To my loves on Valentine’s Day. Thank you for making me a wife and a mom. Daily life can often be exhausting. But I wouldn’t want to do life with anyone else! J- We have created a life together that I love. I feel bless to love and like my spouse. We rarely fight and I’m convinced it is because of your temperament and consideration of me and our family. You understand and get me and that is such a gift! To Lincoln- you amaze me every day. I love your heart and drive to achieve more. You are sweet, honest and kind. To Beckett- you bring light and love to all that know you. You are messy and girly and I love the feisty person you are. To Copeland- you make me laugh and giggle like no one can. You are smart and ornery. You love me more than I deserve and I learn more from you than I ever thought possible. Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Yesterday I posted a screen shot of my Facebook posts from 6,7, and 8 years ago. I wanted to share about how life keeps moving and changing and yet looking back can be good for the soul. But being a mom trumped posting so here are my thoughts. -8 years ago I had just Lincoln who was the sweetest baby ever and even though we didn’t know how miscarriage felt personally my sister had suffered one and so I was grateful for him and life. I loved my child and life was good. -7 years ago I was pulling weeds again and reflecting on how faith like weeds isn’t enough. It’s funny cause I was doing the same thing two days ago. Pulling weeds and reflecting on Gods faithfulness and faith and also hated of weeds. 🤷🏼♀️ -6 years ago I suffered a second miscarriage. I was broken. I was sad. I felt alone. At the time I wasn’t brave enough to share why I was hurting. I have shared often since and I share now because 6 years later I have found sharing has healed my heart. Looking back I’m thankful for your prayers, God picked me up and held me through a dark time. Most of you know the story. The story of a debt paid. I tell it as often as I can. It tells of His love and grace for the broken. -Yesterday I wasn’t a perfect mom. I got upset. But God is constantly talking to and teaching me through my children and through his grace. I look for moments of joy. Yesterday it was two sweet three year olds who kept me off my phone. Today it’s a clean kitchen. Finding joy in the past and the present.
To the man who makes pirate faces with our family. Works hard to provide for our abundantly blessed life. Who brings me flowers when our three year old has tormented me all day. To the guy who is my best friend. Who sends me GIFS that make me giggle and smile. To the guy whose birthday is today! Happy birthday!! You mean the world to me and I love you so much!
When Copeland is sick he has only one request. That I hold him. He will in fact follow me wherever I go when he doesn’t feel good. Even the bathroom. I can’t even paint a picture of how exhausted I am after just one day of him being sick... with a cold!!! 🤦🏼♀️ I can’t help but think about God. About how when I’m sick, miserable and begging him to hold me... He does. I may not be long suffering but God is. Even when I know that He can’t take away the pain I know He will hold me. I need to be better about showing Copeland that same love. God does it for me when I’m at my worst I want to do the same for my children.
Sometimes less is more. A sweet baby and a sweet smile is all you need :) sorry it’s been quiet around here. Been busy with my home and family after a busy holiday season! What have you been up to? Whatever it is I hope it puts a smile on you face!
Merry Christmas!! Keeping my eyes on the best gifts!
@emilyley said this in an instagram live the other night and it brought me to my knees. I’ve been trying so hard to achieve great. And I’m so tired. But man I’m looking forward to enjoying the beauty of good! Also. Got my planner from @simplified and this is my cover!! 😍 can you see the 🍍?!?
How has it been 5 years since this moment your smile took my breath away? Happy birthday to the baby who made me whole again. I love the life and spirit you have!