So, I’ve been encouraged by several close friends recently to start a blog. Now, for anyone that knows me well, knows that I would much rather talk than write. It’s easier, takes way less thought, and is so much quicker. That being said, there is however, something to be said for expressing your thoughts and feelings in writing, and allowing yourself to jot down things you might not ever vocalize. The other reason for my hesitation in blogging is that I always feel like nothing in my life would be worth reading about. There are so many fantastic food bloggers, motherhood bloggers, savings blogs…the list goes on and on. I know for certain that I am not an expert in any of these matters. I have been reminded though, and keep trying to tell myself, that I am not called to be the best at everything, or to bring the same thing that others bring. I am called to be me. And not just the me that I was born as, or the one who always wants to take over, but the me that I am in Christ. The me that is learning about selflessness and priorities, unconditional love, patience, forgiveness, and grace for the many times that I blow it.
This journey as wife and mother has been quite challenging for me-trying to figure out how to still be me, with all my wants and needs, passions and desires, and how to be a wife and mom, laying down my life to serve and love my husband and train my children. Each day brings it’s own challenges and victories. I’m sure that I will never reach perfection or the place where I’ve got it all figured out, but I am learning to rely more and more on the grace of God, and not on my own amazing efforts (lol), and with that comes so much freedom.
So, my goal for this blog is just to be an encouragement to those of you out there who are on the journey and in process just like me. Maybe reading some of my thoughts and feelings and crazy stories will encourage and bless you, or they might just make you feel much better about yourself! My heart is that we all make it through these incredible and challenging seasons with flying colors and no regrets.