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Is this thing still on?

Is anyone here?

My microphone is a little dusty.
It's been a while since I've found myself here.

I do miss sitting down to write here.

I've been using instagram as my "blog" for the past couple of years.
Social media will do that to you.

It's so much easier to tap on the camera on my phone, upload a picture and share my thoughts or post a memory that I'll find myself scrolling back to look at a few months from now.

Life has been busy. It's been messy and loud.
But it's been so wonderful.

Learning to carve out time to stop and slow down.
Mornings around here these days are slow.
That will change next week when the school bus shows up at 7:33.
::where's the "omg face" emoji?

But that's what our summer has been filled with.
Slow mornings, wild afternoons and a Sunday that is our sabbath.
It's ours, its family time and we slow down and savor our day together before another week begins.

Intentional living.
We are practicing it in our home so we can also live it outside these four walls.

Intentional in all we say and do.
From the words we speak and our actions behind them. 
To the way we love and treat one another.


It doesn't have to be so complicated.

I am so far from having it all together.
Social media may portray our life to be all in order.
It's not. It's a single square from a moment of our day.
Sometimes I post the disasters and the straight up crazy but most times its of my joy.
Because that's what I want to remember when I scroll back years from now.

Sure, there are hard days. Some days that go undocumented.
Some days where I spill my tired or stressed out heart out on my square.
But most days it's a moment in time that I want to soak up and savor.

Beauty is this busy mess that it may seem that I am in now.

There is grace and there is joy and behind it all is a grateful heart that is bursting because I am so glad that this mess is mine!


::if you wish to follow along on instagram..you can find me @southernatheart::

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