As long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a Mom. I got my first “Baby Alive” doll when I was six; playing house was my favorite thing to do. I baby sat all the neighborhood kids in high school and even became a professional nanny for a while. But becoming a “real” Mom has completely changed my life. I can just hear my Mom say, “You just wait til’ you’re a Mom.” Now I get it.
We have two girls, Kennedy is 5 years old and Lucy is 6. They are amazing kids. But life is far from perfect, I’ve had my share of ups and downs, failures and do over’s. And If I’m being really honest, I let my kids watch too much television, sometimes I give them chocolate chips for breakfast and when life has gotten the better of me I lose my cool with the people I’m supposed to love the most.
Mommy hood is messy, hard, exhausting, confusing, overwhelming and sometimes just too much. Or so we think. There is on old saying, “God doesn’t give you more that you can handle.” But I don’t really agree with that. I think sometimes I really do have more than I can handle, but that’s when I’m supposed to turn it over to Him. I believe God allows the messiness, the pain and the failures so that we learn to lean in to His strength and guidance. See, I need God; we need God, to see us through, give us hope, dole out grace and most of all shower us with love.
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8
Love & blessings,