I just want to give a shout out to this beautiful woman right here. @kimberleypalfrey ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s only been in my life for the past five years, but she’s made such an impact on me and I am blessed to call her my mother in law. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before we ever met in person, we talked on the phone together, we cried and we prayed together. Her faith strengthened mine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I ended up meeting her for the first time, the same exact day I met my future husband Josh. It wasn’t planned, but after a series of layovers and delays and getting re routed and Josh driving six hours to pick me up, and the closest airport was near his moms house-well we wouldn’t settle for not meeting; even if it was so sudden. (Josh and I met on Christian Mingle, and then met in person 3 months later) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And ever since then, I’ve admired this little lady. (She’s so tiny I could put her in my pocket 😊️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only is she strong, but she is funny, warm, sweet and so very loving and kind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh, but don’t try to take her picture while she’s stuffing the turkey for Christmas, lol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am just so thankful that she is a part of my life. I didn’t only gain a husband when I married her son, I gained a second mother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And right now, she could use some extra prayers in her life. If you would join me in praying for this sweet momma of mine, I would greatly appreciate it! 🙏🏼
Someone recently asked me why I own my own business. And I didn't even hesitate to answer them. You see, it's really a matter of following your heart, even when the world tells you to do something else. I tried that once, for about 2 years, pursuing a job that someone else thought I should do. Then I had a moment of clarity, a heart tug if you will. And everything shifted from that moment on. I started living my life, on my terms and that meant choosing a path I wanted this time. So the reason I choose to be an entrepreneur is because I get to do what I love and I get to create and plan and make my own schedule. I get to set my own goals and reach them - then set bigger goals. I get to love and serve people and share my gifts with the world. Sure it’s not always butterflies and roses, and some seasons I find it extremely hard to make time for myself when I get caught up in the mix of all the back end work that no one really sees me do. But you know what? When you have found a job you truly love, it's actually really hard to put it down and call it a night, because it doesn't feel like work. (more on this topic later) Ultimately, I know this is the path God intended for me. And I know my purpose is to make a difference in people's lives by being a good steward with my gifts, talents and my heart. People, relationships, moments, passion - these are my reasons...
Last year Josh and I flew all the way to Cape Cod to capture these two love birds tying the knot. They seriously had the most perfect day. Sun shining, boats a drift in the bay, encircled by friends and family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I still remember their first dance, and how sweetly Jeff looked at Gina. They fit so perfectly together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just wanted to wish you both a very Happy Anniversary and many more wonderful years together. Sending you two air hugs all the way from Florida today! 🤗
Over the last several months I’ve been taking more time than I ever have before, to be still and rest. To listen to my body and my heart and quiet my mind. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t necessarily mean take a nap or sleep in when I speak of rest - I mean giving myself permission to let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect and planned. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To let go of the innate desire to hustle and prove myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To quit living a life full of expectations I think others have of me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To desire less noise, less stress. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To make time for deeper connections with people. To live more freely and more simply. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To remember what it feels like to play with the curiosity of a child. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And to try something, anything new, for the first time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And in these moments, I have been reminded that life is meant to be lived, to love, to laugh and to be celebrated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not saying I have it all figured out, but I am learning that there is nothing wrong with taking breaks from this busy world, unplugging and finding time to just rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So tell me, what is your favourite way to rest and refill your cup? I’ll leave my answer in the comments below! 👇🏻