If ever there was a picture that summed up the last couple of weeks, it would be this one. On top of my growing workload, schedule demands, and battles with various illnesses, my oldest two kids have been out of school 5 days in the last 3 weeks.... In the midsts of this less-than ideal turn of events, God has been tugging at my heart, as He always does, to turn to Him. My thoughts have more often turned to my own displeasure with the circumstances and how it impacts ME rather than to HIM and His goodness in this season.
Last week much of the US was embattled with the "Polar Vortex." News stations predicted record-setting low temperatures. In addition to the cold, many areas were blanketed in snow, making travel treacherous. Despite the cold and snow, I braved the elements to make a few standing meetings I had on the calendar. It would have … Continue reading Beautiful Snow
If I were to ask you who YOU are, what would you say? Sure you might rattle off the obvious descriptors: daughter, wife, sister, mother, friend, employee... But what about the you that is only you. The you that exists in the dark, when you're alone, when it's just your thoughts, your desires, your needs … Continue reading Finding You
It's been a few days. Before Christmas, I had no intention of taking these last two weeks off from blogging. Life happened, as it always does, and in an effort to not be forced or frantic, I opted to relax, breathe, and let my mind rest. We celebrated Christmas with our boys. The next morning … Continue reading Delaying The Start Isn’t Always Bad
One of the many questions I want to ask God when I have a chance is "Why did my kids act like heathens when I went out of my way to do something special for them?" Time and time again, I find myself in the same situation. I go out of my way to take … Continue reading Meltdown in Aisle 5
It's been 8 1/2 years since I became a mom. Three precious babies later, I've found my footing as a mom (at least as much as one can in the slippery, ever-changing sand that is parenthood) except for one area. I'm a hoarder of all things baby related. It's true. I said it. For 8 … Continue reading I Just Can’t Handle Letting Go
Two nights ago I found myself wide awake at 4:45 AM. My mind raced with a mile long list of to-do's that needed to be crossed off quickly. There were the Christmas gifts I still needed to buy, the laundry that needed attention, the prepping of the guest room, client work, blog work, house work, … Continue reading What to do with so many To-Do’s