B E A U T I F U L L I F E


Over the past several months a couple significant happenings have occurred and photography fell to the wayside as I focused on faith, discernment, travels, and studying. Taking a step back has been good in many ways, as it let new things fall into place.  There is a time and place for everything after all.  However, when faced with warm temps and sunny skies this afternoon, I couldn't let my camera sit unused any longer.

It felt so good to get out and take pictures again; to fall back into the groove of something formerly so familiar, a “coming home” of sorts. While frolicking, I reflected on the time that has passed in the last 6 months. I've visited 6 countries and 9 states, gone from having every intention of moving to Omaha to perusing college for the first time in my life, fallen all the more in love with Catholicism, grown in hope, trust & gratitude. Relationships have been strengthened, best brownie-recipe-ever discovered, love of buying + reading books intensified.... among hundreds of other blessings. 


This life is a beautiful one.

__________________________________________________________________

In the recent days/weeks/months I've posted less and less (between blogger, fb + instagram), and I've decided it's time for that to change. My intention for Advent is to be more open & share more both IRL & with my internet buddyz. As Fulton Sheen said, "Love means fellowship, not isolation.". In keeping to myself I'm not loving as I ought. Sharing is caring, ya know. In other words, brace yourselves. Yo gettin' spammed, y'all.
__________________________________________________________________

What has been beautiful in your life recently? What are your aspirations this Advent?

Comments

  1. Welcome back! I'll take your spam any day. ;) As for what's beautiful in my life... so many things, the most immediate of which being the dark chocolate I'm having for breakfast. ;)

    The Starving Inspired

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love you. My dinner last night may or may not have been the same thing....hehe! Have you ever tried Bark Thins? Recommending them is a dangerous thing because they're slightly addicting. And expensive. But so good. ;)

      Delete
  2. Yay!!! Spam from Mariah = best wisdom and funniest wit ever. :) And your photos... Dang, girl. :) Love you, Mariah!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. AHH, Perigrin! Thanks a million times over for inspiring me to take pictures again! I dedicated the post to you in my heart. ;) thanks for your flattery.... Love ya right back!

      Delete
  3. Gorgeous pictures, Mariah. <333 And I'm so happy you're going to be posting a lot, that's just gonna be the best! :)
    Gosh, so many things have been beautiful in my life lately... but one of the big ones I'm thankful for right now is my college brother's lovely visit home for Thanksgiving break. :) Happy first Sunday of Advent! I'm so excited that it's begun. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, thank you, dear. <3 isn't it such a joy when faraway siblings return home? I'm so happy you were able to have a lovely time with him! Crazy to think that someday we will be the ones living off and away...makes me want to soak in THIS time all the more!
      Bless you, Kathryn!

      Delete
  4. Beautiful pictures & Words of wisdom!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pretty pictures make my day. Especially if they were taken by you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You could sell greeting cards with phrases like that on em! ;) love ya!

      Delete
  6. LOVELY photos! I love taking pictures and capturing moments - especially the individual beauty of sunsets. :) Thanks for your inspirational blog!
    Elizabeth

    http://crossofchristmylight.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, Elizabeth!! Isn't it so wonderful to capture the beauty that surrounds? We are so blessed to live in a world so exquisite. And to think that Heaven is infinitely MORE beautiful! I cannot even imagine.

      :)

      Delete
  7. So I can't remember if I already commented on this post, but I was thinking of you tonight and just had to pop over and say that you're the cutest, I love your style, I love these gorgeous pictures that capture light SO PERFECTLY, and I wish you were closer so we could grab coffee and chat for hours.

    The end. Stay lovely + your Mariah-self. <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would enjoy that more than you could possibly understand. If you're ever up North let me know. You have a place to stay here!! :)

      Thanks for your sweetness. <3

      Delete
    2. Not even joking - I will if I ever am! :)

      Delete
  8. "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one!'" -CS Lewis

    So, Mariah know that you have a buddy here going through similar life struggles. Wish I was there to give you a real hug, but for now a virtual "hug" will have to do. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm always amazed at how God brings just the right people into our lives at just the right time. You have been such a blessing to me. I'm so grateful to God for the friendship He has let fall into place for us. <3

      Virtual hugs are just as good.... *hug* ...someday we'll have a real one. :D

      Delete
    2. I thank God for our growing friendship! Woman need other like minded ladies in their life, not only as prayer warriors for each other but also just to talk and share what's on their heart. It could be anything from our favorite JPII quote to our choice of tea to possible Italian husbands. Oh and we can't forget to talk about those little Italian babies ;) ♥

      Delete

Post a Comment

Popular Posts