Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I didn't think I'd be able to get a post out of me this week again, but something tells me to be faithful to authenticity. So here I am.

I never want to do anything to "scare" off readers, or offend someone, (well that will happen throughout life no matter what), I want to maintain sensitivity here, no matter what. So there are a lot of things I don't blog about because I find it unfair, offendable, thoughtless, self-indulgent, or insensitive. 

But I am having one of those weeks. And I wanted to be honest about it because you readers are the best.

It's one of those weeks where my daughter has had to help me make my bed.

It's one of those weeks where ya gotta go through the McDonald's drive-thru for a small Coke.
(she asked me if I wanted to add a small fry, and I responded "It's tempting, but I'll pass" she giggled)

It's one of those weeks where I am feeling empty, sad, lonely and blue; and learning to allow it.

It's one of those weeks where I laid in the dog bed next to Nells and just cried. And my mascara got on his fur. (yep)

It's one of those weeks where you take a trip to Target just to force yourself out of the house, (I did need Dryel and Saran Wrap), and you roam around convincing yourself you don't need anything. Even the cute 80's shirts on clearance.

It's one of those weeks that my soul is so sensitive, that I am taking things personally.

It's one of those weeks that my pain is so vast, and my body is struggling so much, that I feel defeated.

It's one of those weeks where I'm thriving on the Psalms, Psalm 63:3 to be exact, "Your love is better than life."

It's one of those weeks where you listen to the same song over and over and over on the same day, in the same hour.

It's one of those weeks where you see 3 baskets of dried, clean clothes and you can't get the gumption to fold any of them.

It's one of those weeks when there are a ton of phone calls to be made, but I simply can'

But a week never goes by in the midst of this that I take what I have and who I am for granted. I am rich in countless ways (and I'm not talkin bout money). I am a very thankful person.

I did get out on Monday night with my Mom, her sisters and my sister for a bit. And we had a hoot of a time at Herberger's. I had never been in that store I don't recall, but apparently every year they have an 85% off clearance price sale on shoes. Well we had a blast and we all walked out of there with at least two pair of boots. I never thought I was a tall boot person, but apparently I like the Pocahontas look:
$14.97 (originally over 100 something) Wow, go Herberger's

And this helped too, an early Birthday gift from my best friend:
An Etsy find by enrouge, her work is beautiful!

Yesterday I was over here.
And in some other news, two blog friends and I are going to be doing a Marriage Series, and we want everyone and anyone to participate. You can be single! You can be divorced! You can be engaged! We want to hear your thoughts on this thing called Marriage. We will be linking up next Tuesday, and we are super excited! So maybe start thinking about what you would share about Expectations (that will be our first topic). Here is what the button looks like:

See you soon, and thank you from the bottom of my ever lovin heart for reading my blog.


Elisha(: said...

love your boots ginaa!! <3

I hope your having a better day today!! (: i love you gina!! and if you ever want to talk.. email me :)


Courtney B said...

I have been having one of those weeks for the past 2 weeks. Bleh. I am SO sorry you are going through this... I know how NOT fun it is :(
Praying for you, pretty girl!

vintch said...

oh i am just too excited for this series:)

and my sweet friend, i hope this week turns around for you.

"rejoice in our confident hope. be patient in trouble, and keep on praying." -romans 12:12


Kimberly Bonham said...

I love your honesty with this post! Simply wonderful!
I have been feeling the same way this week but have been doing a lot of reading and praying. Today is a better day :)

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

I am sorry that it's been "one of those weeks", but I can tell you still have joy in the midst of it all!! Thanks for the encouragement! :)

Janette said...

Sorry to hear about your tough time Gina :-( Makes me so sad...and I feel helpless cause I wish I had some words of comfort for you..But I don't. I'm like thee worst comforter on earth.. I always say the wrong thing...

Janette, the Jongleur

Alana said...

Thank you for sharing! I think we all feel like this from time to time (I'm a little down today, in fact) but it's easy to think we need to keep that stuff out of our blog. Thank you for being real!

Eric said...

Praying for you today, my friend.

Jean said...

Wow, I love those pocahontas boots! i love boots in general.

hope you are feeling okay after writing this, at least a little better.

Natalie said...

