this is a late post, in honor of motherhood and journaling and realness and honesty -- some of my favorite things.
I used to be an avid journaler -- one of my best friends, Stephie, got me into it and it became a regular part of my every day routine. Before bed, I'd write about my day, and usually a prayer or a pro/con list or set of goals. I was good at it and I loved it, and it was fun to have all that written down to look back on. Fast forward to now: life is so busy (which I really dislike sometimes!!!!!) and I'm always on the go, chasing after Forest, running errands, hanging out with peeps -- and journaling hasn't been an everyday thing for me since before my kid was born, maybe even before we got married! So I recently made a goal to write something down every day in my journal, either a full entry or a sentence or quick list or little prayer -- just so I have something to look back on to remember these days that are moving way too quickly. Its really important to me to remember the little things, the things that aren't in photos or snapchat. I love those little things the most.
Anyways, I'd like to share my journal entry from Mother's Day this year, because motherhood is such a crazy ride and because I am a firm believer in sharing stuff, especially the hard stuff, if only to encourage other moms, and remind them that they aren't alone!
all that to say: if you are loving, you are doing a good job. learning, trying, loving, fighting through the discouragement and exhaustion. you can do it. you are strong and you are capable and you are not alone! #momlife!!