Happy Monday! It’s back to reality after a great long weekend. I’m thankful for several days with my family and safe travels both directions. I am also thankful to have accomplished the better part of my holiday shopping. If you missed them last week, check out the gift guide posts on gifts from the capsule wardrobe, stocking stuffers, my own list, gifts for men, and gifts for boys.
Today I am linking up with The Blended Blog and sharing a little more detail about my life beyond just what I like to wear, by sharing how I show thanks and a time when someone unexpectedly blessed me.
I really debated whether to include this link-up in today’s post, as I feel very convicted that I don’t show my thankfulness as well as I should. My family has been thru many ups-and-downs over the past few years, and we’ve received blessings from so many friends and family, and I honestly feel unable to show how thankful I am for all they have done.
A few years ago, we had a medical emergency right before Christmas, and my in-laws and sister-in-law, who lived 5 hours away at that time, dropped everything and came up to help us. My sister-in-law had 5 kids she left in the care of other family, and a husband who needed her. My in-laws both had jobs they had to be excused from at the last minute. I really don’t know what I would have done if they hadn’t come. While visiting, they handled all the meal prep and cleanup, and watched our boys, and were just a strong emotional support.
When someone helps you in a time of real hardship, it doesn’t feel sufficient to just help them in small ways, but I don’t know any other way to show my thanks. I have told them “thank-you” many times, and I do think that is important. Words matter and I don’t want to assume that they know how I feel. I hope I would reciprocate if they went through something similar, but I hope I never have the opportunity! I have been able to reciprocate in small ways, especially now that we live nearby. I’ve brought food after a minor surgery, babysat many times and, or helping with a project like yard sales and home improvements. These are just things that friends and family should do for one another, but I know that not all families work that way – I’m SO thankful that mine does!
Now to share about what I’m wearing. Today’s outfit pairs black skinny jeans with this fantastic gingham bell-sleeve top, accented with earrings, a black purse and black flats.
This article is one of a series showing the many outfit combinations I’ve designed from my 24-piece Fall/Winter Capsule wardrobe.
Here are the items from today’s outfit:
Check out these blogs that I’m linking up with!