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Relationships are so important, but the wrong people will hinder your progress. Pray for discernment. Love EVERYONE, but please be mindful of the company you keep. Friendships aren’t confusing and you shouldn’t have to wonder if they will show up for you.
Don’t miss what’s hiding in plain sight.
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Ive struggled with the words for this post for months now. Never enough never right but my heart needs to set them free. Somedays it feels like ever step of this infertility journey has been fraught with hurt & anxiety, guilt& loneliness. Crippling loneliness, alot of my own doing for fear of the shame of being branded barren. It was easier to isolate my heart than share my secret shame.
I haven't always sought His will and direction, learning to surrender what I want most is a constant battle against myself & leaning into mercy & grace. I'll be the first to tell anyone that I am thankful for this journey & all the good things that have come along the way, but I still have moments of absolute anguishing bone deep grief.
Most recently..a few months ago I was laying on the bathroom floor just sobbing, silent angry one-sided conversations with God. Feeling lost, forgotten... Alone. I flat out brazenly asked "what else am I supposed to learn from this!? What else God? What am I supposed to do? " I was angry, hurt, exhausted.
As I calmed down huffing and sniffing, repenting;a single word came to mind. "Community. I want you to learn community". "But God, what do you mean? Community?" I have friends,people I associate with" a gentle tugging on my heart " no, daughter, the joy of community &fellowship of kindred spirits". I was afraid to share my story.
I never intended this corner of the world to become my mission field, I never thought I would have a cause I champion so fiercely as infertility &hope but here I am. And I am absolutely WRECKED by the love & the community I have found here.
So many of you reach out beyond your screens with tangible gifts of hope & love &real life beautiful moments together ; old & new friends with words of encouragement and understanding. Nowhere have I ever felt the highs of joy celebrating &rejoicing with you lovely women in this community as you welcome your rainbow babes into the world, as you foster little hearts &bring into your folds babes by adoption as we were adopted by Christ.
Continued in comments✨
(photo by @rennes._ who graciously extended community to me w/all these lovely souls last year)
How To Be Engaged: Lesson no.2 •
You’re probably going to get stressed out. There will probably be tears. You will probably want to stop eating healthy and working out—Tacos are just easier, I know from personal experience; but don’t give up. Know that you’re not the only girl in the world crying from the stress of trying to make hundreds of people happy at a party that’s supposed to be about everything you love. Guys, it’s normal for your girl to bawl her eyes out over appetizers and cake flavors, it’s going to be ok. You’ll both survive and be better because you worked together to solve the problems. Lean on each other. Don’t take your stress out on one another. If you’re stressed at the caterer, don’t get upset at your fiancé. They are on your team. In scripture it says two are better than one, Paul wrote that. He’s right. Hold onto your team and love them fiercely, after all, the wedding is one day, your spouse will be here long after the lights dim, the music fades, and the food gets cleaned up.
Came home today and just felt gross with a scratchy throat and a headache. I rubbed this blend on the bottoms of my feet and my forearms and I’m not even kidding when I say within 30 minutes, I felt so much better. Oils amaze me 🌿
• 10 drops of Thieves • 10 drops of lemon
• 10 drops of Frankincense • Fill the rest of the way with carrier oil (I used jojoba!)
All of these oils come in the starter kit too!
Bippity bump’s poking out and taking up lots of space. Love sweet moments with my little guy wiggling around while I seek precious seconds with Jesus. //
Any other moms feel like they need to get it all together before new baby makes their debut? 🙋♀️ You can’t see it in this picture, but my hair was a mess, I’d yet to brush my teeth and I got zero sleep because I spent all night finishing the nursery with Zach. I wish I could say I’m wearing this outfit because it’s cute and cozy, but I’m really wearing it because it’s the only thing that fits outside of the jeans I had on beforehand that I sneezed in and accidentally tinkled on. So, yay pregnancy. 🤪
It is not in our nature to accept grace easily, especially females — even more so, it seems, moms. This journey has forced me to reconcile with my imperfections and embrace my shortcomings. //
I’m learning to stop trying to fix the chaos; I’m trying to release it. Even chaos is part of a bigger, beautiful picture and baby Zay is going to make this crazy even more fun 🎉
The 2 most important questions I am asking right now are:
1. What is God saying?
2. How am I responding to it?
Hear and obey. I can’t get away from it and I absolutely don’t want to.
I want all that You want Lord. More so, I want You.
I'm about to get real honest, transparent, and vulnerable with you guys. Are you ready?
Yesterday was a really bad mental health day for me. I was feeling super depressed and my anxiety was acting up and frankly, I spent most of the day in bed. (how's that for transparency?) But today I feel much better! You know why? Because I let the depression be. I acknowledged it. I accepted it. I thought about it. I journaled about it. I talked to Pearson about it. I identified some triggers and some things deep down that I thought could be contributing to it.
And then I got up and went shopping. Then I spent some time reading a good book and went to bed early. I got up with my alarm this morning 🙌, did my Bible study, took some vitamin D (because Portland is currently covered in smoke and we can't spend time outside), and died my hair! (to see my hair and hear more about this, watch my story). Anyway, I'm telling you all this to say if you feel depressed or sad or upset or angry, that's okay! These negative emotions aren't bad! They just mean you're human. Don't avoid or deny them. Don't try to hide them or push them down. Let them be. Feel what you need to feel. Do what you need to do to process. Whether that's eating pizza and ice cream in bed or confiding in a friend or spouse. Or both. And then, once you've let the emotion have its place in your head and you feel able, move on. Do something that makes you happy.
Bottling up these emotions never helped anybody and yet I feel like that's what we have always been taught to do. No more! #mentalhealth#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthawareness
How do you choose your best yes? .
This quote stopped me in my tracks. I have a tendency to say yes to everything and everyone, and in the end, I have no time for anything or anyone. I think that I’ll be missing out on something new and exciting if I don’t say yes. But in reality, I’m giving less of my time to something that is more important. When I say yes to that 10 more minutes of scrolling Instagram, I get less time in the Word in the morning . When I say yes to a project that is better suited for someone else, I spend less time working in my strengths. When I say yes to working in my business, I give less time to my family. .
I’m working on saying yes only to those things that will grow the things important to me and those around me. Here’s to finding our best yes’s 🙌🏼
John Piper asks a question that is worth taking the time to reflect on. God is a Father who loves to give his children many blessings but that is just a tiny part of what a deep relationship with the Father is. Father is such a loving God that He wants to have a relationship with you that goes beyond what He can do for you. Just like any other friend or family member there is a relationship that has been developed over time. You both put time, effort and love in the relationship to keep close to one another. Think if your relationship was only going to your friend or family only when you need something. Now think about that with Father. He is much more than a blesser. He is a Father and a friend. He loves to know about the things that other people couldn’t care less about. He has a sense of humor. He also is sad when we are hurting. It says in the Bible that He is close to the broken-hearted. The more you draw near to Him then the more He will draw near to you! We encourage you to take time today to go deeper with Father. Be blessed today! 💕