Why I Blog

I would first like to say, thank you for checking out my blog! I’m so thrilled to have a reader! YAY!

I started this blog not because I believe myself to be an expert in any of these areas and not because I am filled with any kind of divine wisdom and DEFINITELY NOT because I’m a good writer!

I started this blog because I am a deeply flawed woman who fails DAILY as a Jesus follower, wife, mother, homemaker, daughter, friend, on and on.

Seven months before blogging, my life changed completely when I became a mother.

Becoming a mother has been such a wonderful, scary, overwhelming, eye-opening, beautiful, surreal adventure for me.

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During my pregnancy I did so much reading. My husband and I had formed so many opinions ABOUT EVERYTHING…


pacifiers =  ARE EVIL

vaccinations = FROM THE DEVIL

public school = THAT’S WHERE KIDS START DRUGS & JOIN GANGS

chemical free diapers = NOTHING ELSE

swaddling = WHAT ARE WE RAISING – A MUMMY?

sleep schedules = PISH

Just to share a few, ha ha ha.


It didn’t take much for our opinions to change — just a few sleepless nights as parents and you’re willing try A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G. when all you want is a FEW HOURS OF SLEEP! Suddenly, I loved mummies and pacifiers maybe they’re not so evil!! And after purchasing boxes of very expensive diapers– chemicals didn’t seem that bad. ha.

Baby books and articles didn’t tell us,

we WILL MESS UP,

we WILL CHANGE OUR MINDS and

we WON’T BE THE PERFECT PARENTS.

Our first “Parent Bubble” burst on the day our little snuggle monster entered the world. After months of practicing the Bradley Method we were determined to have a husband coached, drug free, all natural labor & delivery. Peter would be a part of the delivery and I would bond with my baby the minute she was born, snuggling her on my chest.

About 10 hours into labor our baby girl’s heart rate slowed and then faded while being monitored. After frantically searching for a heartbeat and having no success I was rushed in to have an Emergency C-Section. It was a very traumatizing, disappointing and emotional way to welcome our babe into the world.

Nonetheless our baby girl was alive and healthy!

For the first few months of Harper’s life I was so worried about making the right decisions for her. I felt so much pressure to care for her perfectly and always know EXACTLY what she needed. A mom is supposed to know everything isn’t she?? I felt defeated and unfit when I didn’t know exactly what to do at all times.

I am not the perfect wife, I don’t always feel confident in the decisions I make for my daughter, my house doesn’t always sparkle, and I usually can’t even figure out what necklace goes with what top.

I am tired of pretending like I have it all together.

I will not let my identity be formed by my constant failures and neither should you.

Before a mother, I am a wife. I believe marriage is a lifetime commitment that two people must constantly work hard at. So on my blog you will find posts about marriage including various date ideas.

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Look for MARRIAGE MONDAY posts. This is a family centered blog promoting Jesus, marriage, romance, healing, family time, and health.


We must realize that we are going to mess up daily, but with Jesus we can reclaim, restore and win back each day!


We only have today, so let’s allow Jesus to redeem us where we are right now. We don’t have to clean ourselves up for this King. He will take us with our piles of unfolded laundry, our unswept floors, unpolished nails and sticky fingered kids. So come as you are and let the creator of the world remedy your heart so that you may better love and serve your family.


Ephesians 5:14-17

For this reason it says,

“Awake, sleeper,

And arise from the dead,

And Christ will shine on you.”

Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.  So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 

 

25 thoughts on “Why I Blog

  1. Molly,

    You have learned the secret at a much younger age than many.
    Wise words to understand AND accept…

    we WILL MESS UP,
    we WILL CHANGE OUR MINDS and
    we WON’T BE THE PERFECT PARENTS.

    These are all things that are vital to parenting.

    Keep up the great work,
    -M@tt

    • Thank you so much MATT. I was soooo excited to get my FIRST comment! =D And yes, Jesus continues to teach me how inadequate of a wife and mother I am without His grace. Hope you’re doing well!

  2. Molly this Blog is amazing and let me start by saying that you where amazing the moment you came out of your mommies belly, you forgot to mention what a wonderful daughter, granddaughter and niece you are, and how much you are loved by so many, specially our creator, you are Beautiful inside and out, continue this Blog and continue doing what you are doing LOVE YOU MOLLY, PETER AND MY GORGEOUS HARPER

  3. Hello! Just came across this blog today and I love it already! 🙂 I can’t find a spot to subscribe so that I will get e-mails notifying me of new posts…. Can you please help? Thanks! 🙂

    • Thank you Thank you Thank you! You totally just made my day, well actually who am I kidding, you made my week!! My first subscription request!! EEK! I am working on adding a place for subscriptions! It will be up in no time. THANK YOU! =)

  4. I LOVE your writing! You are so authentic and real! I had it “planned out” until my first little bundle of joy decided to change all MY plans! I had decided no meds for me and we were doing this thing ~ breastfeeding ~ I got it ~ no problem. THEN, I went to the hospital! HA! 22 hours of labor and no progression, lost heart beat, rushed to emergency c-section….From that moment on, I realize all MY plans were not going to work. GOD had another way! SO ~ here I am living a life I never saw going quite like this, but COMPLETELY LOVING every second! It is amazing how God works! Keep writing, friend, you are amazing! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for checking out my blog Amanda! I really enjoyed looking at yours as well! Thank you for the encouragement! Our birth stories sound very similar. In the end we had a beautiful and healthy baby girl, so I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN in a heart beat! =)

  5. Thanks so much for linking up with That Friday Hop, we are so happy to have you!! I look forward to reading your blog, I love reading blogs from real women! Have a great weekend!

    Ce Ce

  6. This is so inspiring and I am so happy your precious child was born healthy and happy. Love and Hugs going your way as you work together to raise a child!!! <3

    xo

    Alyssa Nicole @ Sincerely, Alaska

  7. I absolutely love this. As parents, we fail our children in some way every day. We just have to learn from it and grow from our mistakes. No one is perfect and we never will be.

  8. I think every first time parent has all this ideas and opinions that they aren’t going to change but then life gets real and tough and you do want you have to get through.

  9. Welcome to the world of parenting! Nothing turns your world on it’s head like the realities of dealing with a small human 24/7. I am a great believer in the adage that if you are worrying you are unlikely to be getting it wrong!

  10. I love this! Sometimes it’s hard to remember that I’m a wife before a mother. Thanks for sharing! I found you on the Blog Love fb group. I’m looking forward to reading more 🙂

  11. Your blog is lovely Molly, you should be proud of yourself for being a fantastic mother who admits her mistakes, learns from them and shares her thoughts with the world.

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