slider curtain make a huge difference. An ounce of inspiration is enough to propel me to want to continue to make our home the peaceful space that I crave.

Lately I'm learning to let go of my desire for perfection. I'd rather have the people that come into our home be comfortable and I'd rather make a beautiful mess with my kids, than be terrified of messes. The other day we made homemade butter and while we shook jars of cream for 20 minutes all over the house, we danced...and we danced crazy. I was terrified that one of those jars would break, but we did it anyway. It was the most fun thing we did that day. Honestly, I can't remember the last time Judah and I danced together like that.

Today started with spilled cereal in Judah's lap and it ended with Paisley spilling her milk. It's in those moments that I have to remember that God gives grace freely to me and if I'm truly accepting His grace and taking it as my own, then I should freely pour out that grace on others- especially the little people who share this home with us.

So, tonight I'm thankful for little things like morning light that shines through the new curtain. I'm thankful that I don't need to go all out and re-decorate our entire house this very moment, but that it's okay to find joy in small things like pretty light.

The photo above isn't perfect and I almost didn't post because of that, but I'm sharing anyway. I am a work in progress. My photos are a work in progress and so is my house.


  1. I just love the warm light pouring in through that curtain upon the blond little girl!!

  2. Well I think the photo is perfect! I love it!

    1. Thank you, Teresa! I looked at your blog- it's very interesting! We just signed up to sponsor our first child through Compassion and I'm thrilled to begin this new journey as a family. It's going to be such a great experience for our kids. I'm sure I'll be going back and using your blog as a resource! Do you have any tips for first time sponsors?


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