Hardships aren't easy. (The clue is in the name). But I've seen great purpose come from great pain. When I struggled with maternal mental health for a second time, and sank to such depths from which I thought my marriage and my family would never recover, I couldn't see a way out. I remember crying… Continue reading When what now becomes what if
You are more than just a mom. Those words actually make me wince. Today is International Women's Day and social media is all lit up with phrases like 'you are more than just a mom, you are a woman, you can rule the world'. Hashtags like #girlboss #bossbabe #girlpower and #thisgirlcan constantly remind us that we… Continue reading Just a mom?
I've written so many blogs but not published them. I've poured my heart into pages and pages of notes. I've felt Gods presence so powerfully and cried so hard while writing that I've had to catch my breath. Many of these words need never be read by anyone other than Jesus. Like many prayers that… Continue reading Finding my purpose
Dear beautiful, Congratulations! You have joined the prestigious, bleary eyed, milk stained, caffeine fuelled club that is motherhood. Firstly I want to tell you to enjoy these precious few moments as a brand new family. Ignore the phone, wave off visitors and bed down with your baby. Cherish each gurgle, each smile, each milestone. Hold… Continue reading The letter I wish I had read as a new mom