It's that time again. A little collaboration with my lovely, Becky for our piece of the month. This month we chose a maxi and how to transition it to Fall. Honestly, when I found this fab Old Navy crew neck sweat shirt, I knew it would be the perfect transition piece for my flowy summer maxi skirt. Head over to Cella Jane to see how Becky styled her maxi this month!

On another note, it hit me the other day right after I dropped Drake off at school how blessed I am by him and what my role as a woman has become. It's weird confidently stepping into that role not knowing how he would adjust to me, or how Andrew would react to my motherly instincts and even how his mom would accept me playing a more active role. I just all the sudden became overwhelmed at how easy this has all been. Drake is the best stepson and has made it known to me he loves and appreciates me. Andrew has only praised and encouraged me being more active and the sole responsibility for Drake and Esi, Drake's mom, has become more of a friend than an enemy. It's been wonderful.

There were two incidents that really stood out to me the last couple weeks and I just need to share because God has done some amazing things for our household and with my heart that I'm so grateful for.

This past weekend I was at my in-laws house with my sister-in-law and Drake's mom getting some things ready for a party. I'm always a bit on edge when I normally spend time around Esi as I know it's not easy for her to see me mothering her son and it's an ex....I mean, it's kind of inevitable it's weird, right? From what I planned to spend maybe 30 minutes over there helping out, I spent 4 hours just hanging out with these two great ladies and enjoying some time to visit and chat about life and everything in it. If you asked me if I thought Esi and I could do this 4 years ago when I stepped into the picture, she and I both would've laughed in your face. I can't express to you how it feels knowing I have the love and support from her as well. She even text me on my birthday with the most sincere birthday wish I've ever received.... literally. I mean, I'm just in awe of how God has changed our hearts and has given us the friendship to work together raising Drake. Amazing.

Monday night rolled around and we had a few friends over for dinner. I had told Drake they were going to be over early evening but some conflicts happened causing them to come 20 minutes before little man's bedtime. He asked me when they would be there and I had to break the news he wouldn't be spending much time as he needed to hit the hay to rise early Tuesday. He broke down, tears and all but went straight to my arms to be cradled and consoled. My gosh, you have no idea what that does to my heart. I melted and thanked Jesus for blessing me with this little human being. I had boogers and tears of his rolling down my arms and I was simply overcome with joy that I am able to be a little comfort in a time he's upset. How did I get such luck when I married Andrew? 

I know I could go one for days but it hit me so hard in every fiber of my being how much I love Drake and how much I love my husband for choosing me to help hold his hand through life and raise him. It floors me what the depths of that means and I'm honored to be part of this journey with him.

top | Old Navy
skirt | Nordstrom
sandals | Target
watch | Fossil
link bracelet | Etsy
bangle bracelet | Alex & Ani (thanks mom!)