For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the one with the big dreams! I’ve never doubted that they couldn’t come true either. I didn’t just dream of being a mom or having a career. I dreamed of having it all. That’s my big problem. I want it all, and I refuse to settle. I don’t refuse to sacrifice though, and that’s how I’ve … Continue reading On Being a Big Dreamer and Wanting it All
The most important thing I’ve learned during pregnancy: I’m not in control, and that’s okay. My body is taking over in ways I would not even know how to explain… meaning, it’s all good. My body was designed to know what to do even when I’m not really sure what’s happening. For example, my hips are naturally (through God’s wonderful design) beginning to shift and … Continue reading Pregnancy: Learning to Not be in Control
To all the women who come across this post, thank you for being here. I like to think of my journey to Motherhood as one that began before I saw the positive sign on a pregnancy test. I truly believe it began the first moment I realized that God was calling me to the role of Mama, and this includes my season as a Mama … Continue reading Scriptures for the Mamas & Mamas in Waiting
I get asked all the time: how did you tell Ryan? Was he there when you found out? Here’s how it all went down ♡ Telling a man that he’s becoming a father is a pretty big conversation. Like huge… and I took the responsibility very seriously. Before telling him about the first positive test, I took 4 more just to be EXTRA sure! I … Continue reading Watching You Become A Dad
Today’s post is one I prayed I would get the chance to write one day, and I am absolutely bursting at the seams to be living out a real dream come true. God has remained so consistent in this whole journey, and I want to begin by saying that I give Him all the glory, honor and praise. He is good now, He was good … Continue reading The Wife is Becoming a Mother
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father” – James 1:17 I can’t possibly tell you how grateful, excited, and humbled we are by this most incredible blessing. This journey has already shown me how gracious God is with my heart, how incredible Ryan will be as a father, and how motherhood is changing everything I thought I knew about … Continue reading Our family is growing ✨ April 2022
I’m about to be real honest. These last few weeks have been really hard. A morning last week, I walked passed Ryan, and he asked “what’s wrong?” and all I could say was “my brain sucks today.” He didn’t know that the entire morning, every critical, harsh thing I’d ever heard had been running on repeat in my mind that morning. But I put a … Continue reading “I can breathe again”
Welcome to my Pearl year. On one’s 30th anniversary, couples all around the world often celebrate with pearls. Women might receive a pearl necklace or a bracelet to commemorate 3 decades of a relationship or life. Today, on my 30th birthday, I choose embrace my Pearl year. But not with gifts, not with necklaces or earrings (okay maybe a bracelet lol). I don’t need a … Continue reading Turning 30 is a piece of cake.
If you have something to say, say it. God woke me up in the middle of the night with a word, and I feel it in my soul that it’s one that I’m supposed to share. When I first awoke, I kinda looked around and realized it was still completely dark outside, and I wondered if there was a sound or something that had woken … Continue reading If you have something to say, say it.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis I picked this book up in late November of last year, after seeing it all over my Instagram feeds and Pinterest suggestions. Everything I was hearing about this book was positive and amazing, and it just seemed like a really good idea. Once I purchased the book, it sat on my shelf for a few weeks. I think … Continue reading What I’m Reading this January