Sunday, June 24, 2012

Instagram LOVE Monday dump:))

 **summer sun brings all kind of discoveries and adventures and
instagram/photo app is one of my favorite things ever that i've used to capture all kinds of memories and first*

 *Can we just agree that summer is where almost everything grows and thrives. I mean my kids alone grow at least an inch or two it seems in just a few months of sunshine and heat! 
*Great time for laying on the beach(sunscreen must!:) and catching up on my summer reading list

* Summer Date nights are the best! And so is hanging with family over the weekend that brought so much joy to my heart. Cue in my Salt water shoes AKA**kelle hampton** shoes(LOVE THEM!!) Great fit and very cute my little Jaz sports the same pair but in white and she loves em:)
* Finish the weekend with a gorgeous dreamy wedding and my Mamas birthday + familia time. The light saber battle between cousins was the sweetest thing to witness this weekend:)

**Full and rich weekend friends 
Hoping you had a lovely weekend too!

**So Fix Your eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen". 2Cor.4:18

God bless!!, with much love, this girls journey
xoxo aligna

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A anniversary of sorts..thoughts for thursday

Awhile back.,well to be exact in May, i realized this little space of mine had a Anniversary!! 2 years ago i starting sharing pieces of my life, thoughts, pictures that bring me joy
And can i just say i was truly amazed that it had already been 2years! I mean really?? 
So as much as i wanted to celebrate this space and give a shout out to all who have read and encouraged me through this little wee blog:) I first wanted to read every blog post. I wanted to see what had changed and what my heart was sharing then..

Its taken some time for me to get through it all but i think some of my very first POST brought me to tears and i loved them so much. I realized i love who this girl is. I love how God made me.. and i have to be honest its taken a long time for me to love myself and find the joy in the simple things in life so to speak. I always thought my life had to be this certain way before i could be completely happy. That what i did or the title i carried had to give me my joy, my worth and peace. I've made peace with so many of my hang ups through this little haven. 

I love the fact that i get to share this little space most of all
with family and friends i never get to see. Some far some near
they all get to see and be apart of my everyday life.
And sometimes when new blogging friends get encouragement through  my own story and flaws i've shared..well folks there's really no greater feeling then to encourage and make a difference in another's life. 
So does it make it easy to no. Especially when you know so many others are reading and of course when you share your heart you open that door for judgement. Because lets face it not everyone will like what you write or share sometimes. And thats a constant thing. I think about it and then i let it go. Its none
of my business what others think of me! I know Easier said then done. But when i choose to look at what my heavenly father says about his love for me and focus on the love and encouragement around me. I'm able to let go of my own harsh judgments of myself. 

The cool thing is when you learn the purpose of a thing you understand the role it plays in you life which free's you up to find the joy in it.I think i learned that this year and blogging became something else entirely. And so much is going to change with too. I'm a work in progress always changing and i do pray and hope that i continue to GROW! So i've set some goals..Words have power. I have some different intentions for what i want with this little space of change is coming 

And its all GOOD!

So here's a very late THANK you, GRACIAS!!! 
For all the love and words of encouragement i'm so very thankful:)

God Bless you on this Thursday!!
with much love, this girls journey
xoxo, aligna

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer diaries 2012

June 4 2012

family vacation is in full swing
My heart soars at the sight of the lake before me
hands itching to hold those oars and feel the cool water glide beneath them
God meets me in the water he pours out his soothing grace,joy and promises flow into my thoughts and heart
hey i may not be seeing Unicorns but this Midwestern girl does get to see her occasional Turtle crossing to lay her precious eggs 

The children run from here to there like the summer breeze
You feel them but can't catch them
They are in heaven! Blissfully unaware of time and food and well that's saying something for my kids
Enjoying their new found freedom in the waters and wild that surrounds us..
I stand here basking in the sun marveling at the pure joy the comes from nature around us.
And my heart soars

with much love, this girls journey
God bless!!
xoxo- aligna