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being thankful in the midst of heartache.
1. my hubby.
2. A Little Artsy opened and we had our first official week of classes. It went AM.AZING! God has truly blessed us with the most incredible girl to run the studio…I think she was sent straight from heaven! We already feel like she is part of our family :). So it is in GREAT hands while we are gone…not to mention LOVELY amazing volunteers, assistants, part time employees! God is good.
3. being loved so well. so many beautiful flowers as a tribute to our beautiful addison, so many yummy meals- we are blessed and loved well. I have cried so many endless tears this week. I am not going to pretend I am okay, because I am not…but I AM going to give thanks in the midst of heartache because I am very blessed. 4. Mr Aiden has been staying up extra late with Chris and I this week…giving lots of extra snuggles. He has such a massive piece of my heart…and I don’t care if I ever get it back! It’s all his:). 5. Little bits (Ains) will be one September 16…shes ALMOST walking and just as sweet as ever. Her spirit is infectious. TRULY infectious, easy going, precious. I am so blessed to be these two’s mama.
6. Chris booked a few extra sessions last week and surprised me with the red hunter rain boots I have been wanting forever. He makes me smile. pics coming soon 🙂
* I cried and cried reading through every single comment and email….I don’t have the words to adequately say thank you…just know you blessed me. I am heartbroken. I am thankful and joyful in the midst of heartache though. xoxo
“I find beauty in not only the beautiful things in life, but the bittersweet and sad as well. To me, there is something poignantly lovely about the human experience from its splendor to its grief. God created all our emotions, not just the happy ones, and for His good purposes. That’s why a good cry can feel so good. And hitting our limits forces us to look outside ourselves for a Savior. It is in the plea, when we’re at our end, that we can find that which is truly life-giving. Personally, my moments of deepest grief, deepest pain, have resulted in the most beautiful seasons in my heart. I’ve met God more intimately in those moments than in all the other pleasant ones combined. What isn’t completely lovely about that?”- Leslie
Also, when my kiddos (both aiden and ainsleigh) were in the NICU I felt like no one knew what I was going through unless they too had walked through it. In a way I feel like that now. Chris made a video about our NICU experience back when Aiden was in the hospital so people could get a tatse of what our life looked like at that time, Id love to share it…just scroll to the bottom and turn the music off to watch. Maybe, just maybe Chris will make one for baby Addison as well.
I am Casey Leigh. I love to share my life through this little blog. When you stop by you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, loss... with touches of art, creative inspiration, fashion, projects & things I love along the way. My gift to you, our story...