I can't believe I turned 3-0 today!!!🎉🥳🥂
Leaving my 20s full of grace, wisdom, experiences, and growth.🌱 It's been one heck of a decade. I don't even know the 20 year old girl I once was. Change//transformation is so good -- especially when it's GOD'S handiwork.🙏 Praise Jesus I'm not who I used to be.❤️
Entering my 30s with confidence + God directing my steps through this next decade of my life. #cheersto30#BirthdayGirl#jesustakethewheel
When your bible study talks about comfort being a giant that needs to conquered 😳. I def like my comfort zone and don’t like stepping out. #jesustakethewheel#trustandbelieve
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If you follow the LBB Instagram and FB pages then you already know that I went to Hobby Lobby for shop supplies today. I tried to stick to my list but as I was rounding the corner and heading to checkout this beauty stared me dead in the face. It fits perfectly for this season of life and I hung it where we would see it every day. #lifeiscrazy#mavericks#jesustakethewheel#seriously
Please enjoy this happy pic while I tell you how the night really went down
A 9pm bedtime quickly headed downhill when Reagan's attitude got her in trouble for hitting me. She cried. A lot. And her tears always lead to other things she wants to cry about:
I wanted to eat my candy cane
I wanted to wear my sparkly shoes
I want my sparkly dress
I'm not tired
I don't want to be a kitty
I hate sleeping here
I want my other bed
I want my dad
Take me to my dad's ............. Ugh. You guys. Daniel and I work really well together. Our girls get both of us every day. We encourage each other in parenting and we encourage our girls' relationships with each other.
But man........it freaking sucks to hear that.
And I had Grace you guys. I had Grace through the kicking and the screaming and the crying until she said she hates sleeping here. After the 3rd or 4th time she said it, I screamed. Like, I yelled so loud that my throat still hurts. I yelled "THIS IS A GOOD HOUSE! AND THAT IS A GOOD BED! AND I AM A GOOD MOM!" It was my breaking point, apparently.
And I haaaaaaate the nights like this.
But it's bound to happen, right? They are 6 and 3 and they say crazy things and they speak from the flesh when they don't get their way because they know our buttons better than anyone.
But I think........1. our bonds are strengthened through times like this. When we are stuck together in close quarters, all 3 of us crying, being mad but hugging it out, loving through it.....His power is made strong in our weakness.
And 2. when you are always looking for Jesus, you will always find Him. After long moments of no words, just sobs.... Reagan grabbed my hand and said "I love you Mom" ....... Most of our days are good, and fun, and [dare I say] easy. Tonight was hard. But in case you are here, in the trench, let me remind you, you are not alone. You are strong enough to walk through this. Bad moments don't make bad kids. And bad moments don't make bad mamas. 🖤
This is my second most referenced verse in the bible, in my home. (The first is Jeremiah 29:11). I have loved this verse since the first time I read it. It is one of those promises from God that I hold on to and try to live out each day. Isn't it amazing that when we commit ourselves to honoring and following the prompting of God, he causes our plans to succeed? I truly believe it is because He has already ordained them, as he states in Psalm 139:16. We can go from point A to point Z by allowing him to guide us, and get there sooner... or we can use our free will to twist and turn on the way there. God is so good He allows us to choose. Either way, is no surprise to God. He will even use all of it for your good, all He needs is your love in return!
Day 3 of Rain, and the gloom is not just in the sky. Having an Emo day to say the least. Trying to find a reason to get dressed, but none seem worthy enough. 😱There are moments when I don’t recognize myself, my mind says this isn’t me. But then, yes it actually is. Right now anyway. I’ve never been a stay in my pjs kinda of person, like ever! Not that there is anything wrong with it, if that’s how you roll. I get it! It’s comfy. I like it.
On the daily, I ask myself wtf happened to my life? Yeh, potty mouth, just like that. 🤬Please tell me you get me, you’re just like me, and we should be Insta BFFS! 👯♀️ Or maybe the overwhelming disappointments in life have you saying, “how did this happen” and, “ Its not supposed to be this way”. Well, you’re right it isn’t. And all the big struggles have hit me hard. Marriage, family, adult kids, finances, my health, my faith! “Lord! ,
can’t a girl come up for some air.” I’m learning sometimes old things have to die, before new life can grow back. Old mindsets, old beliefs, old stories we tell ourselves. Or plans we made for what we’d expected would have happened by now.
We all want to post the prettiest squares, with the cleanest aesthetic, but guess what? Life is messy! And sometimes it gets down right ugly!People are broken, marriage can drive you mad, and children can make you pull a “Thelma & Louise” in a hot minute! #jesustakethewheel
I named this page @todayisbliss , because I know I can find the joy in living everyday. Even when it’s extremely challenging, I find beauty around me. When I’m full of complaints, and in despair, I can choose gratitude instead. At any moment I can change the story, and focus on the blessings in my life. I can even choose to get dressed today. Maybe. 🤔😂😂😂 But, this post may be my biggest accomplishment today, and I’m okay with that. “Mama said there would be days like this”. Cue the music, because “The sun will come out tomorrow.”Or maybe the next day perhaps, So go ahead and love yourself. #rainy#instaemotions#rainydayfeeling#sad#lifequotes#loveyourself#darkinteriors#darkinteriorstyle#followyourbliss#sandwichboardwisdom#cheerup#strugglebustoday#itsnotsupposedtobethisway isway
God has a way of surprising us with the plans He has for our lives.
I can tell you that a year ago I never would've guessed I'd be a kindergarten teacher. And now, I love it.
Today's blog post is actually all about my teaching job - and specifically, how I teach kindergarten with one hand. I didn't think much about it until I sat down to write this post, but there are things I have to do a little differently as a one-armed teacher.
Read more by visiting the link in my bio!