Blogging, oddly enough, is a weird "burden". I love having one and long to be someone who journals everyday and uses it as a way to write down all the things I don't want to forget. One wouldn't know it but I really would love to have a blog that touches people. A place where I can be real and honest about what life is like as a women who is trying to figure out how to do these things called marriage, parenting and somehow trying to remember who I am outside of those two very defining roles, but holy moly its a lot of work! Ha! I mean honestly, I go so long between post that its hard to know what to post about. My life is moving at lightening speed how can I recap and move on. Apparently I have some OCD tendencies because its hard to just pick up and go forward without mentioning the 3000 big things that have happened since I posted last. For example since posting last I had another baby (Numero 4), Avery asked Jesus into her heart, we sold a house, built a house, and moved in, birthdays, birthdays, birthdays galore. Not to mention so many little things that were huge for us. Those are just a few but still how is a girl suppose to just start from today without giving each one of those precious big moments their special entry. Well I'm not sure, but today I enter a new decade of life so I figure if I'm going to give this another go, perhaps today is a good day. So here is to my 50th try at successful blogging. Please check back often but don't judge if I totally drop the ball....again.
Today I'm thirty and crazy enough woke singing Tim McGraws Next Thirty Years and I've been singing it all day (Lord please send me another song). The last 10 years have been so amazing and FAST and also very S L O W. How does that work?? I have no idea! I have been thinking the last few days about the last 10 years. I moved to Fayetteville and moved in with a total stranger (no joke). It was a blessing because she is my best friend, her family is my family, and she introduced me to my husband. So let me quickly recap the last 10 years. I moved to Fayetteville, went to nursing school, became a wife , built our first house, graduated nursing school, got pregnant, had my heart broken when I miscarried,our God is gracious and we got pregnant very quickly afterwards with Roman, Became a mom, quit working at the hospital to stay home (never went back),Suffered another miscarriage but again God is good! He blessed us again when 11 months later we had Avery Claire, became landlords, bought a home, SURPRISED when we got pregnant with Ella (I know you seem to be reading the same thing over and over...yep we had a lot of babies pretty fast). Life was pretty crazy so guess what we did.....Right! We got pregnant, sold our house, started building again. Had our fourth baby, Beckem. Last June we moved again (and hopefully the last time) and life has been a wild ride.
We've been challenged and God has been stirring our hearts to do more. In October we started thinking about foster care and adoption. We are now in the process of getting our home open and will start fostering and Lord willing adopt through the system. More on that at another time! We are excited (although it was a journey to get there). We've been reminded when God lays something on your heart just go with it. He's with us and as we seek Him crazy changes happen in our heart. The desires of our heart align with his will. That's where I want to be!
My husband turned 30 a week ago and I told him maybe our thirties would slow down a bit but I think we both know we really don't want that. We love our crazy life and all the craziness that comes with it. So here I go. I'm hoping to bring it in my THIRTIES!