it halts yet continues



    That was the day when the sun dappled the country hill side with an orange glow.  That was the day when I held small, sticky hands and ran, danced and smiled with her.  That was the day when the breeze whistled through the trees as if it was whispering to me.  That was the day when I laughed till my heart ached.  That was the day when I picked wildflowers in a wild, unknown, open field.  That was the day I fell on my knees, in awe of Him.  That was the day I cried out to Him.  That was the day that everything slowly turned.  That was the day I cried so hard.  That was the day I failed.

Yet that was the day I flew free.

To be closer to Him, we have to fail, cry, mourn and go through difficulty.  


This life isn't even a nanosecond of where we'll be in the future.  Not even the blink of an eye.  It's forever when we're with Him.  When tears spill, and hardships ache, remember that this life is only a blimp of what where we'll be in the future.  Accept difficulties and learn from them.

The wildflowers that were picked, that sun that had kissed the horizon on it's descent, the candle and a prayer that ended the day.  They vanished.  but His love lasted and lasts forever! 
















How will you spend your time on earth?  Capture life while it lasts, embrace hardships and learn from them.

ps  some of these photos were taken in north wales, in september.  do you have a favorite photo from this collection?

23 comments

  1. everything is this post is perfect. excellent, darling :))
    -jocee <3

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    1. Oh, Jocee. I don't know what to say. Your words always touch me in a way that brings a smile to my face. I can't say thank you enough.

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  2. beautiful post, acacia. & these pictures are gorgeous! they look like scenes from a movie. I really like this one and this one :)

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    1. From a movie? Ahh, yes... I have to admit: they do! The place in Wales where I took these pictures made it feel like I was in a movie. It was stunning. I wanted to take ALLLL my blogging friends (INCLUDING YOU!) along and have the world's biggest photo shoot.

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  3. gorgeous!! My favorites the hand on the notebook!!(:

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    1. Yaaayy! So glad you liked it! As with the window picture, I wasn't going to post it, but ended up doing so in the end. My finger nails were painted a baby blue... they look like they're white when the photo is processed in b+w. :)

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  4. wow. this is beautiful. writings and photographs combined. just breath-taking.

    much love,
    Grace
    come stop for tea @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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    1. You just made my day. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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  5. Beautiful post. As usual. ;)

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    1. Oh Kimberly. Thank you for your constant encouragement. It means SO much to me. Honestly.

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  6. I love the second to last picture of the window. Simply lovely dear, your posts are always beautiful. :)

    xoxo,
    --Abi :)

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    1. Really? -- you do? I'M SO GLAD. Originally, I wasn't going to post that photo! Thank you, dear!

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  7. Wow, beautiful, dear! Goodness. You are so talented.
    Love all of these, especially the ones Mary Ann mentioned. The same ones. :)
    Lovely!

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    1. Ashlyn, you're too sweet. That's all. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment!

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  8. So beautiful. All of the photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    Found your blog through Pastor's Girl's Ponderings.

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    1. Aw... thanks! I'm glad you like the photos. :)

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  9. Thank you for your beautiful words.

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    1. Amanda, I'm so glad you're encouraged by my words. I cannot tell you how much it means to me that someone else is encouraged by me!

      Thank you.

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  10. Such beautiful writing, and photos! I couldn't pick a favorite photo, all of them look like they could be on postcards!
    Your blog is so wonderful, I'm a new follower

    ~Drew
    http://openendedfashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by -- and staying!
      Your comment put a big smile on my face. :)

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  11. Wow those are some very encouraging word. And the pictures are some of e best!!

    Checkout and follow....
    Yaplesyaker.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you sosososo much. Your owrds mean sooo much to me.

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  12. WOW! That's all I can say. I wanna live in England too. :(

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