Hello dearies! Boy is this weekend busy! Yesterday my sisters and I had a big sewing marathon (on the new Elna machine no less. Don’t worry, there’s a post about the machine coming soon!), it was Mom’s birthday; and today we’re going to a birthday party for a dear little friend of ours. So yes! We are busy! But that’s not what you came here for. You came to see my outfit, right?
There’s actually a rather funny story to go along with the dress I wore in today’s post. There were a few stains on it after Church (we had a fellowship meal that day), so I threw it in the hamper for it to be washed that week, thinking, “Oh, it’s rayon, it will be okay.” Mom, wise woman that she is, asked me if I was sure I wanted the dress machine washed. I assured her it would be okay, but was I ever wrong! When the dress came out of the wash it looked like it would fit a 10 year old! NOOO!!! Even though this dress isn’t my absolute favorite, I still liked it a lot. Plus I had just come up with the outfit combination you see in this post, and only worn it once! Botheration! Thankfully, as the dress dried, the fabric relaxed (with the help of a bit of pulling and tugging thanks to yours truly), and the dress is now back to its normal size. But boy was I scared!
Sweater: Hand-me-down // Dress: Thrifted, Ann Taylor // Shoes: Hand-me-down, American Eagle (?) // Earrings: Claire’s // Watch: Great Grandma’s // Belt: Target, Gift from J
But you know what, as I write this story, I realize, sometimes that’s the way we handle life. We give it to God saying, “Do with my life what you will.” But when he takes us on twists and turns that we weren’t expecting, we freak out, grabbing for control, crying “why would you do this to us?” If only we could see what wonders he had in store at the end. But we can’t. We have to trust him. We have to trust that our life will all come out good at the end. Not that there won’t be trouble. But we do have this promise: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”(Jeremiah 29:11). And we also have this encouragement: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). Yes. Life gets rough, but we have a promise from God that all things work together for our good! So even though there may be twists and turns in your life. Your not quite sure where you’re going, or where you will be in a month’s time, do not fear! God knows. He holds you in the palm of His hand, and He is with you always, even to the end of the age.
“For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death.”
Psalm 48: 14
Have you had any laundry mishaps lately?
What twists and turns has the Lord put in your journey?
What is your favorite outfit you have worn to Church recently?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer
P.S. I guest posted on Eden’s lovely blog last week. You can check out her blog, and my post here.