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.
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
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
Pregnancy and motherhood are filled with ups and downs.
"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