Trying Times

August 1, 2011

T: f21, Skirt: Thrifted (Centerville DI), Heels: Taget, Necklace: Vintage/Gift, Earrings: Charlotte Russe

The past three months have been an extremely hard for my family and I, I haven't felt right to discuss the issues here on MV and won't go into the particulars (I know that is super annoying right being the nosy person that I am I would be peeved but if you must know just email me)! We have been burdened with feelings of self doubt and pain for many years, but after making a decision of wanting more for everyone we started on a lengthy path. 
You know the decisions in life that will ultimately be the best for you, the ones that will be the hardest decisions you will make and will cause you the most pain. The ones that test your faith, the ones that test your perseverance, the ones that you know you won't be able to do it on your own, and yet you go through them just for a glimmer of hope things will be better on the other side. 
That is what we have been going through the last three months, its been hard to say the least, but here we are we made it to the finish line, we did it as a family and I think that our bonds have never been stronger. I look forward to the days when we can look back at this and say what a great experience it was and how it made us more unified. I look forward to the days when we don't have to be afraid of saying or doing the wrong things. I look forward to feeling peace once again in our family and within myself. I look forward to having the spirit dwell within their home when we come to visit. I look forward to seeing my brothers and sister experience what life really is about, and to see them reach their true potential. 
This experience is really just a small blurb in the grand scheme of things, it lasted but three months and has given us the gift of a many years of happiness in the future, and for that I am grateful.


  1. I won't ask any specific questions but will tell you that I'm glad you are in the place in your lives that you all need to be. Hoping many blessings come your way in the future! Now, as far as the outfit goes, I'm in LOVE with that skirt. You look amazing in it.

  2. As nosy as I am... I won't ask and understand the need to keep things private and off the blog. I just hope all works out the way you guys want it to on this new path. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    I am dying over that skirt! Seriously is it Magnificent!!!!

  3. The ups and downs of life makes us who we are. When you're able to get through dark times , hopefully with the support and encouragement of loved ones, you gain a greater strength and appreciation for the brighter times of your past and the brightness that lies ahead. I completely respect your need for privacy and glad to hear that you're headed in a more positive place!

    As for the skirt--OH. MY. WORD. Truly awesome find. The color is fantastic!

  4. jennifoundinmyclosetAugust 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    GLad you and your family are at a good place now and can look forward to the future! You look STUNNING in this outfit! This may be one of my favorites ever! Your hair is darling too...just perfect!

  5. I'm glad you and your family have made it through this trying time. I'm nosy but I will respect your privacy :) I hope everything works out for the very very best!

    I love your skirt too :)

  6. It sounds like you have great prospective on whatever it is that you are going through, which is more than half the battle. You also have a great summer look going on here!

    Ask the Duplex

  7. sending love to your family. <3 and Maybe i'm just real inexperienced/lack the patience, but I think the thrift stores near you must have better stuff then the ones by me!

  8. I'm so glad you shared this today, those decisions are so hard to make but are the ones that make you stronger in the long term. Sometimes we wonder why our heavenly father gives us these trials and/or decisions to make in life, sometimes we think we're not strong enough to surpass them but at the end of it all he wouldn't give us trials and challenging times if we couldn't handle them, it makes me so thankful for all of the choices we have to make and for our free agency.

    On another and very non spiritual note - lush skirt!

    C x

  9. thanks for sharing here, girl (and plus i love your outfit).
    but i am totally gonna be the person to email you...
    1) because i'm nosy
    2) because i'm your bbff so i think that is okay, right?
    3) i care and really hope that everything is okay.

    lots of love!

  10. I love that skirt! I totally found myself a pleated skirt while thrifting this past weekend. I posted a pic (not a great one, stupid camera) on my blog. I love the color of yours! So bright and perfect for summer time! Very nice. the orange beads and braid just make it that much cuter. Total win. :)


  11. nice to hear you've battled and made through your issue. And you look amazing for it. I am so jealous of your skirt!

  12. Skylette from SassySavvyStyleAugust 1, 2011 at 6:34 PM

    I'm sure it was all worth the hard work and effort! Much love from Idaho! :)

  13. Thanks for sharing & I'm so happy you & your fam are in a good place. Love that pretty braid!

  14. Im sorry to hear that you have been dealing with trying concerns... but you are graceful and wonderful and no matter what, just like you said, you will learn from it and grow and become more graceful and wonderful!

    I too have been dealing with some stuff... my health has been awful this month and it has take a lot out of my work life as well as my blog life and the desire to have a social life.

    We all have these blurbs... they stink, but they are what makes us appreciate the great things that the world give us. You are such an inspiration girlie ♥

    xoxoxox Teresa

  15. I'm so sorry to hear it's been a rough road for you, but what a blessing for it to be over with and for you to have a positive "ending" to it all! Praying for many rainbows and sunshine in your future. ;0)

  16. Sarah at alpine poppyAugust 1, 2011 at 11:10 PM

    Umm is it weird that I seriously love you? I am sending you warm fuzzier right now. I am so impressed with your faith and perspective, I may need a little of that in my life right now too ;)
    Xoxo and good luck.
    Oh and could you please teach me how to braid? I can not braid my hair like that.

  17. sorry to hear about the trying times, God will see you through and give you faith. Hope you find strength and courage to move on, light is at the end of the tunnel!


  18. first of all... next time i see you i am gonna rip that skirt off your tushy and bring it back to MI with me... ;)

    second... we have also gone through some monstrous crap in our lives and let me tell you, it is so important to talk about it.. we have all become very vocal about our "crap" {not "blog about it" vocal, just open book...} and through it all we have found so many other people who have gone through similiar things who really needed help, or even someone who could relate to them...

    if you need to talk i am there girl!


  19. You look fantastic in that!

  20. PrettylifeanonymousAugust 2, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    I meant to also tell you how absolutely STUNNING you looked in this outfit yesterday in our little text convo, but somehow I forgot. Then I clicked back and saw you again and new I had to declare my admiration for this outfit! GORGEOUS. You look amazing, as usual. SO pretty. That skirt was one amazing find! Prrrreeeettttty.

  21. I just discovered your blog. Might I add, it's right on time. My family is experiencing tough times. We are staying prayerful and looking for brighter days ahead! Keep your head up.

    Love your blog, your style, and your outfits!

  22. Morgan, you have such a beautiful faith! It seems to me that when someone goes through big sufferings or trials in their life they can become such a strong and wise soul. Prayers and hugs your way.

    I cannot believe you thrifted that skirt. Its amazing!!

  23. Hope everything works out for the best sweetheart.


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