Wednesday, July 23, 2014


All year I've been saying "If we can make it through the first half of 2014, we can make it through anything." We finalized a long-waited adoption, moved cross country, drastically reduced our income, hosted about a dozen house guests and survived a big, busy Nashville tour schedule.

My word of the year for 2014 is wholehearted.  Perhaps to live a wholehearted life, I need to feel every emotion of the heart. The first half of 2014 has passed. It was full of fun and adventure, loneliness and busy-ness. Just when I thought this year would stabilize a bit, just when I started to feel comfortable in this new city of ours... the second half of year, the part that was supposed to be easy, began with heartache, a miscarriage. I feel as though I have felt every emotion known to man this year. I've felt plenty of happiness, met some great people and seen some great things but I've felt more hard things than I had anticipated.

I'd like for the second half of 2014 to be more wholehearted living and less wholehearted feeling. I keep thinking that living wholeheartedly means doing more. But really, it means loving myself.

"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, 'No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.' It’s going to bed at night thinking, 'Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.'" — Brene Brown

Dress: Miilla Halie 3/4 Sleeve Eyelet Detail Sheath Dress via Stitchfix
Flats: Mia via TJ Maxx


  1. You look beautiful in these photos <3 You are such a brave woman. I love your incredible ability to see hope always.

  2. The top/first picture of you is gorgeous!!!


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