My sweet sister in Christ, if we can’t be vulnerable with our Creator, then we never have the chance for redemption. And His story of redemption is better than any best selling book. Postpartum depression was not my fault, and that was a lie God helped me wrestle through. But my reaction to it, my heart’s stance was something I had to own. Allowing my life to be run by the overwhelming emotion of being upset with God for making me this way, was a sin I had to confess.
Grace took over and His lavishing love saved me. In the final weeks of my pregnancy, God placed these verses on my heart, unaware that they would become my heart song during this journey.
Shredded cheese was flying all over my kitchen. My girls were throwing it around like confetti, and the dogs were receiving it like manna from heaven. Squeals of pure delight were echoing loudly off the walls. They had managed to turn pizza making night into a full blown party. As I took the scene in, I realized the only one not enjoying this unplanned festivity was me, mommy the party pooper.
Eyes fixated to the skies, fingers lifted pointing in unison, voices raised echoing with genuine delight. My daughters’ had discovered the moon was visible in the daylight sky. Reflected in their eyes was a simple, yet profound sense of wonder. The moon, something we often overlook. Something we take for granted that disappears and reappears daily. It’s commonplace to us, but to our children, it is new, awe-filled, and something they want to know more about.
Our community is shaken, but will not be broken. ❤️
With tears streaming down my face, I held my girls close and we prayed for safety, for our first responders, for those hurting and for God’s love to be near. 🙏🏼
I hate that we had to talk about “bad guys” and why people do bad things. But I know we have a hope greater than the scary realities of this world, and tonight we cling to that. We cling to the community we love. 🕯 “That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.”
John 1:5 CSB #432strong
We are one happy family now that football is back! BTHO Texas State! #gigem #bthotexasstate #whoop #12thman
Praying for another amazing year at MDO for my sweet girls! They were both so excited for school to start, which makes my momma happy! Now what should I do by myself??
Happy middle child day to this firecracker! She has the most independent spirit, is always making us laugh, likes to cause a little trouble, and gives the sweetest hugs!
We had THE BEST day celebrating our biggest girl! Thank you all so much for making it the best birthday ever! Here’s to year 4!
Halfway to meeting you, our surprise baby, and we cannot wait!
Now if we could only come up with a name before sisters names of Woody or Lightning McQueen become permanent!
I will never understand what it feels like to have a sister, but I’m lucky enough to see the uniqueness of that bond unfold before my eyes. Most days it’s lots of refereeing over fights and helping them learn how to embrace and cultivate that special sister relationship. Both of those have been a HUGE lesson in grace. Then there are pure moments like this that knock the wind right out of my chest. I continually thank God for these sisters (even on the hard days)💕 #nationalsisterday
We had the honor to celebrate the life saving Midland Memorial NICU this weekend! It was extra special to be at the reunion surrounded by so many sweet babies that have been blessed by the staff at the MMH NICU. We are grateful everyday to have our precious Haddie healthy. Thank you to the doctors and nurses who took such wonderful care of us! #mmhnicureunion2019
There is just something special for the soul in the mountains! ⛰
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
Momma, you don’t have to feel disappointed with unrealistic expectations.
I want to share with you a free 7-day devotional where we will reshape our hearts around 7 main expectations we place on ourselves as moms, including: