"Beauty In The Collapse"

"Beauty In The Collapse"

Thursday June 18th 2020


We have been excited at the idea of starting a blog. I somewhat dabbled with a few entries a while back. But staying consistent was super difficult in that season.
But I have this passion and excitement for writing. Not anything fancy… but to just share my thoughts, my experiences, what God is doing and my life
and how He is working through me and my family. So here is my disclaimer, this is going to be a blurt blog.Think of it like a Journal/whatever is on my mind. (Things
I like, recipes, family stuff, mommy stuff, hubby stuff, you name it I’ll most likely end up talking about it.) WE (my husband Carlos and I) will doing our best to share our
Hearts with you as often as we can. I am so excited for this journey and I hope Holy Spirt works through us so we can all learn and explore together!

Yesterday was tough. Now here is the deal… I have really been working on NOT complaining. I want to speak life into any and all situations ESPECIALLY the difficult ones.
And while it is much easier said than done it has had a dramatic effect on shifting my mood. I will most likely never get the amount of sleep I want, Or the amount of quiet to read,
Or the level of focus to work from home, But to complain about the things I am not getting only continues to weigh me down. So… back to yesterday It was meltdown day for my kids.
Mainly Kingston (11 month old). Ocean had his moments too but all in all he was pretty good. Kingston is at this stage where he wants to be in my arms ALL DAY LONG. Now before you
judge me for not picking him up whenever he wants I give this little boy SO MUCH love and affection. But it is physically impossible to carry him all day and it’s just not good for him. So we are working on the “screaming isn’t going to get you what you want” phase of his growing. Our brains are tired. In the past I would have probably allowed days like yesterday to melt me into a puddle… but instead yesterday made me laugh. I was tired, exhausted, overwhelmed and instead of caving, I laughed. It felt so good. The whole thing was actually hysterical. Here were are, with two beautiful little children, blessed to be living on this gorgeous island in this amazing home my husband worked so hard to make exactly what our family needed… I am literally eating fruit from our backyard and Kingston is just WAILING. Oh poor buddy. My heart aches for him but I can’t help but laugh at this moment. I can’t help but feel excited and joyful and strangely peaceful. Wanting to never forget this memory or this feeling I just soak in it.
Little Kingston, I love you. And I am never going to forget your sweet little angry face. Every moment is precious if we allow it to be. I want to find God in every moment. I want Him to work through me in every moment. I want my eyes to see and ears to hear HIM. So, If your kids are screaming, and the world is collapsing, FIND God and he will show you where there is beauty.

LEX ❤️ 

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Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Barb Smith

Thanks for your words from God…life hurts literally but I know God is good.ice watch your movies on Hallmark…sad to see guy influences in movies lately. GOD CAN USE YOU WHERE HE CAN’T.
Praying for you & your family
Barb Smith from MN
May God use you.

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Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Becky

You guys did an Awesome job! I loved it! It’s all real life, Authentic!

An idea for one of your next blogs.
I briefly heard this talk on Home & Family about KINDNESS. I loved the comment the guy said next time at the dinner table.
Instead of asking How was your day …Ask someone “What did you do for someone else today”.
That has stuck with me since I heard it!
Can’t wait to hear more of your blogs! ❤🙏

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Nov 03, 2021 • Posted by Jessica S

Just found your page yesterday. I’m a grandma, soon to be a great grandma, and I loved learning from the openness of both of you. This story, in particular, made me smile because yesterday my daughter-in-law shared a kid story and concluded that parents need to let their kids learn the lesson of disappointment and how to deal with it. So wise. Wish I’d known it as a young parent. I’ve enjoyed your Hallmark movies, and look forward to more in the future, as well as movies/series in other outlets…..and hoping the scripts will stay true to your values…..and that at some point (SOON) you will be among the leadership in your field/discipline not just for America but in partnership with many across the world.

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