Hello there friends, old and new. Welcome to my little corner of cyberspace.
Thanks for stopping by!
This is the place and space where I bring offerings of stories; mostly day-to-day stories about the beautiful and chaotic moments that simultaneously make up motherhood.
Sometimes I offer questions-- life questions, spiritual questions, marriage questions, kid questions. At times I'm hoping for answers, but mostly I'm just kickstarting a conversation. After all no one really has all of the answers.
We are a Jesus loving, church-going, silly, adventurous, food-loving, dance party, outdoor activity/recreational kind of family, who hope to bring a little more light into the world with our comings, goings and interactions with all who cross our path.
I'm a momma who, if I'm honest, was a little be shocked by motherhood and all that it entailed when I started down this crazy road thirteen years ago. I've spent more days than I'd like to count discouraged, disheartened, and overwhelmed. But, God is good and the more I started to "set my mind on things above" (Colossians 3:2) the more I began to see the grace, growth, and beauty that has been present every step of the way.
I've learned so much in the last few years. I'm changing bit by bit, because motherhood is actually sanctification in the deepest, most profound sort of ways. Through the grace of God these little people (though not so little any longer) have found ways to change me in ways that I never expected, but am eternally grateful for.
I've come to realize that motherhood is an adventure, without a map, and I'm learning to navigate the journey day by day-- fortunately with a super cool and grace-filled husband by my side. I'm incredibly thankful for my faith, and the fact that on the days when I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing, or the energy to make it through, I have a God who equips me with wisdom, energy. and LOTS of extra measures of patience. I have learned more about myself (the good, the bad and everything in between) in the daily grind and grace that parenthood has presented.
I hope that you leave here feeling encouraged and inspired to live out your days more fully present for your family, to embrace all of who you are (just the way you were created!), and to let go of some of the mundane details on your task-list and exchange them for a bike ride, cookie baking session, game of checkers or a dance party with your kids.
I hope these thoughts and stories make you feel like your crazy little world is way more normal than you actually think it is some days.
Nice to meet you.
I hope that you'll stop back soon (: