So I’ve been away from this here site for a while. I wasn’t planning on it but it just happened. Life is busy. Wonderful, but busy. Life with two is more joy than I ever imagined and about 1000x more time consuming. There is nothing profound to say about my absence other than blogging and social media just take the back seat to first days of school, new ballet classes, birthdays, necklace making, a styling and photography job, family time and friends. Life is good and we are living it. With that said, I do have lots to share and catch you up with here on the ol’ blog. To start though, I wanted to share something very personal to our family. This past Sunday we dedicated both girls at our church. It was such a special day! I don’t talk much about our faith here on the blog and this isn’t in any way trying to sway peoples thoughts. But I did want to share the prayer that Kev said during church for our family and for the girls. God has blessed us with 2 of the most amazing and perfect for us little girls and it’s our prayer to raise them to know God and his true love for them.
We thank you so much for these two girls. It’s hard to put into words the blessing they’ve been in our lives. Not only do they fill us with joy, but daily you are revealed to us through them.
We see your patience, your unending love, your forgiveness and your grace so much more clearly since we’ve become parents. We pray that you would bless Jen and I with similar qualities so we can raise them to know, love and serve you always.
We pray that you would protect their faith and their hearts through all stages of life and that they would feel your presence always.
We pray that our family would be bonded, with you as the focus.
God, we lift these girls up to you and we praise you for them – all in the name of Jesus.
My dress is from asos, shoes are Swedish Hasbeens. Rowan is wear a dress from the Gap. Finley is wearing headband from Little Hip Squeaks, Dress from the Gap and Chrome Mocs from Freshly Picked.
Such a perfect prayer. And def blessings children are, and yours fashionable ones at that!
so gorgeous!! and love the photos!
Hi Jen! I’m not sure if I’ve ever commented on your blog before but I’ve been reading since you were pregnant with Rowan! (started out reading because I was looking for ideas for pregnancy fashion!) But I’ve kept reading because I really enjoy reading about your growing family as I am growing mine too (I have twins that are almost 2 and another one on the way), and although you don’t talk about your faith all the time you’ve mentioned it enough that I knew you were a fellow Christian and that’s really encouraging to me so thanks for sharing and congratulations to you and your family on the dedication!
Aw, yay. So lovely to see you’re back. How wonderful you dedicated your girls! Honestly, you guys are such amazing & inspiring parents. Oooh, and you wore your ASOS dress. I remember it well from Austin, such a beauty!! xo
This is so great. I loved seeing your photos on Instagram last weekend, but these ones are so good, too! I love that one of Rowan sitting on the steps. Such a little sweetie. And I’m so glad to read that prayer – it’s such an encouragement. Me and my husband, Spencer, are hoping to have a family in the next year or two, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the future and praying a lot for our future family. It’s an overwhelming thought, but when I see posts like this, so authentic and family-loving, it really encourages me. And I love that dress! Been eying it for awhile. So good to read your posts, as always. XO
What a lovely treasure, that prayer, to you and to God.
Your family is precious and Kevin’s prayer is so encouraging! It’s refreashing to hear that people want the best for their kids and want to them to know who our Lord and Savoir is! Continue on 🙂
What a special day! That photo of Rowan on the steps is adorable!
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Argh, just love this.
I so so admire the way you share your faith in such a public setting. It’s not pushy or forceful, but because it’s a part of you, it just naturally flows out of what you do and what you share on your blog.
Super cute family pics too!
so beautiful jen!
Oh! I have been dreaming about that exact pair Swedish Hasbeens forever! A little steep for me! I ended up get a pair of Kork-ease Blythe Platform Sandals which were heavily discounted but were still a splurge for my budget. I love them, but I still daydream about the Sky High T Straps. 🙂
I am not a religious person but Kevin’s words ring true! What a beautiful celebration of family.
How long wanting you back. The children we have to thank them all that we learn, the love they give us, etc.. Kisses and happy Thursday.
So glad you’re back! I love love that dress too 🙂
Thanks for sharing! There’s nothing like letting the love of Christ overflow from our lives into the lives of others by telling of His goodness. What a joy and privilege it is even just to speak His name. Thanks again and keep sharing! 🙂
thank you for sharing this story & sharing your faith here. it’s so true that being a parent provides such a special (and humbling) way of understanding God’s character better. I have learned so much about patience and love from my children, and I totally appreciate that for the blessing it is.
peace to you & your beautiful family.
thanks for sharing that special moment! i’m glad that you’re keeping well. i really love the dress you’re wearing, really pretty!