Today was an absolutely beautiful, sublimely perfect day.
I officially have my own wheels as of this week, which meant I could finally car pool down with my friends (Tasha and Alex) to visit their church, which I've been wanting to do for a long while.
It was so good to fellowship and meet some new faces. It was so sweet to stand with a congregation and sing - those precious, familiar words I've loved all my life. My family has been home churching for a few years, and while it's been an incredible blessing, I have missed those things.
The three of us spent the afternoon lazing around, soaking in sunshine and doing cool stuff like nothing in particular. It's amazing what rest and revival doing nothing in particular can be.
As I drove home over the country back roads, the late sun slanting over the stands of trees and brilliant sun flares hiding in every corner, my heart was so full of joy.
It was one of those moments you never forget.
One of my favorite verses came to mind, especially pertinent for me this week because of the even more than usual amount of stress and craziness.
The imagery here is so beautiful. To gird about is reminiscent of putting on armor, preparing for battle. Girded with gladness? May we always be.
"Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent . O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever."
My artistic third-littlest sister hand tooled my keyring fob. It's so incredibly beautiful.
Now Algy and I can go Bunburying all over the place (an Importance of Being Earnest reference, for the uninitiated!), and I'm completely stoked to discover new locations for photo shoots!
My tripod now lives in the car, so be on the lookout for my newest discoveries in Geographical Oddities.
Coming up next - the day I gadded off to a Glamping campground and met up with the sweetest Farmgirls ever!
lace insert skirt
Hawaiian sandals // gift