{Day 94}

Years ago while studying history I learned how wine used to be made.  Lush, plump grapes would be piled high in a large vat and then people would stomp on the fruit with their bare feet.  The sweet sticky juice would burst from the skins and run all purple red liquid.  What happens when we are pressed? More importantly what happens when I am pressed?  I find that what is pressed from my life isn’t always as sweet as what comes from the grapes.  Yesterday was a good moment for me to consider my own heart.  Was it easy? No.  Was it good?  Yes.  Walking through difficult circumstances shows us what color really runs in our hearts.  Thankful that I am learning (key word learning) to trust Jesus.  With my own life and the lives of others.  What have you been learning lately?

Since we are talking about grapes this is my purple princes outfit. 😉

A very large thank you to an incredible reader, Abigail, who sent me shoes all the way from Florida!!! Amazing. 🙂  Also thank you SO much to generous Rebekah for the lovely bracelet.  One of the many items she sent me.  Totally made my day! Thank you lovely ladies!!!! 😀

{Photos by: Christa Taylor}

{Dress borrowed from Karen, Ring my brother brought back from India}

8 Responses to {Day 94}

  1. M.J.A. August 2, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Cute outfit! I like your sandals.
    ~M.J.A.

    • misselaini August 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

      Thanks! I like these shoes too…especially since a reader sent them to me. 🙂

  2. Miss Raquel August 2, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    EEP!! my favorite color!!! 🙂

    • misselaini August 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

      😀 I love this color too and this shade especially!

  3. Dorene August 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    What a lovely word picture my dear friend. Loved visiting you today wearing your purple outfit making purple roses:)

    • misselaini August 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

      Thank you Dorene. It was so refreshing to spend time with you! I enjoyed seeing you mold and create shapeless pieces of fabric into works of art. 🙂

  4. Irina Guralivu August 3, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    This is definitely my favorite outfit!! The dress, the shoes and the other accessories are really beautiful!
    I found out about this thing you’re doing just 2 days ago and I literally read from day 1 to the last one! It’s amazing what you are doing for the orphans in India. I’m praying that you’ll reach your goal and that many orphans in India will be blessed through you!

    -Irina-

    • misselaini August 3, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      Irina I want to hug you!!!! Seriously love you for taking all that time to read this crazy journey. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
      I appreciate your prayers and support. 😀
      And I’m glad you like the outfit. 🙂

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