Thursday, February 7, 2013

A New Day

Ring: c/o The Vintage Pearl // Glasses: c/o Firmoo

love faith hope laughter family sauce

The most beautiful part of life is that every day you are given the chance to start over. To try again. To be the person who you were meant to be. Today, I hold strong to these values & important things in my life. Today, I hold nothing back. Today, I'm free.

That feeling when your husband holds you so tight after a rare disagreement and you know that nothing will ever, ever tear you apart. Through all the tears and the struggles, you remember how incredibly special what you two have together really is. 

Knowing that you are not in charge. Believing in something bigger than yourself is so powerful. It gets me through many of the hard times to know that He is there with me, He protects me, He saved me.

Through the prayers, actions, and progress every day, I know I'm making a difference in the changes I'm trying to make. Hope is what keeps me going.

The best medicine, in addition to hugs and cuddles.

Coming together as one and starting fresh and anew. Nothing is more important to me than family.

Today's "sauce" is that my amazing brother-in-law, Andy (who did our wedding photos), has started a blog called Good Man Friday. It's about all of his favorite things: inspiration, photography, life's little pleasures, and he's even starting a blogging consultation business (he's a genius). He was so sweet to write about me today... and he's even doing a giveaway for a $25 Visa gift card! Go say hello to him & give him a follow ♥


Jennifer said...

Love it! His blog looks great! I am now a follower and entered his giveaway! :-)

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you thank you Jennifer! He's so happy to be joining the blogging family :) Your support is wonderful.

Krysten said...

I am all about male bloggers, they're so few and far between. Off to check out his blog!

Ashley Allan said...

Um...obsessed with your glasses and your ring! So cute!

Kirsten Richardson said...

I love the ring! It is so unique and special.
Heading over to check out your brother-in-law's blog!

Vicki Gonzalez said...


Just checked out your brother in law's blog - very nice!

Joelle Duff said...

I love your brother in law's blog, so cool! I think more men should blog too, and he obviously loves you so much :) Too sweet! xoxo

SincerelyShannon said...

This is a great reminder and a beautiful way to look at each new day. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon Heart's said...

I adore that first picture of you. I can feel the happiness! And that ring is darling.

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

I think more men should, too! Yay!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you, Shannon! That means a lot!

ilene @muchloveilly said...

you look so happy, friend. love those gorgeous stackable rings!

KAtie said...

Loved this post. Love the ring!

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Carly said...

I loved this post so much. Having had a rough week, you have no idea how much reading that has helped and reminded me that there is good things in life (like my other half) and to have faith. Thank you!!

Wishin GoodLuck said...

That ring so so cute, I love the "sauce" part! Can't wait to check out your brother in law's blog!

Annelise @ Aunie Sauce said...

Thank you, Carly! I published it because I'd been having a rough week, too! We're in it together, sister! Keep your head up :)

Erin said...

Love this post! Your words are so true...especially the one about love <3