I grew up in a world of people telling me that I wasn't enough.
I was told that I would never be a good mother- I couldn't make it on my own.
I was told that I wasn't enough, good enough, strong enough, smart enough.
As women we tend to believe the lies that people tell us.
That needs to change.
This is the gift that I hope to give to you.
YOU are BEAUTIFUL.
YOU are SMART.
YOU are STRONG.
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
Among all of the beautiful wonderful things that you were created to do, you were created to become a mother.
You were created to bring this little life into this crazy world and love him like no one else can.
I want you to look back at your birth story and see how strong, beautiful and courageous you are.
Jesus, coffee (ICED LATTE PLEASE), and my large family, usually in that order.
I have seven children, ranging in ages from 14-23. Yes, I miss when they were little and thought that I was their whole world.
Dark chocolate, a glass of Moscato, the beach, any beach... seriously- where's the closest beach?
I lived in Texas for 23 years before finally making my way back to the east coast.
I LOOOOVE standing on the shore and feeling the enormousness of the ocean, and realizing that God knows exactly how many grains of sand are on that beach, and that even though I am tiny in the scope of the universe, He still treasures me and loves me FIERCELY.
Traveling and exploring new places
Mountains, canyons, mom and pop restaurants in out of the way places, and of course... beaches.
In fact, I have THOUSANDS of pictures from my explorations just waiting for me to edit and share with you guys.
Yes, I make them take selfies everywhere we go LOL
The smell of a new baby's head.
Seriously mommas, is there any better smell in the whole world?
If they bottled that smell and sold it, I think I would have to buy it.
Oh and itty bitty baby toes!
-Music. I listen to everything from Jazz to Rock- depends on my mood.
- I would rather listen to music than watch TV any day.
- My favorite artists include
Dove Tree, and Outlier which are local Texas bands that I saw perform;
Danny Gokey (you'll have to ask for the story on that one);
and sooo many more. Seriously just depends on the day and my mood.
- A good book. When I was younger I used to escape into any book that I could get my hands on, or phone book, or cereal box... Yes I had a problem.
To Kill a Mockingbird is my FAVE! That reminds me, it's time to read it again.
I love historical fiction, or a good thriller.
Tedd Decker, Frank Peretti, Harper Lee, Angela Hunt, Karen Kingsbury, Henry David Thoreau.
Watching you as a mother dig deep into the core of who you are and find strength that you don't even know is there. Witnessing you give birth, not only to your child, but to yourself as a mother. The relief and pure joy on your face as you hold your sweet baby close after hours of fighting wave after wave of contraction and pushing with every ounce of energy that you possess, even beyond what you think that you are capable of.