Thursday, November 28, 2013

in the midst

So, it's like this could potentially be a completely new and different blog. I have so much updating to do. In fact, I just updated my sidebar to include that my husband and I have been married 7 years, that my children are now 4.5 and 2 and also include a new little girl!

I've changed the title of the blog to messy.beautiful from Shimmer & Tulle. Why? Well, in the last two years, I've learned that yes, as a daughter of the King, I need to shimmer and let me light shine and there's a definite importance to remembering and seeing the beauty in everything. However, for myself, I've been on a transformation where God is showing me that it's not just the blatant beautiful things that are well, beautiful. It's in the messy details as well. My dining table that post-lunch looks like a hurricane passed through the room --- instead of getting frustrated and annoyed by it (and overwhelmed by the mundane "I have to clean it again"?! idea) --- well, God is showing me that it's a beautiful thing, for it means that my life is full of children, that we have a roof over our heads, that we have food on the table, that my kids are engaging in life and with each other, that my kids are (And abundantly exceedingly so!!) :)

That's just one example.
But either which way, I am the clay that is being molded.
And it's a messy.beautiful experience being in the midst of God's hand.


  1. I think you need to start blogging again! I love the new name, messy beautiful. :)

  2. Hi Ellen, I don't know if you're still checking your blog or are still following mine--but just thought I would say hello as well as mention that if you're now on the Island and haven't hooked up with any homeschoolers but would like to, just leave a comment on my blog and I would love to introduce you to some great families.:)

    1. Hi Laura --- three more weeks! :) Just wrapping things up now. Yes, I plan on getting back to blogging --- to chronicle the adventures of moving and living there! Yes, we would love to meet other homeschooling families :)


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