If I could have asked my younger self where I would be at age 31… I promise you I never would have imagined a mom to two beautiful girls! I always thought that I would make a great boy-mom, and truly anticipated having a home full of dirt-covered little dudes and a family room covered in sports balls and legos! BOY was I wrong! God has a great sense of humor. Instead I have a home full of princess dresses, an over-sized bright-pink Barbie Dream house, drawers of bows and headbands, and baby dolls around every corner… and the crazy part is, I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
FACT: When you are doing stuff that matters, you will become fatigued.
9 months and 22 days… This is the time that has passed since my husband and I welcomed Payton into the world. As parents, we strive to model a life of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, humility, confidence, hard-work, and self control. In all of that, it is easy to be laser-focused on raising our children and lose sight of the driving force behind our children… our marriage. Although we have a great marriage, to say that “marriage is easy” would be misleading. We believe whole-heartedly that great marriages don’t happen on accident… A great marriage is never without hardwork, commitment, and a gritty determination to make it great.