So, I'm learning. Learning to choose joy in the hurt, choose love in the anxiety, and choose gratitude even in the hard times. Because, life looks better when we choose these instead.
There are a lot of roles we can take on in life that teach us our limits, our abilities, and our shortcomings. For example, working in day treatment for 3 years has taught me I don't belong in that restrictive of a setting - that high stress. So, a hospital or crisis center is out … Continue reading You’re NOT a Bad Mom: Knowing Your Limits
This has been a heck-of-a-week. So many tornados, so much flooding. Pray for your Oklahoma friends. So, today (Sunday), I ended up staying home from church while hubby went to serve. Last night, right about midnight or so, our sirens went off...I was going to the bathroom of all things, right when they hit. Hubby … Continue reading Balancing Home & Ministry
Dear momma, I see those tears. I feel the ache in your heart. I feel the loneliness & shame. And, I feel the immense love you can barely contain.
It's been a while since I've shared my heart here. I know I posted at least once since my Little Ladybug was born, but since then, I've been adjusting to our new reality. During the last 3 months - that's right, we made it 3 months! - I have been caught up in the whirlwind … Continue reading Postpartum and a New Reality
There is so much that has been playing in my head in the 2 months since baby girl arrived. I need to sit down and write all my posts, share my must haves, begin to talk about the tiny house & ministry journey we are taking as a family of 3, but I have been … Continue reading Easing Back Into Life
When our bodies or minds seem to be against us. When I first began writing this, it was about feeling normal after pregnancy. And then I thought about breastfeeding. When will I feel normal? When will I feel human? I kept asking myself these questions. I knew it would be a while. With the growing … Continue reading When Will I Feel Normal?
Y'all, this is going to be a freakin' honest post. Like, bearing my heart & inviting you into the mess kind of post. This week has been rough. We have been dealing with meal issues, grocery issues, broken tiny house issues, heat issues, communication issues, and I have been a mess. I can't count the number of … Continue reading Resiliency: In Ministry, in Business, and in Marriage
Y'all, these pregnancy hormones are no joke. If you read one of my most recent posts, you know my hubby & I are trying to eat at home more, with me meal planning & cooking. The last two days (yes, two days in a row), I messed up our meal. Like, royally messed up. Like, ruined. And … Continue reading Pregnancy Hormones, Mom Shaming, & My Second Trimester Must-Haves
This weekend, I met up with two of my best friends, and had a maternity shoot. Two of us are pregnant, and the other is an amazing photo artist. I love the photos she captured, and I cannot wait until she has them finished for us. Pregnancy is such an amazing time to share with … Continue reading Maternity Pictures, Comparisons, & 7 Bible Verses for My Pregnancy