5 on 10, that is to say… one of those days

by gidget on June 11, 2013

in family life,life is beautiful

My alarm woke me yesterday, and after a few snoozes (which I hate doing), I was greeted by my monthly reminder, alerting me to the fact that it was the tenth of the month, and therefore I should get out my Big Girl Camera and try to capture some of the beauty of the day.

Of course, then everyone else woke up and the day catapulted into what I would call a classic vacation-detox/transition-back-to-real-life day, which is to say a challenging day.

After a wonderful, amazing, relaxing weekend away I was back in the throws of motherhood and let me tell you, it wasn’t a pretty sight. The day ended with me apologizing for having a bad attitude all day and praying with the kids that Jesus would give us all new hearts and a better day on Tuesday.

That said, these were the only photos that were taken. You’ll note that there’s not ten. They do still convey some beauty though, and I’m thankful for that. God is faithful to provide little snippets of beauty even amidst a hard day. Things like wedding centerpieces graciously given by the mother-of-the-bride, funky-cute pigtails, classic children’s artwork, learning to read… and bacon.

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The sweetest part of the day was seeing my two daughters snuggled into the same bed after much struggling at the bedtime hour. I probably shouldn’t mention how I took a terrible flash-on photo of them with my phone about twenty minutes after they finally fell asleep and I woke Hallee back up. But yeah, that’s the kind of day it was. They looked super cute right before that, though.

Beauty in the ordinary… it’s there even when we least expect it. That’s why I like to link up with Rebekah; check out the other fun posts by clicking the button below…

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Rebekah June 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Oh I just love your heart and these beautiful photos – I am so sorry about the rough day but I love that you found some really sweet moments…here’s to a way better week! xoxo

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gidget June 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Thanks for your encouragement! xo

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Joyce June 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Hope you are having a better day. I’m not looking forward to the vacation-detox/transition-back-to-real-life day when he head off on our trip in July. It’s inevitable though, so I’ll just roll with it when it comes, I guess. :p I’m also not a great traveler, so we’ll see how that goes. I may need some prayer. Well, I’m glad you still got some beautiful snippets of your day captured. :)
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Rachael Alsbury June 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

I love that you were determined to capture the beautiful things of the day regardless of it being “one of those.” The pictures are lovely. I really love this idea….I’m inspired :)

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gidget June 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

It’s a really fun monthly exercise; you should join in! :)

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Kristen M June 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I’m fairly certain that “bacon” counts for five items.

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gidget June 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I like the way you think.

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Breanne June 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

These are beautiful captures. We’re in the throes of returning to ‘normal’ after a few days away camping so I totally get the day after detox.

Thanks for being real. =)
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