May 29, 2012

Roots Before Branches

I gotta have roots before branches
to know who I am
before I know who I wanna be
and faith to take chances
to live like I see a place in this world for me.



 Roots before branches. Oh how I love that. I too often forget that just because I can't see the roots doesn't mean they don't matter. They matter a whole lot. As I look around at the sturdy trees standing firm, I realize that they are depending on their roots to hold them up and care for them.


Roots before branches. I love the idea of being rooted in who I am and what I stand for before I bloom. The more I discovery who I am, the more I am able to stand firm in my roots, in my faith, in the truths I hold dear. My roots matter, they matter a whole lot. The deeper and stronger my roots are, the more sturdy my branches will become. I'll be better able to support others, love better, and be kinder.



there's always a seed
before there's a rose
the more that it rains
the more I will grow.


by Room for Two




cardigan + tank: ann taylor loft
skirt + belt: target
shoes: nine west


linking up with lindsey and casey

*don't forget to enter the $100 ann taylor loft giveaway!

15 comments:

  1. That third picture is pure beauty, love it (and you) my friend!

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  2. Love those words! Are they from a song? And your outfit is so cute!!

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  3. You are so cute and as always, the epitome of a southern belle. I just love you! I'm with Amy, the 3rd photo- love! So sweet, so perfect.

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  4. i'm new to your beautiful blog and beautiful you.

    Loving that pink cardi and shoes! Very nice.

    Hi from australia

    xo em

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  5. You are looking beautiful! I love that saying too, roots before branches. I am totally guilty of wanting to skip the "work" stage and get right to the part where I see results...in all aspects of my life! That quote helps me realize that this is a problem. So thanks!

    Greets from Germany!
    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  6. Love the colors and those shoes! Now I tempted to go and buy those pumps I saw last week, they are hot pink! :-)

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  7. Love the thought of roots before branches - it's so easy for me to just want the branches & ignore the roots!

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  8. Fun outfit! Love pink + navy!
    I also like the name of your blog! =)

    Stopping by from wiww link up!

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  9. You are so cute and you look adorable. I love your roots and branches poem... so very true, and a very good reminder. :)

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  10. Awesome quote! I just got introduced to your blog through the small things blog. It's adorable.

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  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It is all fabulous!!

    I would absolutely LOVE to have you link this up on my Casual Friday link up party starting tomorrow, it would be perfect!!

    Thanks!!
    Allison
    http://twothirtyfivedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  12. too cute! just way too cute!

    Aloha,
    I'm following ya now and would love it if you'd join me for the ride at localsugarhawaii.com. It's a come as you are kinda place and your being there would make it soooo much sweeter.

    xoxo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

    p.s. I found ya on the wiegand's. =)

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  13. LOVE the blue skirt and pink cardigan! I am visiting from the Pleated Poppy link up. I am your 500th follower!! I hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same!

    Robin

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  14. Just stumbled onto your blog! Love it!! (:

    And your outfit is TOO cute!

    -Alynne

    http://designedtoloveblog.com

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