Thursday, May 31, 2012

If You Asked Me...

(This post was inspired by the wonderful Casey Wiegand.)

If you asked me how I feel about living 2 states away from my family, I would tell you that I miss them all the time. I'd tell you that sometimes I worry that my parents won't love my son the way they love their other grandchildren, who live closer to them.

I'd also tell you how amazing it was to have my mom visit this last week. It filled my heart to see that every time she looked at Nicholas, she fell in love with him all over again. It reminded me that I have nothing to worry about in the whole grandparent love department.

If you asked, I'd tell you how proud I am of my husband, who is almost finished with a super intense 9-month Bible study school. His passion for the Word of God is truly amazing. While his daily workload would make me pull my hair out, he manages to get his assignments done, spend lots of time with Nicholas and I, and still be a great friend to others. He is such a hard worker and I am blessed to be his wife.

I'd tell you how much I love being a part of the Mom's group at our YWAM community and how I think you should be a part of one too! (If you're a mom :) ). Being able to hear from newbie moms, like me, all the way to seasoned moms has blessed me immensely. To hear "I've gone through that too!" or "that's just a phase" makes me realize that I am normal. Being a part of this group gives me perspective and reminds me of how committed the Lord is to help my husband and I in our parenting. And how much I need friends in my life!

If you asked, I'd tell you how much I've been blessed by my fellow bloggers out there in the interwebs, and by you, my readers. I would sheepishly tell you how much is truly means every time I receive an encouraging word about my blog. I love getting to share my life with the people I've met through blogging, and I can't wait to see what the Lord will continue to do. I feel humbled and blessed.

If you asked, I'd tell you that I am SO PUMPED to go to my first blogging conference in October. You also would probably see a little puddle of pee around my feet because of how nervous I am about going. I don't totally know how I'll pay to get there, or how I'll pry myself away from my son and husband for 4 days - but I am trusting that the Lord will make a way.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'll probably spend most of it crying since my mom is leaving today! (Ok, that's a little dramatic.) Thanks for being a part of my life!


  1. Thank you for always sharing your heart. My kids living far away always think the same thing....that i love the grandchildren closer in proximity than theirs. So, from a grandma's point of view it's so nice to hear you realized that in such a beautiful way! I will miss you guys!!

  2. I absolutely love this post!!! That is so special that you have a group of fellow Christian moments that you can do life with...I am still trying to find a group like that. I know the LOrd will provide in his timing. Your comment on my blog the other day put a smile on my face...I think that we would be great friends in "real" life as well! :)

    Happy weekend!

  3. He gets the cutest baby award. Hands down.

  4. You're going to Influence?! Me too!


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