What a day yesterday was. It's been disappointing, insomnia has hit, and I've been feeling like crap for most of the week. So, last night, I had hubby move our TV into the bedroom so I could just spend time with the family in bed in my PJs, and, now, we are probably killing our … Continue reading An Imperfect Mom Kind of Night
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.
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
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
I recently shared about the importance of friendship as adults. I wanted to take the opportunity to break it down even further. I think sometimes, we feel the need to be an island. Especially us women. We are woman, hear us roar... after all. Also, it can get difficult to connect when we hear so many … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: 7 Reasons We Need Authentic Friendship
"She probably just likes me better..." the owner of the ultra sound boutique said. It took a minute to register who that "she" was referring to... She? I'm having a she?! In that moment, a brief wave of panic washed over me. Right up until they handed us the print outs with pictures of our … Continue reading Girl Mom (to be…)
Let me start by saying: I am extremely excited to be a mom! It is something I have wanted & prayed for for years. I am very much looking forward to holding that little bundle & watching Baby C grow... But, I'm going to be brutally honest: So far, pregnancy just plain sucks - physically, … Continue reading Pregnancy: My Experience & 1st Trimester Must Haves
Confession: when I first moved to the Tulsa area, I was extremely lonely. It was the first time in my life when I lived completely away from any friends, family, or social structure. And, as much as I loved my then fiancé now husband, he simply wasn’t enough. I needed friends, and socialization. Even just … Continue reading Genuine Friendships in Adulthood
I recently (just now, actually), said goodbye to my first blog: AGAPETOS (over at candicejenee.com). God has recently been working on me about where my focus is to be, and as hard as it is to say goodbye to that platform, I know God was priming me for this one. Now, I won't be taking … Continue reading Announcement Time!
I have been so sick all week...my body is tired & worn. But, it has given me a great amount of time to think. And, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. You see - things have been quite a bit tight, things have been one surprise or struggle after another, just as my … Continue reading Life is in the Waiting…