Late Fall Vibes | Thoughtful Friday

Late Fall Vibes | Thoughtful Friday

Hey guys ❤ I hope you’ve all had a beautiful day! Rarely do I post this late in the day, haha, but I’ve been thinking, and I knew it would be nice to have a place to share my thoughts.

How have you guys been on this fine Friday? Happy December 1st, by the way! I’m so happy it’s this time of year again. I love Christmas shopping, holiday music and cheer, and just the overall mood of the month. It’s going to be amazing!

Before I can fully move on to the month ahead, however, I have some things I’d like to share. Nothing bad or eventful has occurred; I’d just appreciate being able to write about what’s been on my heart.

I hope you like the pictures I’ve included! They were all taken over this past week. We’ve been spending more time outside recently not just because of the great weather, but also because Elizabeth has been old enough to begin exploring the outdoors. ❤

Thoughtful Friday |
My Current Thoughts

First, I’m learning to balance blogging with the rest of my life. For a long time, I have been incapable of giving the correct amount of time to blogging. I love writing posts, but I need to figure out the best times to do so. Deciding what to write and when to post them is something I’m still experimenting with. I enjoy blog reading, but it would make me much happier if I had certain times I did it. Reading a lot at once instead of a post here and there would help me divide my time between blogs.

(To the bloggers whose blogs I haven’t commented on in so long – I am truly sorry! I haven’t forgotten about you; I’ll be back in your notifications soon.)

Two, my family and I have been adjusting to my mom being on bed rest. Life is pretty normal again, but our mom is taking it easy as much as she can, so I’m helping out with more housework and some babysitting of Elizabeth. There have been emotional highs and lows for us recently (especially me), but we’re all slowly working together, and life is becoming happier again.

Third, I am so excited for the new year. Does anyone else have any amazing ideas in mind for 2018? I can’t wait to pursue my hobbies and interests more, hopefully get my first job, and meet my new baby sister! And there’s no telling where my blogging ventures will take me! ❤

Thank you so much for reading! I hope that you all have a beautiful month. ❤ Please let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU looking forward to in December?

Life Update + Your Favorite Inspirational Verses / Quotes?

Life Update + Your Favorite Inspirational Verses / Quotes?

Hi guys, I hope that you’re all having a beautiful evening (: ❤

My family and I just left from visiting my mom at the hospital a short while ago. We really enjoyed getting to see her, and I’m happy to say that she’s feeling well. She’s definitely not going into labor (woohoo!), but she’ll be staying there tomorrow as well so the doctors can keep an eye on her. If all goes well, which it certainly looks like it will, she’ll get to come home on Sunday. ❤

The rest of my family are doing well, too. I’m actually not feeling too great, as this has been a big stress on me emotionally, and I’ve also been “playing mommy” (as my parents put it, haha) for Samuel and Elizabeth these last few days. Taking care of them, cleaning up around the house, and worrying about how my mom’s doing has definitely been tough on me.

I know that the Lord has been with us through it all, and that He will continue to be. Although, I think it’s crazy how hard it is to understand what it’s like to trust in the Lord when life is stressful when compared to when life is going well. I continue to pray and trust in Him, but boy, it is WAY different than when life’s easy! This is where faith grows, guys ❤ You really don’t know what faith is until all you can do is trust in Him. When everything in your life depends on His will … it’s crazy watching yourself begin to trust in Him more and more. Amidst the chaos, it is an absolutely beautiful thing. ❤

Now, I’d like to ask all of you guys to comment something for me! As the title of this post suggests …

I would love for you to comment Bible verses and inspirational quotes that mean a lot to you.

I’d appreciate reading those; I need all the inspiration I can get. 🙂 Feel free to comment as many as you’d like.

I hope that you all have a beautiful night! God bless you!

— Maggie

Please Pray For My Mom

Please Pray For My Mom

FRIDAY UPDATE: My mom had a peaceful night at the hospital, and we’ll all be going to see her later today. Thank you all so much for your prayers! ❤

Hey guys (: This is a quick update post to ask you to please pray for my mom.

She’s had some different complications this pregnancy, but what she found out today has been the most dangerous so far. It’s possible that she’s going into preterm labor, which is not good, as she’s only 28 weeks along.

I know that the Lord is caring for us in this situation. I desire to trust in Him – even when I don’t understand, He completely knows what will happen. ❤

Please pray for my mom and my little baby sister!!! ❤ Thanks, everyone!

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6