Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Picture Me.


is a weekly project to reveal that we don't have it all together.

I heart this girl.  
First off, what a cool name?
I have wanted to do this picture me {im}perfectly for a long time.
She is an amazing wife and mother.
I love her honesty.
Her kiddos are presh.  presh.  presh.

Here goes.
I am a mess.
Most of the time.
Sometimes it is organized messy.
Sometimes it is downright ugly.
Sometimes it is pretty.

But, here is the truth.
I have found beauty in the mess and {im}perfection of my daily life.

Here is a picture of my son eating his dinner in the car.

Winner.  Winner.  Chicken.  Dinner.
Although it was not chicken.  It was a grill cheese.  Demonte Whole Green Beans and Strawberries.
And my son hates to have his picture taken.  Can you tell?  Oh, and is that applesauce?  That must be why the ants are attacking my child's car seat today.  Awesome.

Now.  Brace yourself.

The worst part is my children have been gone since Monday.  Today is Friday.  (now it is Tuesday.)
I just took this picture.
I did accomplish a lot while they were gone.  But, obviously not this tornado.  Caused by yours truly.
I am not even going to make an excuse.
(I painted his drawers and put it in the dining room.)

That is awful.  Ridiculous.  embarrassing.

It gets worse.  I feel I need to come clean.  Be honest.  Transparent. 

This is a stack of our budget stuff.
Things are about to change at our house.
So, please pray for me?

I think it is so important for us women to be real about our imperfections.  It draws us closer to the Lord. 
Last but not least.  The Giveaway will end Sunday evening at 10 pm.  (Ok, now the giveaway will end this next Sunday because my week is not slammed packed.)I will announce a winner on Monday.  So, friends  keep the names coming for the Prayer Blog. 

As you can tell I started to write this post and then did not complete it until today.
But, I am so thankful because last night I read one of the best blog posts I have ever read about being perfect.
I am "a perfect mess."
Thank you, Lord for loving me in my mess.

648.  a fun weekend with my sister and her family.
649.  slip and slide fun.
650.  fresh cut hydrandea's
651.  gardenias
652.  thankful that LOVE cover's over a multitude of sin.

1 Peter 4:8

English Standard Version (ESV)
"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."


hill said...

allison, thank you for linking up, for your sweet, sweet words and for your transparency. i pray that this will change hearts in blogland. xoxo.

Lile said...

I love you just like you are AND I love reading your blog. You could really be a writer!

Lile said...

I love you AND I love to read your blog!

patricia-cox-hatch said...

If it makes you feel any better, we are a bit envious of your mess, and we can't wait to be able to live in one! Not that I don't have stuff to spread around, but the realtors are not big fans. I like Seeds, as Janet suggested. Oh, and I have a really cool craft about prayer you'll like that we should do with our kids before I leave...:)

Yevette said...

BIG blessing this was to me this morning! Praise God.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful and honest post!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing!!! It makes me feel so much comfort to know that I'm not in this boat alone!

Laura said...

Thank you for being a mess with me and for loving me enough that I can be a mess with you....because too much of the time I am a mess who likes to pretend like she has it all together ;) Your faith and trust in the Lord leaves me in awe and makes me draw closer to Him. Love you

jules said...

Oh wow! I think I'm in love this idea. I'm hoping to participate. Nice to meet ya! Excited about your blog.