Embrace: accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically

Since becoming a mom of two boys, my new life mantra has been: Embrace the Chaos! This season of life is hard. It’s exhausting. It’s spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. I rarely get a full night’s sleep, and I eat a lot of PB&Js, but this life… it is so, so, so GOOD. Writing helps me remember that being a momma is a high calling. That we have a purpose and that what we do does not go unnoticed in the end.

God has put a soft spot in my heart for mommas trying to get through these early (and tough) stages of parenting. Diapers, breast feeding, postpartum depression, discipline, potty training, toddler night terrors, kids not eating, sleep schedules…etc.  These are just some of the things I’ve walked through (and am still dealing with) and needed help from my mom or one of you. In a culture where comparison runs rampant, it’s nice to know there are other moms out there having a rough day. So when social media masks reality, just know I’m over here with bags under my eyes, drinking my 3rd cup of coffee and in the same clothes that I wore to bed the day before. Thankfully, there is always one truth we can stand on when it comes to being a mom, and that is that God made YOU the mom of your sweet babe. You. He has equipped you with everything you need to raise, love, encourage, teach, and discipline them… and best of all, to cultivate in them a heart for Jesus.

I started this blog because I want to share my own sweet and chaotic life in a space that my kids and family will always have. I want the photos, joys, and stories to be here for them to look back on, and if it encourages one mom along the way, it’s worth it. I most definitely have not been through everything, but I have been through some difficult seasons like the rest of you. We are all on a beautiful journey.  So let’s embrace, enthusiastically and willingly, the chaos together…or at least try 🙂