Feeling discouraged.

May 9, 2013

I hesitate to write a blog post like this. I even shudder at the idea of pressing “publish” and getting my words out there. I hesitate for several reasons — because I don’t want to seem ungrateful or complaining. I don’t want to disappoint my family members who read this. I don’t want to trigger [...]

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Enough, already.

April 11, 2013

Just preparing you now, I’m sharing pretty raw emotions. I’m trying to work them out. I’m having a hard time remembering that God is more than enough when the truth is, I’ve had enough. I am almost 29 weeks pregnant. That means in plus or minus 11 weeks, a baby will be here. My baby. [...]

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Voicing the Struggle

October 16, 2012

Sometimes I have a hard time expressing how I feel. I have difficulty getting the thoughts out of my mind and onto paper. Sometimes, no matter how much I try to remind myself of God’s promises, I just can’t seem to hold onto them. I’m going through a little season of not feeling enough.  Not good [...]

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Stealing my joy

September 25, 2012

When I was in college I used to recite this to myself at every opportunity: My joy is not circumstantial. …and it wasn’t.  My joy was not wrapped up in what was working or not working for me on any given day. It came from peace and faith in something deeper. Something unchanging in the [...]

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Gaining perspective.

July 19, 2012

  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own issues that I start to believe that the grass is greener in everyone else’s lawn but my own.  Or I start to whine over the fact that I don’t even have a lawn of my own. (See how that works?) You’d think that I’d begun to [...]

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10 things about my life right now.

June 15, 2012

There’s been a lot going on and a little time, so I thought I would list everything I can think of sharing with you off the top of my head in list format. Ready? Here we go! 1. We found a place to live!! In just the right amount of time, too!  We ended up [...]

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Sometimes I want to quit this whole thing.

December 20, 2011

Writing a blog is not easy. It seems so simple, really. You sit down and write. And that’s true.  But what if you want to do a little more with it? The more you get into having a blog, the more you realize that there’s so much you have to do. You have to make [...]

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Deck the Halls with Mommy Guilt. Fa la la.

December 16, 2011

Are you aware that mommy guilt multiplies during this time of year? This is a post about how I am failing at Christmas. At Advent. At being a wife and a mother. Okay, if I am being totally reasonable, I am completely aware that I am not failing at any of these things – but [...]

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31 Days of No Frump – The conclusion

October 31, 2011

Well, y’all – I did it! 31 one days of trying not to look like a sea monster. Here are my stats:  Days I spent time on myself: 30.  Days I skipped: 1. Just one!  I am really glad I did this.  It wasn’t so that I could take a million pictures of myself (to [...]

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Massive panic attacks of mommy guilt.

October 20, 2011

Does anyone else have massive random attacks of mommy (or daddy) guilt?  Today was one of those days for me.  I’ve spent the day so overwhelmed by own frailties that I have been on the verge of tears all day long. It doesn’t help that I fight the demons of “you’re not enough” often and [...]

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