Monday, September 26, 2011

In Real Life...

I don't know about y'all, but around here... we live in real life.
Sometimes it's beautiful. Sometimes it's hard. Sometimes it's messy and you just want to have a do-over.

In real life, kitchens get messy.
In real life, Mommy and Daddy get mad at one another.
In real life, children bicker and pout.
In real life, sometimes all you can do is cry.
In real life, you just feel like going back to bed...
In real life, you know what you should do, and sometimes you don't do it.
And that's just about how our weekend looked.
Yep, we live in real life.
But... in real life we have

We have teamwork.
We have do-overs.
We have I'm sorry.
We have kisses.
We have hugs.
We have love.

This weekend was one that was not one we wish to do over, but thankfully we all know that we are a family. We are in this for the long haul. We love each other too much to quit.
Gratefully, we do live in real life and even when things get tough... we remember that God built this family and we will do whatever it takes to live, love and laugh... here in our real life.

I love this sign (via pinterest) and I think it fits us perfectly!



  1. I hear you sister! My kitchen is often a mess - after it is cleaned up it is only a matter of hours before it is a mess again. Such is life.

  2. sorry about your stinky week-end.
    Joy comes in the morning........and everything does pass.
    Love you.

  3. Amen! Wonderful post today. Sorry you had a stinky weekend, but so glad you can hold on through the storm to see the rainbow.
    Blessings on you and yours this week!

  4. Great "REAL" post. Sounds like my house..

  5. Dearest Chas, Well, its been a good long while since I've visited. Busy summer working farmers markets. We sure do know about the real you shared. Grace, forgiveness not because we deserve it but because HE loves us. You are a tenderhearted Momma and wife Chas, I know His face shines upon you and yours.
    Sweet day to you. God Bless you.

  6. Sorry to hear about your stinky weekend, but like I said in my blog today to my girls just this morning after there terrible day yesterday, Today is a new day! and New Beginnings. A new start over.
    Take care and enjoy your Day Chas!