It’s the small things…

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I’ve sat down to write a handful of different posts in the last week and time and time again I’ve stuck them in my drafts folder. I’ve wanted to share so much about motherhood and adjusting to having 2 but everything I’ve written just hasn’t seemed right. I can’t get the words out. Hence, the silence. My mind has been else where. We got some pretty devastating news last week and my heart has just felt broken. It has put a lot of things in perspective. Things that I would have wanted to say last week are seen in a different light now. So tonight even though I don’t have the words to say all that I want, I want to leave you with some moments that really have meant the world to me this past week. In the end it’s really about the small things in life anyways, right?

1. Putting Rowan to bed tonight- we spend like 15 mins laughing with each other as we tickled each others cheeks with our eyelashes. She thought it was about the funniest thing ever.

2. Listening to Rowan sing the Yo Gabba Gabba song “don’t be afraid” to Finley when she cries. Or when she tells her “don’t worry baby Finley, Mommy is right here.”

3. Friends that are really there to “do life” with you. That no matter what they have going on, that they are there to help, love, and have fun.

4. God’s grace. That in the midst of a storm he is there to comfort and give peace.

5. Texts from Kev telling me how much he misses us during the day and random calls asking if we want to meet up for an unexpected lunch.

6. Rowan coming up to me throughout the day, giving me a big hug and saying “I Lub you Mommy.”

7. A warm cup of tea and a sweet little treat

8. Watching your little baby smile for the very first time.

9. The cutest, over the top, babbling sentences that come out of Rowan’s mouth. Oh goodness, the things she says crack me up.

10. A new sweater that feels like a giant hug.

11. These 2 girls…

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  1. What beautiful little girls you have. My prayers are with your family, may you be at peace during this difficult time.

  2. Rowan is already a much nicer big sister than I ever was. :) I guess that’s a good reflection on Rowan – she’s clearly a lot less selfish than I was at her age. I viewed my little brother as a parent stealer, and that did NOT sit well with me.

  3. Don’t know what you’re going through, but I don’t have to because He does. Praying for His peace that passes all understanding even as I type. You’re covered momma, thank you for sharing your sweet little life with us all.

  4. bless you and your beautiful family!

  5. I’m praying peace and comfort for you in whatever you are going through. And the preciousness of these pictures just makes my heart smile. Such sweetness and love. Thank you for sharing your beautiful little girls with us. :)

  6. Psalm 46:5 says, “The Lord is with her, she will not fall; He will help her at the break of day.” You & your family are in my prayers. That in this trial He may reveal himself to you & be your help/strength/comfort/peace/stronghold.

  7. Praying for you and your family Jen! I hope everything is ok. It’s definitely so important to focus on the good things. You have two absolutely beautiful and wonderful daughters and these photos are just the cutest :)

  8. My thougths are with you and your family.

    Rowan is a wonderful big sister. So so sweet. The picture when she kisses Finley’s forehead… omg, my heart just melted in a big puddle.

  9. What a beautiful post, Jen! Sometimes simple is best. I too love getting unexpected calls or texts from my love. He’s not a big texter, so when they do happen they’re extra special.

  10. Hi Jen
    Have been admiring your sense of style and your beautiful girls (I have two sweet boys!) and thank you for sharing all the beauty of the world with others, like me: whether it is a funky outfit or words of appreciation for small things in life. Fingers crossed all goes well for you and your family.
    Best
    Jola

  11. You’re right, Jen. It’s the small things that matter.

  12. These pictures are so beautiful. I am so sorry for what you may be going through. I too, have had some recent personal and painful things happen and I too understand that feeling of comfort and warmth that takes over the pain when you remember the joys of being a mother. I hope this painful time passes and I thank you for this post. Sometimes other mommas need to be reminded as well ;).

  13. love love love this post. melts my heart

  14. hello Jen.(: I have usually been a silent reader on your blog, but this post compelled me to break the silence. Firstly, thank you for being open enough to share that life hasn’t been smooth. It is very encouraging to see you look to God in times like these. Secondly, I would like to send you this verse from 2 Samuel 22:2-3 “The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.” May you be encouraged and may you continue to use your life to encourage others. (:

  15. please tell me where you got that onesie, it’s perfection!

  16. awww those sweet big sister kisses are the best!

  17. This is really the sweetest post. Thinking of you and your sweet family.

  18. Beautiful pictures Jen. Your girls are so precious ! Rowan seems to be taking her role as big sis’ very seriously.
    My thoughts are with you.

  19. Beautiful words, thoughts and pictures Jen. Rowan’s kissy lips in that first picture on Finley’s cheeks, is there anything sweeter? Thinking of you and your family x

  20. Oh my gosh. So adorable.

  21. Your girls are so beautiful, you truly are blessed! Whatever is going on, I send many good thoughts to you and your family while you’re dealing with things.

  22. Beautiful! You will treasure these photos, forever.
    My favorites as a mom of two are most definitely the ones of my children loving on each other. Better that than running around screaming and fighting any day. ;)

  23. What a sweet family and gorgeous girls you have!! Embrace them during this difficult time. Thought and prayers to your family.

  24. how do you do their bedtime routine? Does Rowan go down first or Finley?

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