Breaking Down | Personal Post | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

There are some situations in the "adult life" that can really rain on your parade. You remember the song "I don't wanna grow up...." well I've been singing that a lot lately. Quite frankly being an adult really sucks sometimes.

We recently decided that we were going to put our house on the market and move back to the Culpeper area where we first started. So started the fun process of being house-seller's, the epitome of adulthood (besides purchasing a house!) It has been nothing short of an annoying stressful roller coaster that of course ended with crashing and burning. All while trying to finish wedding season, meet deadlines and also roll out campaigns at my full time job. Did I also mention that my 5 year old has an ongoing medical condition we are now coping with??

This entire ordeal had me stressed out, burned out and questioning God as to "Why??". I felt like he had given up on me.....such a scary time and I needed him the most. I have the bible verse: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm yo, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11) I read and re-read it...but I just didn't feel like it was being applied in my life. I wanted so badly to give up and cry...

There's a song "Blessings" by Laura Story, I've listened to it on my iPhone a million times. After receiving "the last straw" to the string of bad news I played it on the car ride home. That's when it happened....I felt the tears start pouring down my face as I sang the lyrics, they took on this whole new life and really filled my soul with this warmth I had never experienced before. 

So even though there are things in my personal life that are really tough right now, I just need to know that his blessings come from even the broken things in our lives. So whatever it may be your struggling with, I encourage you sweet friend to have faith. As the song says: "What if your blessings come through raindrops, what if your healing comes through tears, What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know your near...& what if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights....are your mercies in disguise."

Give it to God, no matter how big....he can handle it, way better than we can.

xoxo

Sarah