I think this photo sums up your 35th year of life.😂 What a gift it is to get to celebrate you! Andie, Kliff, and I sure do love ya, and you make OUR world the absolute best place to be. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. I hope and pray that your 36th year is full of God-given clarity, joy, purpose, and all the tea parties & episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse your heart desires. Happy Birthday, Babe!!!❤️
“Before we can make Him known, we have to know Him well.” - Somer Phoebus A few months ago, when I was in a very dark place, God planted a seed of desire in my heart to know His Word so that I can fully know Him. I grew up in the church, became a believer in the 2nd grade and know where to turn my Bible to look up scripture, but I’ve never actually read the Bible. So a few months ago, I started making it a priority to actually read and study my Bible and it made sense to start “in the beginning...” I don’t share this to brag or be prideful, I share this because it’s truly the desire of my heart to make Him known to others - to make Him known to my husband, to my daughter, to my family, to my friends, to my community, to the world, to you. I challenge you to spend time in His Word and see if it doesn’t change your life. God spoke the world into existence. You can believe and have Holy confidence in the same God who spoke the entire world into existence, who spoke you into existence - He is working in the midst of your circumstances and your life because He cares about you and He loves you.
May is Maternal Mental Health Month & April 30th - May 4th is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. 1 in 5 women will suffer from a maternal mental health disorder like postpartum depression, and only 15% will receive treatment. Untreated, postpartum depression can lead to long-term consequences. Don’t suffer in silence - you are not alone, it is not your fault, and you are not a bad mom! I was 1 in 5.
This man... He is hardworking. He is smart. He leads well. He is caring. He is kind. He is loving. He is patient. He is supportive. He is the best listener and secret-keeper. His silliness makes me laugh, and there is no one else I have more fun with. He is always looking on the bright side. He is strong, yet gentle. He is the calm in the chaos. And his blue eyes and crooked smile will give me butterflies the rest of my days. With him, my glass will always be half full, because he encourages me to be the best version of myself, and on the good days and the low days myself is always enough. And this little girl thinks he hung the moon. Babe, it makes me proud to call you my husband. You’re the best one there is for me!❤️
We’re walking out of 2017 with full and thankful hearts.❤️ We welcomed our sweet Andie Bear into our lives, celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, and purchased our first home together. We also took a huge leap of faith, and I walked away from a great job opportunity to be a full-time stay at home wife and mama. In the midst of the celebrations and changes, there has also definitely been challenges. As we enter 2018, my only “resolution” is to press into the Lord - 365 days of seeking Him. To me, on the last day of 2017, that looks like earlier mornings and earlier nights, more date nights with my husband and more quality time with my girl, reading more books and spending less time scrolling through social media, embracing the messiness and letting go of perfection, being selfless with my energy and time when necessary and selfish with my energy and time when needed, and setting healthier boundaries so that I can be a more joyful wife, mama, friend, and person in general. I want to purposefully discover not only who God created me to be in this season of my life but also discover the why, and I want to grow deeper into that person with Godly confidence. Has God been urging you to press into Him in a certain area? What are your resolutions/goals for 2018? Happy New Year friends, and peace out 2017!✌🏻 📷: @katerichardson10 || #kadiejaye #lifeandstyle #newyearseve #peaceout2017 #happynewyear #happynewyear2018 #newyearsresolution #embracingimperfection #thepursuitofjoy
While everyone is tearing down their holiday decor, I’m gathered around the Christmas tree with my family tonight. This room will most definitely be chaos in the morning (Who am I kidding? It already is!) - the absolute best kind of chaos. My heart is full!❤️🎁🎄💚 || #kadiejaye #christmas #christmastree #twinklelights #presents #christmasvibes #happyheart #merrychristmas #happynewyear
“May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve.”👶🏻🎅🏼❤️ || #cottonstemheartschristmasred #burtsbeesbaby #targetstyle #kadiejaye #andiemae #andiemeetssanta #andiesfirstchrismas #merrychristmas #happyholidays