What if all the plans and dreams were leading up to this? What if all the uncertainties were a set up? And what if the answer is better than anything I could ever imagine? And what if it isn’t?
The whole thing makes me stand in awe really. Not of my husband, although he is awesome. But of the way life’s timing, God’s plans, they never quite look the way we want them too. From the outside, I would never have looked at this season of our lives and said, you know, this would be a great time for you to pursue your degree. From all practical standpoints, it wasn’t.
My heart's desire is to cultivate an atmosphere of peace and joy in our home. A welcoming place where we can all explore life together and have fun. One where we learn and grow together. I know it takes work to create a space with that atmosphere, but today I stumbled on it by simply being available and saying yes to the things that presented themselves throughout our day.
The reason, I think, people always tell you to keep dating after your marriage is fear of growing distant and cold to the person you share your life with. But I don't think it is dating that protects you from that
Slow. Slow down. No really, slower. It's like this refrain that plays in my head daily. I'm nearly 3 months post-op, and I'm still hearing the same words from the Lord. SLOW DOWN! At first it was pretty simple to move slowly. I literally could not move fast. But as I've recovered, gotten stronger, been … Continue reading Practicing the art of slow
A few weeks back my mother-in-law sent me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I'm pretty sure it was only the second time someone had sent me flowers. The first was definitely when my husband and I had first started dating. He lived in Missouri and I was in Minnesota and he sent a cute little … Continue reading Sometimes the most beautiful things are never seen
So here's my valentine confession. I am absolutely head over heels for this guy This is a rare moment where we got to sneak away for a date. Like...I am hiding slouched down in the seat because a kid was crying and looking for me and I knew I wouldn't be allowed to leave if … Continue reading Valentines confession
So after sharing my dinner victory story, I feel it only necessary to share my terrible loss at breakfast. Breakfast has always been my jam. Not that I like waking up and cooking. I don't. I'm not a morning person. At all. But some of my kids are. And I've had to adapt. Because kids, … Continue reading But sometimes you loose at breakfast
Before our move...we'll really before we listed our house for sale...I was really good at dinner. I mean, I had a menu planned. I had all my ingredients. Each kid had their own night of the week they got to help me cook. I was a badass at dinner. (And my breakfast baked goods were … Continue reading Sometimes you win at dinner
This morning I realized I disappeared after venting about how rough the first day back at school was. Like maybe the thing ate me whole and pooped me out again. And while there were moments that felt that way, I did survive the first week of school for the new year. I definitely left the … Continue reading All the undone things