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march, you crazy month, you.

{tucks shirt // honest swim diaper // beach bag old but similar // monogrammed seersucker towel is beaufort bonnet company  // sunny life radio }
Tuck yesterday.  The cutest little wild man on the windy beach.  
but march.  oh march.  
has been filled with knee surgery for JB (I never knew just how much he did every single day for us!), a scary blood clot, and more waiting – and let’s be honest, giving up – on our short sale. 
when i think of what small crosses to bear it all is in the grand scheme of real problems …
And when I think about the big picture, 
I can’t help but slap myself out of the pity party I am all too eager to throw.  
we are so grateful JB will be off crutches in a few weeks … for some, it’s forever.
we are so grateful they found the blood clot early … gives me shivers what could have happened.
we are so grateful for the short sale taking tons of time … because something else is {hopefully} happening that could be out of this world better.  
and so, I’m reminded of another march
where i said:
“in Gods timing he restores things in ways soo good you could not dream them up yourself”
holding onto joy, hope, and gratitude today.  

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19 Comments

  • Reply Tori G

    Those pictures are too adorable!!!

    March 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Kelsey | Southern in Love

    His faces are the best.

    March 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Jillian Manesh

    try to stay positive!! think happy thoughts + prayers for JB's speedy recovery. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    March 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply audra lee

    OMG Tuck is the cutest! The picture of him walking with his suitcase (or backpack or something) reminds me so much of the meme of Leo DiCaprio just strutting happily along. I hope JB feels better soon.

    March 18, 2014 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Joie de Viv

    Gah! Can't handle the Tuck's cuteness! When do they stop wanting to eat the sand and wanting to play in it? 🙂 Glad you were able to find the blood clot sooner than later. And in terms of the short sale and house search, my mom said when it's meant to be, you'll find the one (just like love, right?) and I truly think that's true!

    xx Viv @ http://joiedeviv.blogspot.com

    March 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply MeghanB

    Thank you for sharing. I needed some perspective in my life, too, so this is a great reminder to slap myself out of my pity parties.

    March 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm
  • Reply Lauren DOrazio

    So sorry to hear about the short sale. I was in contract with one for 9 months and was completely in love with it. I finally let it go and a couple months later I found a place that I LOVE! My short sale ended up going for $42K lower than my offer 8 months later. Stay positive! You will find your home! xx

    March 19, 2014 at 1:18 am
  • Reply Chloé Arnold

    Inspired by you for choosing to look at the blessings rather than focusing on the trials. Blessed by you!

    March 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply From Foothills to Fog

    These pictures are so cute!!…Did JP have a blood clot in his leg? That has happened to two of our close family friends recently, so scary! I wonder what types of things cause it? So happy it was caught early and he'll be off crutches soon. I always admire when people see the positives in situations like this.

    March 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm
  • Reply Julia D.

    Sending prayers and positive healing vibes your way. Your perspective is so refreshing, thank you for always reminding me that everything comes in His time.

    March 20, 2014 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Angel @ loveandsplendor.com/blog

    Yes, that is a lot in one month. Your perspective is so spot on, though. Sending a big hug and prayers that God surprises you in the best way in April. xoxo

    March 21, 2014 at 5:24 am
  • Reply Krista

    Sounds rough, hang in there! I'll be praying for you all, so glad you found the clot early! Scary! ❤️😘

    March 28, 2014 at 2:40 am
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