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Ashleigh Baker seeks poetry in prose at Heart and Home while raising two little boys and talking to her deployed Marine via international phone lines.

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  1. Bless you for finding the heart and inspiration to end a hard day with cupcakes, especially with your Marine deployed! I have an Airman, and know what long lonely days missing him look like. I aspire to be the kind of woman who still sees beauty in the messy days, but I’ve got a ways to go… Thanks for being an example! :0)

  2. Beautifully written. I’ve been discouraged lately. This post has reminded me that my family is valuable and I should remmber that instead of complaining and being grumpy with them.

  3. Messy beauty is still beauty.
    So very true.
    Thanks for the sweet reminder to think about whatever is pure, whatever is noble, whatever is lovely, excellent and praiseworthy. 🙂

  4. I love what LeAnna just said…that our Heavenly Father uses us, even when we are messy and not all put together, and we are scattered all over everywhere….He is so good…and He makes something beautiful out of messy people….like us. Thank you for this post….

  5. Oh the messes that fill a mommy’s days…and the ever-present challenge to find in them the beauty that we’re meant to. Thank you for this reminder, friend.

  6. “Messy beauty is still beauty.” Oh, I adore how you said this, Ashleigh. And you are loveliness through and through. Thanks for sharing with us! Mwah!