Life is messy. Life is painful. But, that doesn't mean we stop living...
Everyday, I look in the mirror, & I can’t help but notice those tiny little black hairs that stand out, moving to their own groove, going against the flow of where every other hair seems to be going. Can’t say I blame them, though. After all, they’re physical evidence of an internal problem that I’ve… Continue reading Let’s Talk
Maybe it's a good thing that I'm broken, incomplete, and not even close to being whole. Rather than being so consumed with my imperfections, why not take the steps I can take to become whole? Christ calls us to a higher standard. If we follow Him, our lives do need to change. They need to… Continue reading Holy Un-whole
Just a short one today, but I needed (or wanted?) to get this out there... I'm a justifaholic. Yup, I just went Shakespearean on that. I am addicted to justifying things. Especially when it comes to things I want. I am excellent at explaining them into the "need" category. What I've been realizing lately is… Continue reading Wanting to Need
I hate my life right now. Okay... that's a bit of an exaggeration. And, it's not entirely true. Logically, I know I'm very blessed. I know that I have it good. I have an amazing husband and two beautiful kiddos. And a good, full life in general. That doesn't mean I'm content. And, that dear… Continue reading Anywhere but Here!
Dear post-baby body, How is it possible to be so insanely proud of what you went through just 15 months ago, yet still hate you with every fibre of my being at times? I gave birth... this is not an easy task, as many can attest, and my labour wasn't nearly as bad as it… Continue reading A Love/Hate Relationship
Okay, so I realize that it's actually impossible to go on "strike" as a mother. But, that doesn't stop me fantasizing about it sometimes, to be completely honest. I can go weeks with dealing with no routine, a messy house, little to no option for clean clothes, a relatively empty kitchen, but then it all… Continue reading Mum on Strike
So, due to unexpected car expenses & then copious amounts of overspending, we're currently in the situation of not being able to spend any money 'til the 2nd week of December. And, of course, yesterday was Black Friday. And we went to the mall. Admittedly, it was with one of the teens we work with. And… Continue reading And…. Break!
This is exactly how I feel... or more the fact that I don't feel. I don't feel excited about Christmas. For the first time in my life (as far back as I can remember), I've loved Christmas. I always get super excited about it. Growing up, our Christmas tree went up near the first weekend… Continue reading Bah Humbug!
We've all had those moments... the ones where we want to figure something out, so we turn to the vast knowledge that is contained in our tiny computer screens. Whatever question is bugging us or whatever information we're searching for, we can find an answer insanely quickly. It's to the point where "googling" something is… Continue reading Mr. Google Knows Everything
So, yesterday, I was full-on out of commission. I had a killer migraine, bad cramps, and was bleeding up a storm. Needless to say, I didn't particularly want to get out of bed let alone take care of our son. So, my amazing hubby stepped up. He fed Mark, changed him (even dealing with his poopy diapers) and watched him for pretty much the entire day.