"Where you at?"

Do any of you remember those hilarious cell phone commercials with the eldery people speaking in grammar of modern day teenagers? I loved those commercials and there are still days when I remember them and smile.

I especially loved the line "Where you at?" which came to me this morning as I was brainstorming a title for this post. :) (Wait for it at the end!)

So... this is where I'm at:

I'm having a rough week. And it's only Tuesday.

My daughter who used to sleep through the night has slowly regressed to the point of waking up for the first time before I am even asleep myself. (No more 6+hr first chunk of sleep!) It's been going on for weeks (months?) getting worse over time. I am trying everything I can think of, but I still wake up numerous times a night beyond frustrated. And evenings make for a sore environment in our home with a grumpy and exhausted mama and a dad who just needs to relax after a long day at work.

So this is my current view. While it's embarrassing to be that honest with you all, I know plenty of you have days like this one. I'm just keeping it real around here.

Today I am leaning into anything and everything encouraging. Prayer, encouraging words from friends, inspiring blog posts, worship music. It's one of those desperate days. I have the David Crowder Band Pandora station playing right now and I'm about to get up and tackle this mess in my house. If there's anything that is bound of refresh my spirit, it's a home under control.

I hope you all are having a better Tuesday than I!

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.