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Why My Short Blogging Break Turned Into A Long One + A Parisian Inspired Look

As you all know from my last post I was going to take a short blogging break due to the flu, a broken foot and moving. Well my short break turned into a much longer absence than I had originally planned due to my entire life almost falling to pieces. Here’s what has happened since my last post.

Of course you all know why my blogging break started but the reason it lasted so long is quite the tale.

Everything in my life got flipped upside down. Starting the first week in March I lost my grandmother on my mother’s side of the family. I wasn’t that close to her but her death still hit me pretty hard mostly because of how it was effecting my mother.

Right after that my husband and I moved into our new house during my Spring Break. Which was great by the way. Following Spring Break however came the most stressful few weeks of my job. We had our annual UIL competitions which are a huge deal and they are basically our version of end of the year testing. Fortunately my students did extremely well :)!

However during this already incredibly stressful time my husband had an accident at work and ended up with a very severe concussion.

Then a few days later my sister’s house was hit by a tornado and suffered some extensive tree damage. Don’t worry no one was hurt just the house. Also another family member was involved in a serious car accident. Fortunately they were alright as well.

But then another few days later my other grandmother on my father’s side was taken to the hospital unresponsive due to some mysterious illness. I am very close to my grandmother she is one of the most wonderful, caring, and God fearing women I have ever met and I aspire to be just like her. There were several times we thought we were going to lose her. In fact one night around 10pm after getting the news that they had moved my grandmother to the ICU and her outlook was rather grim I got a sudden strong urge to go play my violin. I must have played Amazing Grace and Be Thou My Vision for two hours straight while fervently praying that God would either take her to be with Him to end her suffering or heal her. I hardly slept at all that night even though I had the UIL competition the next day.

Just before I was about to leave to get on the bus to head to UIL with my students I got a call from my mother. My grandmother had woken up and was alert, her heart rate had normalized and she was miraculously getting better. It was a huge answer to prayer.

Romans 8:28 says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Now let me tell you during these rough times it was difficult for me to see the good in any of these events. In fact a few times I was extremely angry with God.

But now that I am on the other side of these awful situations I can see that it has brought me closer to God and it brought my family closer together as well.


Now back to fashion.

I found this cute little polka dot, flouncy, drop waist dress at Nordstrom Rack this past weekend. As soon as I put it on I felt like I had been transported to Paris. The fabric is so light, soft and flowy.

I paired it with some magenta heels, a long layered silver necklace, and a contrasting polka dot Kate Spade bag.

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