Completely with you! This week has been pretty stressful and terrible, but hang in there! praying for you =)

Hannah said...

I understand where you are coming from, this week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me. I'm trying to learn to enjoy my life by enjoying the small things first and being aware of myself (sounds silly, but helpful). You are such a beautiful and generous person from the little that I know you. You will prevail, better days are ahead!

Casa De Luna said...

Hi Gina,

I sent up a quick prayer that next week is better for you. I still enjoyed your post, your writing is so fresh and honest!

stephanie said...

i hope your week starts getting better friend! praying for you.

just tututiny said...

Here's hoping that things are better for you!

And what a steal on those boots!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Gina when I have one of those weeks....making my bed is the first to go :) . sorry it's a bad week...but you can see by the comments how much you are loved my beautiful friend...sending you even more love!

HopeUnbroken said...

ah, friend, the physical has such an impact on every other area, doesn't it?
feeling your pain. knowing that He holds you, gives you comfort, encourages you. . . your sharing tells me that you are strong in the Lord, even though you feel so weak in so many other areas.
praying for you this day,

Rebecca Palm* Gallimaufry Photography* said...

I understand those kind of weeks too. I hope you feel better soon-mentally and physically. You are such a beautiful soul and I think its good that you share these types of feelings, it helps us know we aren't alone when we, too feel this way.

Mary said...

i'm praying for you and with you sweetie.
i've been having a couple of weeks like that, too.
tears, sadness, valleys, overwhelmed, but God is using it to show His strength.
He is working, for sure.
when i am weak, He is strong.
love ya.

Erin @ Currently Coveting said...

I really hope you start feeling better, sometimes when I have a good cry I seem to feel just the slightest bit better. Pets make life better, I'm sure he didn't mind that little bit of mascara.


Kelly said...

i can totally relate. i have weeks like this more often then i'd like to admit. i am praying for you. and sending you a great big. hug.

your shoes are great/

can't wait for the series
expectations...mariage what a lesson.

Paislea Elyse said...

you know - i think that we all have days/weeks/months like this. i know that i have been there. and it happened to me recently. the best thing to do is just take it one day at a time and try to see the beauty in everything. thank goodness that you have a loving daughter that can feel when you're feeling sad and help you try to feel better. she sounds like an amazing girl.

i hope your week is looking up! it's almost friday!

drop by allister bee soon!

tia said...

I have those weeks, in what seems to be chunks every other week here and there. I understand completely and honestly, it's everything you said to a t. sigh. the funk eventually lifts and you feel good again. I'm glad you got to go boot shopping, sometimes family and friends will do the trick.

I would love to be a part of the marriage series. I am not married though, my boyfriend and I have been together for almost 9 years and have two kids. I wear a ring and we always say we are "married"- I'd love to talk about it <3

Purposely at Home said...

i've had one of those weeks recently too...i so hope you are having a better weekend! be blessed, girlie.


Lora said...

i understand how you feel! sorry its been a rough week for you. praying for God's comfort and grace...

Erin said...

Oh sweet Gina...your heart is beyond beautiful. Even amidst your pain and are a light to women all over this world. I hope you know how influential your life lessons are to me. :) I love you and I am praying for you!

hannah singer said...

keep clinging to the psalms, friend. press on. wish i could come and sit with you, and we could just be. with small cokes, of course.

Michelle said...

I found you through vintch, and I'm SO glad I did.

We had very similar weeks. And I love reading posts like this, because it lets me know I'm not alone in my feelings, and it gives me a chance to let others know that they aren't alone either. You're not alone! And I hope you're chin is up today :)

P.S. SO excited about the marriage series. I will absolutely be writing and linking up with you guys!


ruthy ann said...

Hi Gina--found your blog via Vintch; however, I realized that your husband Kevin used to post links to it on FB right? We used to work together at LS (unfortunately I'm still there). I just spent some time reading through some of your entries and they are beautifully and thoughtfully written....looking forward to following along.

hennymats said...

Ugh, that does sound like a week to (almost) forget. It'll get better :) Next week is March, almost Spring... maybe you're just having some winter blues?

Hugs from Germany.

chambanachik said...

I hope this week is getting better for you. I've been much the same emotionally, lately, and I don't really know why. We'll both get through it!