Love Conquers All

The world is so full of tragedies lately and it truly breaks my heart.

This week has brought me personal struggles, which in hindsight are completely irrelevant to what is truly important in this life. My house is a mess. Half of our upper floor is in the process of being painted. I have an exam on Tuesday that I am nowhere near ready for. I haven't done laundry in what seems like a year. I don't have a bathing suit that fits. 

And then you hear about the death, violence, and fear that strikes the world every single day, and all of my insignificant "struggles" are completely washed away. 

We all need to focus on love. We all need it, no matter how small or large our problems are. We all need to give love in every single way that we can. We all need to be kind to the people who need it most - the people who have so much hate in their hearts that they commit treacherous crimes that will stay with the world long after they've been committed. That's who we need to love. That's who needs our kindness most. We need to raise loving babies, kind babies, courageous babies, to grow up and to bring this world peace. 

If there is one thing that I wish for my girls to know deep down in their core is that love conquers all. Love can and will save lives - if we are taught that it can. 

If we could spread love as fast as tragic headlines in the news, this world would be a completely different place. So spread love. Tell someone that they are beautiful, that their soul is beautiful and that they deserve happiness. We all deserve happiness. 

Take good care, lovelies. 

A Memory

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Childhood brings back so many memories for me. I can remember my big sister and I dressing up my little brother like a girl, putting hair products in his short blonde boy hair, and dressing him in our dresses that our mom made for us... the girls. I can remember my sister and I putting pigtails in my dad's short, military cut hair. I remember him braiding our hair. These memories are so special to me, but there are some that I carry with me every day. One memory I remember the most vividly was when driving in the car with my mom, listening to the radio, I asked, "Momma, why are all the songs about love?" Her response sticks with me every day of my life: "Well, can you think of anything more important?"

I don't remember if I replied or not, but gosh, her answer still gives me chills. When it comes down to it, when there is nothing else left, love is what will bring us all back to life.

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Some day when my kids ask me questions like these I will remember my mother's words and let the love flow through me. The most important lesson was taught to me that day with my mother's simple words, and I have been trying to live by those words every day. To grow a little love. To bring love into the little things. To be in love with life.

These are my thoughts today, maybe one day soon I'll get back to posting actual pictures of my life but it's just SO COLD outside that I've been hibernating and just spending time with my thoughts. Anyways, I hope you can find some love in your life today, and that you remember the most important things in life are grown from love.

Take good care, lovelies!

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