Unchanging, Constant , & Steady

For a long time I’ve always asked the same question: “How do I know God is trying to talk to me?”

Tonight, the puzzle was solved. 

My mom Bible Study was completely relevant to tonight’s random discussion with a bunch of great ladies. 

These are pictures of Our oldest, Born seven years ago and my oh my has she changed in her short years. While Kaylee continued to grow into our sweet daughter, God remained the same. The God we prayed to about so badly wanting a child so healthy and bright, is the same God we continue to pray to about our health, well being, and love. πŸ’“

Tonight while sitting at church with friends, we discussed change in jobs. So much so that many years ago jobs were consistent and changes in jobs were rare. Tonight we discussed that changes can happen for the good and to not look at it for the bad. While this has been something I’ve been personally struggling with lately, I know that everything happens for a reason and these reasons are because my God is consistent. He is the same God that was with me through my first job and he is the same God that will be with me through my last. Regardless of how many jobs I have.

We have been married to each other for a little over ten years and even though our appearance has changed (just a little bit😜) and have created three beautiful children, we have had the same God through our wedding date, through the birth of our three beautiful children.

Through faulty health and the passing of much loved ones, like my poppop, God remained the same.

Tonight, my kids drove me crazy so much so that I had to scream to get their attention and whip some butt to get ready for church(πŸ˜‚) but through all the midsts of the post screaming behavior pictures I took of my kiddos, God remained calm and steady and listened to my prayers and calmed anxieties. 

Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Even though change is not always easy to embrace, I’ve reminded myself to learn to accept it because God has always remained the same. (Consistent & Steady)

His love for us is never-ending. 


Until your pictures become a Memory

Hi, it’s me, Moms, Minivans, & Messes.

This evening was an eye opener for me and I’ll tell you why:

My sister in law said something this morning that caught my attention:

Something to the effect of “I wish I had taken more pictures of our second son when he was born….”

Since I can remember having my own phone, I have always been known to take a picture of something..My drink, my dinner, my messy house, my messy kids, etc. Ive always been ridiculed for taking pictures of EVERYTHING and posting them to social media. I’m making memories because I know one day that is all they will be are memories. These memories make me happy because a year from now I’ll be able to look back at a time where I was extremely happy about a special event in my life.

This is my family and my son and for a short 45 minutes we sat with family and friends and celebrated a young couple giving their lives to each other for the rest of their lives, or a wedding. It was also a reminder of the love we shared when we gave our lives to each other a mere ten years ago.

This is a memory of our first family vacation. The vacation where we had to buy a brand new car because our transmission died, the vacation where we brought two nannies who helped us tremendously, and even got a laugh or two out of the trip.

This memory is when Aunt Edna took Walker for a ride on the golf cart. It’s a memory because one day she will no longer be here physically.

This is a special memory that I will cherish because it was one of our date nights and when I’m feeling down, I always look back to pictures like this and realize that my sweet husband makes me laugh and then I’m reminded why I love him so much. 

Today, we met Jed, a new cousin and he is just precious! I was talking to my sister in law about how she took a lot of pictures. I really enjoyed taking pictures, too because I want our kids to grow up and see all these memories that I have shared. I want to be able to remember when I’m 90 and my dementia has set in that I lived a good life with a loving family.

Today we also stopped by my inlaws and took time to enjoy company with my kids great grandmother, because one day she will also be a memory. Our kids cherish this time with her so much. 

Take as many pictures as you can and enjoy taking them because one day they will only be a memory.πŸ’“

Consumed with Limited Influences

For the past several months, my focus was diverted to my career path and I had quickly forgotten many duties.
My Godly Duties

My Spousal Duties

My family Duties

My home Duties

The list goes on and on and on. I was so consumed by my work that I honestly just forgotten my motherly Duties and all the Duties listen above.
God allows things to happen at the right moment at the right time and while some days we may not understand the meaning or the know in it all, we have to be still and know that our Lord has a greater path for us, always!

This was the first time I was able to spend an evening with my husband and go on an annual date! We spent our ten year anniversary singing and dancing, well mostly me singing and dancing, along with Carrie Underwood.  

We had a blast and even enjoyed each other’s company. I couldn’t believe how much time I wasted away from my husband and this beautiful family we created for a job. 
My husband And I discussed many things on the way to the concert, but the one thing my husband said made me realize why we are still married,”I will support you in anything you do” I could mess up a million times and my husband would still have my back. 
We had a truly great time and we’re just in awe that we have survived as a couple this long.

Our three beautiful kids that we made..I was consumed with my job and put them on the back burner. What was I thinking?! Each of our children needed my time and I was consumed with other things that I had forgotten about their needs and how they needed their father. Kaylee needed a lot of attention with our ADHD, Chelsea needed more love, hugs, and kisses, and Walker just wanted more cuddle time. I had forgotten about all that. It was pretty selfish of me and I’ve realized that I had wasted three months of my life neglecting my children to care for other children.

Since I stepped away from my career, I have been able to spend more time with my God, keeping my children more in touch with my Lord, and spending more time in my daily devotions-feeding my soul, that was also neglected.

Since then, I’ve had so much time to consume myself and my responsibilities with positive influences! I’ve never been happier; my children are happier and are learning more about God. My husband and I are finally communicating more about our love for one another and life has been pretty laid back and happy!

God has finally put our life on track, so don’t ever limit your influences and consume them with what God doesn’t want because if you listen, he will tell you!