Sep 22, 2011

a picture perfect life

i sit here and type. this is how my story begins... 

i glance at the pines swaying in the breeze out my window to my right. the sun sinks low.  

click. click. click. goes the keys to my laptop. my fingers fly on the black keys which have become like dear friends to me. 

{{via}} is beautiful. perfect? as I said before :: absolutely not. there is beauty. there is laughter. there is love. there is rejoicing. and...
there are tears. 
unfortunately, not every day can be lovely. and to-day i had to face the reality that life isn't picture perfect


life isn't what I always dream it could be. Sitting in a cherry tree and staring at an orchard filled with blossoms, sure it's easy to call life beautiful. but what about when 100 things are hurled towards you, where at every turn you cannot help but sob and break down crying. will you call life beautiful then? 

i often wonder what goes on "behind the scenes" of our greatest bloggers. what truly happens in their - what we call "picture perfect" life. oh, how i wonder. at times i often find myself asking, "what would it be like to have  her life?" which in my eyes seems so picture perfect. but it isn't. we all have our bad days. some more than others. 

picture perfect? hardly so. beautiful still?...yes.   

{via pinterest}

if you asked me about a year ago, despite a few things here and there I would say I was living and breathing a perfect picture life. and then that moment ended. to-day I burst into tears. seems like I've been doing that more and more as of late. why? I can't tell you.

so this post is for you. to all who are facing those storm clouds and are wishing for a "picture perfect" life. sending my heart and love out to you. and I would appreciate all your prayers, dear readers. just to live and delight in our Savior. 

love always,
postscript :: thanking my dearest friend miss Camille for sending me a sweet letter to-day. really brightened my day. 


  1. You are so right. We all tend to project ourselves with picture-perfect aesthetics in the blogging world - then wish we could have the beautiful, photo-edited life fabricated by the next person! Embrace the life God has given you, and know that even in the darkest hour there is unspeakable beauty in the Savior's arms.
    Praying for you, dear!

    With love,

  2. What a beautiful post!! Your words make me dreamimng.. My life isn't as perfect as i wanted!! But i'm going to do my best!!! :)


  3. Dear Goose... Grace :-)
    I do dearly hope you get to feeling better dear. Bursting into tears has become a common occurence for your truly lately too... Last night I cried over something rather silly, but I suspect that this is all part of growing up?. You will be in my prayers and always know Jesus never leaves nor forsakes. He <3s you and always will for all eternity. f-o-r-e-v-e-r in the arms of our Redeemer.

    Love you and hope you have a good day.

  4. I LOVE typewriters, you can see a photo shoot i did of (one) of mine here!

  5. Life is like that. I find my self doing that as of late, but I pray that I will get over it, and I know the Jesus's and God's arms are wrapped around me and smothering me in love :). Feel better Miss Grace! Blessings!

  6. Dear Grace,

    I will be praying for you. I think this is a hard time for all of us. Life on earth isn't always picture-perfect, but we have the hope of heaven where it will be.

    Keep pressing on,
    Carli Nicole

    The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
    Zephaniah 3:17

  7. Thank you, girls for the encouragement!!! Your sweet comments have been such a comfort.

    Lord bless you all!
    Much love,
    Grace, Author

  8. Lovely post, Grace! I will be praying for you!
    I totally understand what you are talking about...we all have days like that.
    When I have a bad day, I just pray that I will have a sunnier day the next day.