Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Willing to Submit


So this has been a crazy season in my life. Having five kids has been totally overwhelming me.
*sidenote. I hate writing posts like this because I am so richly blessed. There are SO many people that have it worse off than me. It's hard to imagine someone complaining who has five beautiful kids, a loving husband, a house for their family, running water, all the things. I know so many who suffer in major, life-changing ways. But I need to record these feelings, and these are the experiences that have been given to me.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pretty sure it will be spring in heaven


Back in May I went for a walk in my favorite park at the height of spring. We live in a small(ish) town, and sometimes I have the park to myself. The blossoms danced prettily in the gusts of wind, the sun played peek-a-boo with the petals as I snapped picture after picture, trying to capture this beautiful, beautiful world and the euphoria I felt. I'm pretty sure it will be spring in heaven.

Where to look in times of trouble



It used to be I would look in the wrong place when I was discouraged and needed answers. When I encountered a day that shook me, a day where I wondered what I was doing wrong as a mother or how I could be inspired to be different, I would read blogs or instagram, searching for something I could hold on to. Someone who had 'figured it out' that would help me figure my life out too.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Where Negative Thoughts Come From



Negative thoughts come from Satan. They are not created in your own mind.

Monday, May 20, 2019

April Days

All dressed up for Easter Sunday!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Is it your dream or is it pride?



I used to think that I wanted to write a book or I wanted to have a widely read blog. I thought that was my dream. But what I've realized over time is that that "dream" was a manifestation of my own pride. I wanted to be well-liked and considered "right" or smart. I feel called to blog, so I thought, "This will help me accomplish my dream! The Lord is helping me realize this 'dream' of mine."

Saying Yes to Help


Life is hard. Do you feel that way? I'd have to say it took me becoming a mother to really understand how much I could use and needed help from others. In our society, though, people who are strong, people who can do it all by themselves, people who don't "need" anyone else are celebrated and praised.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The cosmos and a tiny person



It's amazing to me how babies grow.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Kid Spacing


The spacing between kids is something I think about a lot and I wanted my thoughts recorded here.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

So grateful




It's a divine way to learn gratitude when you experience the loss of something. After this pregnancy, I find I am so grateful for the things I can once again do that I couldn't do while I was pregnant.

March Days