This past week was sweet, ordinary, and flavored with lessons learned about the fragility of life. When the ordinary monotony of a Friday afternoon coffee date meets the heart-pounding realization that all I hold onto and take for granted could be taken away in a moment. When you're sitting around a high wooden table at a coffee shop talking about nothing in particular at 3pm, and then at 5pm your phone rings and the person you just shared lattes and laughs with says,"I've been in a car accident...but I'm okay." One cannot help but be hit with the realities of life.
And that, my dears...is oh so simple and beautiful.
And in my never ending quest for the fullest, most beautiful life possible, I am realizing that life is messy and scary and amazing. And we have to bravely wrap our arms around all of it.
Embracing the hard and the good and the sweet, trusting God in His plan and loving the people around us even when it hurts. Drinking in the amazing moments and taking the bitter sips of life one by one with strength and faith, knowing we have hope in Jesus.
....and I wrapped my arms around my favorite things this week and drank the sweetness: