Weekly Update – Renewal

Apr 6, 2017 | Life in Progress

I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me!

Thursday, March 30

Morning from True and Lulu. Bffs.

Current view. Note the blue sky.

Friday, March 31

In love with these two who are here for the weekend. @traceyclark @dear_essien

Saturday, April 1

Saturday mornings: Roll out bed and head to my workout. Happy weekend, you guys. The sun has been out. My friends are here visiting. And my spirits are lifted.

Sunday, April 2

This weekend has looked a lot like this. Gathering with sisters, and taking in all the light, both outside and in our hearts.

Last friendship selfie before dropping them off at the airport. Their visit was just what the soul ordered. Major gratitude for the shifts, the togetherness, tenderness, the sillies, and all the permission giving that is given when we are together. Xxo.

You guys. The light in our living room right now! Getting ready to settle in on the couch and watch the finale of Big Little Lies. So grateful that the sun has arrived.

She had a VERY big weekend. And like me, she’s pooped. Goodnight, friends!

Monday, April 3

Capturing and soaking it in. RENEWAL is my word for 2017 and having Spring finally arrive feels like a deepening of all this work I’ve doing in my inner life to do a controlled burn of all the old growth so that new growth can emerge and be tended to. The long winter has been a metaphor, y’all. And the Spring is renewal city over here. I am so glad. Photo by @traceyclark

If Lulu was a Frenchie! Friends, the sun is out. The sun is out! For like the FOURTH day in a row. I feel like tap dancing and I don’t even know how. I feel like happy dancing down the sidewalk, high-giving strangers, and sitting on the porch for days.

He’s testing these days. Pushing boundaries. Trying on new behaviors. All the stuff they’re supposed to do. It seems his developmental growing pains signal our parental growing pains, too. The parenting books get dusted off. New boundaries and routines are shored up. Lots of heart and soul convos. Learning. All of us. As parents, it’s sometimes so hard being the captain of the ship. Yet, we must guide and course correct and chart new paths on the regular and then SAVOR those days when the sea is calm and the sun is shining and there are miles and miles of trust behind you, evidence that love leads the way. And love always wins.

Tuesday, April 4

Current scene.

You guys. Life feels so oddly stable and calm and simple these days. No big things happening. No big stressors. No cycle of burnout. No enduring struggles at the moment (except the rain, but even that seems to have lifted). I am working mightily hard at relishing this specific kind of abundance (joy) vs wondering when the shoe is gonna drop (fear). This specific soul work runs deep for me because the old childhood stories of loss get triggered and the gremlins are always near (Who do I think I am to be enjoying myself so much when there is so much suffering in the world? The world isn’t a safe place. Things can change in an instant and you better not get too comfortable.), but this work is good for me. The savoring is good for my heart. The sinking deep into it good for my soul, a remembrance, really. And I must believe that my ordinary everyday joy right now, even on the most micro level is good for – and in some ways, a tribute to – those who are in harder places.

Wednesday, April 5

Yes yes yes and more yeses.
Postcard via @sabrinawardharrison

You guys. Couple things. I’m obsessed with my new earrings from @lynzeelynx. This dog is my shadow. And all this working out has me recognizing myself again after many many years of not. I see myself here. There you are! It feels amazing to e feeling back in my body and in my skin.


Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (2 comments)
  1. Mary

    I so love your pictures, your joy, your soul. I wish I could walk through your house and soak up the enlivened beauty. How long does it take you to water all those plants!

    • Kelly Rae Roberts

      It definitely takes a little bit of time! Thank you so much for your kindness!!


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