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.
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.
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.
For this reason it says,
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.