I am not as young as I once was.
I am not as wise or mature as I hope to be.
I am learning and growing each day in every season of life.
My blog will follow these seasons as a wife, work-at-home mom, & follower of Jesus.
I have 3 precious children – 2 boys and a girl.
My life is beautiful chaos right now.
I’m juggling the responsibility of staying home with my kids, maintaining a somewhat peaceful home life, and still putting in hours of work each week to contribute towards our family budget.
We made this transition as a family when our sweet girl was born and I left my full-time corporate job to answer God’s call to have me stay home with our kids.
As I’m writing this, my baby girl is sleeping soundly (little angel) and my boys are eating a snack in the kitchen banging spoons loudly on the table and I’m sure leaving yogurt splats all over the place.
I can’t remember the last time I mopped the floors…
(I mean, what’s the point when they will just get dirty again in a matter of minutes, right?),
my windows are covered in handprints,
I have stacks (yes, stacks!) of laundry to do,
and I’m weary from waking up early to put in part-time hours from home for my corporate job to fit it in before the kids wake up.
My life is far from perfect or ideal…
…I’m willing to bet that maybe you feel the same way about yours??
My vision over the last year as I have stayed home is rooted in the word “bloom”.
Bloom is a beautiful word that can be a verb OR a noun.
As a verb, it is a quiet call to action – it means “to thrive or flourish; to be in or achieve a state of healthful beauty or vigor; to produce or yield blossoms”.
As a noun, it means “the time or period of greatest beauty, artistry, etc.”
This word has enchanted me for the past year because I certainly have not felt like I was in “the time of greatest beauty” yet it’s a longing deep in my soul.
I left pencil skirts, makeup, straightened & highlighted hair, routine, dependable income……
…..leadership in the corporate world…
to yoga pants, messy buns, an exhausting schedule that fluctuates depending on the kids, and a small amount of financial return……
…..leadership in the home.
But I have found that in this new season of life, God is growing me.
He is doing more in me than I ever imagined possible and I have fallen even more in love with Him.
He has traded my sense of tangible, external beauty for a new kind of beauty that has awakened within me.
I truly feel that I am blooming (note the verb tense here…I am in the process of blooming…) and now He has called me to write.
I am answering that call because I am here to serve you, dear one. I humbly offer you what I have in the hopes it will encourage and inspire you to “bloom” in whatever season of life you may be in right now.
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