Hey y'all! Happy Monday, again. The weekend was fabulous so I am sorta sad to leave it behind. But there is no slowing down time, so here we are, welcoming yet another week. I have shared a few cute pictures of Sami's little birthday fiesta we held yesterday, below. It was a blast. Most of our church came, and it was such a precious time of fellowship. Seriously, it's just the best way to celebrate life.
We made delicious tostadas, nachos, corn salad (it was a fiesta after all), fruit kebabs, homemade cookies and cream cake, and Nutella swirl cupcakes! The guests wrote small messages or Bible verses for Sami on index cards for him to read one day when he can understand them. He crawled all around while everyone visited, and played with his little friend Jonah who is a few months younger. All and all, it was a very successful party!
Since we're on the subject of children, have any of you experienced those moments where your child's simple mind seemed so much wiser than your own? I cannot tell you how much my son has taught me about life. This morning was a prime example, and I really wanted to share it with you.
Sami was extremely tired yesterday, so we waited until he woke up this morning to open his birthday gifts. He received some of the sweetest toys and books and clothes! The outpouring of generosity was just remarkable, so kind! But after he had opened all of his gifts he went right over to Ellie, my photographer, and wanted to play with her little removable phone case and a straw. It was at that moment I realized that my son is extremely wise. Life is not about the brand names, the trends, the friends we have on Facebook or the followers we have on Instagram and Twitter, and how much of it we can have! It's about the simple things. He wasn't all about the stuff. Honestly, he didn't care if he got new stuff or not! He just wanted the little things that made life a bit sweeter. The relationship we have with Jesus, the family we look after, the time and companionship of those we love. Those are our little "straws" and "phone cases", it's simply being content in plenty or in need.
As a style blogger I must be reminded of that because it is easy to get lost and caught up in the glamour and the excitement of shopping and owning the most and the best. It so easy to lose focus on what it truly important. But seeing truth in the little things is such a blessing. Maybe today you will see recognize the straws and phone cases in your own life!
I went to TJ Maxx this morning, and I always do a quick walk through, if I am there. And of course I found so many things that I loved. But I walked out of there with just the things I came in to look for, yet I felt unhappy. I wanted those new, cute things that I found. But I was reminded, it didn't matter. Those sweet tops that I wanted, well they would be out of style in a few years. Those cute rompers? One day, in the not too distant future, rompers will probably be looked at as a crazy fad. HAHA! It honestly doesn't matter. A top will not make you enjoy life more! A new pair of jeans will not make you happy. They are just a temporary fix for happiness, and the happiness never lasts, if it dependent on having more. So today, enjoy the phone cases, and the straws of life!
Hugs and kisses, y'all! There are a few more pics from the party below!
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