When The Rain Comes...

A couple of weeks ago the Mr and I ran to Atlanta for a work trip. It was pouring down rain and the sound easily lulled me to sleep and put me into a contemplative mood. The Mr per usual had his podcasts on and we just enjoyed each others presence mostly in silence. I was pondering on the past year and all the doors God opened and closed and all the times that I felt as if I was just waiting for answers and some that have yet to come. The windshield wipers would go to varying speeds depending on how hard the rain pounded. One thing that I kept on noticing is with the Mr and I's height discrepancy he is able to leave the wipers on much slower than I would need if I were driving. He is able to see through the top of the window where very little rain settles and I sit so low that the water puddles to the point where I can not see. I was relived every time the wipers swooshed so I could get a glimpse outside clearly even if it was just for a moment. I am a silent backseat driver if there ever was one. This then got me thinking of moments with God. Sometimes this world and near events can leave me feeling blinded. Where I just move forward even though the lines may be blurred. Sometimes even within the midst of heartache or difficulty I can look forward and get a glimpse of what is to come. Those are the moments the wipers swoosh and clear the path just long enough that hope can be seen. Then there are times when I remain within the haze, the wipers are so slow that I am begging for them to come, but thankfully the Mr or friends are able to see for me from a different angle and speak life into the situation regardless of whether the wipers come into play or not. I am grateful for every moment this year. The good and the ugly. I am grateful to experience every speed of the wipers the Lord provides and I am especially grateful for when the sun shines bright. I hope you all in the states have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. - 1 Peter 2:9

Rain Ready

I have been on the search for the most perfect rain coat for some time now. On my list was something sleek enough to shoot weddings in, something I could layer, and I wanted it to be long. I came across this one by Arc'teryx and was instantly smitten. It was a bit of an investment, but I know it will last me years with quality and the classic silhouette. I sized up so I could wear my favorite slim winter coat {no I did not pay that much} underneath when needed. I have been found wearing it on pretty fall days too. Love that it can act as both a raincoat and a light weight everyday one.

sources: raincoat | bag madewell {similar} | tennis shoes | leggings | sunnies


With the holidays just around the corner I am getting excited to see this room over flowing with family once again. This year for our whole crew has been full of up and downs, unknowns, and trying to find our footing once again. This table will be packed with food fit for a small army and somehow we will manage to fit so many extra chairs that we mine as well be sitting on each others laps. We will share stories of this past year and look forward to the excitement a new year brings. There will be laughter, smiles, maybe some tears but in these shared moments we will know we will have each other and in the long run isn't that all that really matters? As I slowly prepare a meal plan and contemplate what this season really means I will breath deep, pray continually, and rest in the hope of the season for I am grateful to have these shared moments with the ones I love.

sources: light fixture park studio | table an antique store find | cane chairs vintage {similar} | dark chairs west elm {similar} | wood candlesticks crate and barrel {similar} | curtains west elm | rods bed bath and beyond