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Growth

The winter before I turned 15, my parents moved us all out to the country. That spring/summer, I begged to be able to plant a little flower garden. I think I had been reading The Secret Garden, or, at least, Mary’s request for “a bit of earth” was most likely echoing in my mind. I was given my “bit of earth,” and I planted roses and various other plants in it. However, I was not the world’s best plant keeper, and...

When you feel like you can’t go on

There have been a few (okay, a LOT) of times in the past three-ish years where I have just felt like I can’t go on in this motherhood journey. I love being a mom and all, but I will be the first to freely admit that I can get easily overwhelmed and swallowed up by the enormity of the task that lies before me. Anyone else out there that feels the same way? Anyone?  I’m guessing that the feeling of...

Overcoming Fear

In one of the Facebook groups that I am a part of, I will be going live tomorrow afternoon to discuss fear. Can I tell you that the thought of talking about fear just freaks me out? The irony is not lost on me. Fear. I’ve known about this for a little while, and as I jotted down some notes on fear, specifically fear that holds us down and keeps us from growing, I thought, hey! Why not write a...

The day I stopped being “Mom” and became Mom

When I was faced with the reality of marrying into a ready-made family, I had all sorts of ideas of what I would do as a mom. I would take my kids on individual dates, cook all the time with them, and never have any major problems that a nice little talk wouldn’t fix. I’m not saying that those things aren’t bad. I think carving out time for individual children is important, we sometimes cook together, and those nice little...

Mommy, wait a minute

Disclaimer: I’m not a person who cries all the time. It usually takes a while for me to build up to a cry, and then it’s one of those nice ugly cries that lasts for forever and a day.  Now that that’s out of the way… I cried tonight. Nothing horrible happened. Nothing made me upset or frustrated. I wasn’t hurt or in pain, nor was I elated over something fantastic happening. No, nothing earth-shattering happened. My heart simply slowly...

You’re not alone

I’m currently a part of a challenge group on Facebook (more info at the bottom of this post), and this month’s “challenge blog post” if you will, wanted us to talk about what has been motherhood’s biggest surprise. Friends, family, fellow mamas, I have STRUGGLED with this challenge! I have really had a difficult time narrowing down what has surprised me the most in this journey of mothering that I am on right now. But, this challenge was so good...

Dating the single dad-what I wish I had known

In my first post on this page, I believe I referenced the time it took for my husband and I to tie the knot. If you don’t have time to go back and read it, I’ll sum it up for you. We met online in February of 2014, had our first date that March and were married by May of 2014. Talk about a whirlwind romance, eh? Before I get too far into this post, let me just say that...