Monday, August 31, 2015

The Everyday.

When most of your thoughts are consumed with sadness, fear and hope it gets harder to appreciate the small things.
I wanted to and continued to tell myself to but it doesn't exactly translate that way.

The things that would usually bring a smile to my face, well, it didn't come as easy and forget about the smiles that actually reached my eyes. They were even harder to come by.

I began to not see the good in everyday life and was just moving with the motions, waiting for the storm that I knew would come.

I told myself a while ago to take a picture of the everyday that made me happy, kind of a reminder that life is still good. And it is.

- Natural light streaming into our sitting room.

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- Making breakfast on a Saturday morning.

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- Road trips with Sean.

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- The furbabies seeking the sunlight.

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- Making simple dinners.

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- Watching Fella hang out at his favorite place, the window.

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- Randomly finding a cute spot to have breakfast.

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- Evening barbeques on the deck.

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- Scary Fella (he was yawning).

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- A rainbow after a really hard day.

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11 comments:

Law_Fal said...

I need to do this because joy has definitely been missing these days. But we still have to push through regardless. Just so hard lately....

Emily Gilbert said...

It is hard to see the good, when you feel consumed by the sad. I do like that you took the time to capture these beautiful photographs.

Your living room looks so inviting, I love making breakfast on Saturday mornings too, your stuffed shells look anything but simple to make, the red velvet lounge at the restaurant is gorgeous, bbq's are the best, and I love rainbows <3

Desiree Macke said...

Sometimes the sadness is so overwhelming.
It's so great to see you're finding so much that can make you happy.
Thinking of you.

Maureen S. said...

Wow beautiful pics and words to accompany them. I agree that your home looks so inviting. You're making me want to leave the apartment life behind. :) Hugs to you.

Heather said...

I continue to hold you in my heart, Faith. May your furbabies, Sean and the everyday little things continue to comfort you. I wish I could reach through the screen and pet your adorable Fella.

Cece said...

When big things happen sometimes it's the little things that remind us that things can still be okay. It's a good reminder for us all. : )

Carolyn said...

What a great idea! It would be cool to get these printed in one of those cheap photobooks that I keep seeing around. A "Happiness" book! :)

The Pink Growl said...

I'm WAY behind in blog land and playing catch up. I'm just now reading about the loss of your mom. Sweet Faith, I am so sorry to hear this! I'm sorry for what you are going through and what you will continue to go through. It's been quite the interesting emotional roller coaster since my mom passed away back in April. There are no words that anyone can offer to comfort you, I know that. The hardest part for me has been the days when things go back to "normal" for every one and I was still picking up my phone to call my mama after work most days. Actually, I still do that a lot. Your mama was beautiful!!! And you have her gorgeous smile. It will be a long journey for us as we grieve the loss of our mamas - maybe forever. But we can carry the good memories with us and be their legacies in this world! That gives me hope sometimes. The Lord was beyond graceful to me during my struggle to give me people who truly loved for me and cared for me and still check on me. I am praying right now that you find that to be true as well! Sending you so much love, friend!! XOXOXOXO

Christelle said...

You have an amazing talent in photography and you're words are so true!! Sending you love, sweet lady.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

There is so much joy around us...I'm sending you big hugs!!!

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