I have a confession. This is not my first time (attempting) to start a blog. Over a year ago I paid way too much money (read $100+) buying a package and a domain name and got all excited about what I was going to do with it. That year came and went and that money was wasted because the last year was a doozie…we found out I was pregnant (surprise!), I finished my last year of grad school (who knew the letters M & A could be so expensive?!), completed an internship in the mental health field (ever tried to get a group of kids with ADHD to complete a…squirrel!), and a host of other events and changes that took priority over blogging about it all.
Fast-forward to now-baby Emory is here and the most exquisite creature her dad and I have ever laid eyes on! This coming from the woman who was “never going to get married, and if I ever do, I’m NOT having kids…hahahaha…ha! Cue the colic she had for the first 2 months of her life, the teething that started at 3 months, the fact that I haven’t had coffee since I found out I was pregnant, and the fact that control over my hypothyroidism flies completely out the window thanks to the surge of pregnancy hormones and then their swift exit, and you’ve got a sleep deprived stay-at-home momma with a lot of time to ponder the deeper things of life. Things like the quickest, easiest meal I can possibly make so that my husband and I don’t starve, how to bribe a cranky (almost) 4 month old into a nap, what excuses to come up with so that people who drop by won’t think we actually live in this squalor all the time, how to make a dollar stretch to China and back, how we can manipulate a 130-year-old farmhouse into the house of our dreams, and how merciful our God is to bless me with the abundant, unexpected, blessing-filled, downright exhausting, stressful and rich life I get to share with my favorite people on the planet.
So, here’s to adding blogging to my to-do list that has never been more full to date. I’ve already made it further in this blogging venture than I did a year ago, so I’m feeling pretty good about this whole thing. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!