How's your first full week of Lent been? Andrew and I were on vacation from Ash Wednesday to the first Saturday of Lent, and honestly, when you're constantly eating out and on the go, it's much harder to keep prayer and fasting in mind. It made for the start of Lent not feeling particularly like Lent to me. Now that we're home, we've both been able to act on our promises to help each other by doing the other's "usual" chores that are unenjoyable for us. I hate washing the dishes, whereas my husband doesn't mind and literally does them every night. He's lucky to wake up for work later than me most days; for Lent, though, he's getting up with me and helping me make breakfast and get out the door, which is a big sacrifice for him.
What we've found, though, is how hard it is to accept another person's help sometimes. I'm looking forward to learning to truly let my husband serve me, and vice versa, in the coming weeks. We can both be so stubborn sometimes about letting the other person do something nice when we could just as easily do it ourselves and don't want to inconvenience one another, but I'm hoping to truly see these as acts of love. Isn't it so similar in prayer sometimes? I occasionally feel like I don't need to bring certain things to the Father because they don't seem important enough, or because I think I already know the answer to a certain problem and just need to get around to putting it in action. In reality, though, I totally need to remember that nothing is too small for him, and that true humility is letting His guidance, not mine, direct me.
Outfit-wise, we got a little peek of sunshine and springy enough temps today that I ditched my tights and jacket. This was my college graduation dress a few years ago, and though I used to only wear it in warmer months, I've also discovered this winter how much I like the mint shade with gray or black tights. So now I have a four-season dress!
|Dress, J. Crew. Cardigan, Gap. Scarf, Lilly Pulitzer (thrifted). Belt, old and stolen from my mom. Flats, Land's End.|
Before you go, two more things:
1. Mary so nicely nominated me for a Liebster Award this week, and I'm passing it on to a few of you! See what it's all about here.
2. Of course, many thanks to the ladies at Fine Linen and Purple for this weekly outfit roundup! There's plenty more Sunday fashion inspiration here.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!