Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Different.



2013 has be a year of learning in the Frank household! Some lessons are pretty easy, but here recently God has thrown us a curve ball. Those closest to us know that this past month has not been the easiest. Our work life has been turned upside down and left us both searching for purpose in what we want to do and where we want to be. God has always proven himself faithful in our lives, but these past few weeks I have been humbled beyond belief by the way that he cares for his children.  I am taken to Matthew 6:26 – “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” ESV – It’s comforting to know that despite my worries about daily tasks, God has already provided me with more than I need and will continue to do so.

My prayer as Luke and I are in this valley is that we are choosing God’s will. It’s easy to pick our own plans – especially when we aren’t in ideal situations – but as we will be faced with difficult decisions in the next week, I pray that we will choose his path. It’s difficult to endure hardships, but it’s a blessing that God gives us the strength to grow and learn from them. How incredible to think that although we would not have chosen this learning situation, God is using it to make us into tools for his kingdom.

One last thought – In one of my devotions last week it was discussing God’s Unlimited Love and that when we start to doubt him because he doesn’t give us what we want or we speculate him withholding affection we have a complete misconception of who he is. There was a quote that caught me: “When we harbor such thoughts, we are applying our finite experience to an infinite being. The result is a distorted view.” Our teeny tiny view of the world is just that – minimal. To think we can comprehend his plan is ridiculous and impossible. There’s no physical way I can do it and that’s why I am SO thankful that he has a plan for me.

Thanks for sharing with me in this valley! I know that I have friends out there sending some prayers up for my family and I am so thankful for that! If you have similar thoughts or prayer requests, I would love to join you in your walk with faith too! God provides us with special friends that share our faith for a reason – let’s use each other!

Happy Short Week Everyone! :)

Frankly My Dear...Times are a bit different at the moment!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

time.


Time. Where does it go? My last post was almost a month and a half ago and it only seem like yesterday!

A little recap of April to get you up to speed….

1.)    I went with my wedding photographer, Stephanie Reeder, on a couple of engagement shoots! SO FUN! It sparked my wedding passion and set into motion a whole bunch of ideas including…

- A new camera lens


- Photo Shoots with friends…Luke…and Axle

He's such a good sport!



- AND my new business, Gingerly Styled…ah! I am so excited! There will be more on this to come but this is the main reason I have been a little MIA lately!



2.)    VACATION to Gulf Shores




3.)    Luke's First Turkey!!




4.)    Abby’s Monograms and Mimosas…which deserves its OWN post! Stay Tuned!




5.)    Annnnnnd April kicked off a bit of a soul searching period for Luke and I. We are super blessed so it’s hard to complain but God has a plan for us and sometimes he gives us hardships to shape us into who he wants us to be. So if you find yourself with a spare minute send up a prayer for us to remain faithful and positive in the face of hardships!


May is already in full swing and There’s lots more to come this month! In the meantime, check out my new wedding and event planning venture! Visit us on Facebook for the latest and greatest OR online {still under construction} !

Frankly My Dear….Time flies when you’re having fun! 



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Sunday, May 5, 2013

{Cinco de Mayo}


Cinco de Mayo. First Saturday in May. Derby Day. Our Anniversary….One of these is WAY more special than the others!

May 5th 2012 was an incredible day…one of the best days of my life – I married my best friend!! One year later and I love him more and more every day! That’s the funny thing about marriage…you learn to love the little things WAY more than before, you forgive and forget easier, and you learn that life without your other half would be absolutely impossible without them by your side!

So on this day of sombreros & margaritas or derby hats & mint juleps…I will take my one year old wedding cake and champagne with the man I love the most!!



Frankly my dear… I am a lucky lady!


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