First off is my sweet sister-chick Kristen from Hope Abound. She's delightful, she's fun, aaaaannnnndddd she's the mama of twin girls with another baby on the way.
Take it away, Kristen!
Hey yall, I'm Kristen from Hope Abound. I'm so excited to be here today. But...I'll be honest when I say I've sat down many times this week with full purpose to write this post. Each time ending with some sort of distraction that has led me away from the task I was attempting to accomplish. Last night I sat here, in this very spot with another attempt in mind. That was right after I realized that I had stepped in gum somewhere outside and tracked it into the house stringing it from here to there and back again; right after I put the twins to bed for the 5th time; right after I wiped up the pizza sauce on the hallway walls; right after I took all the toys from the twins and ordered them to go. to. sleep. yet again; but all after I said so graciously to them...I Love you. And that, my friends, is the story of my life.
Over the past two years, I have truly come to admire Jamie and the life she shares each day on her blog. When she asked me if I would do a guest post my mind started rolling on what I wanted to share with her readers. Faith, my husband and family, my home, or our life as a military family. That list was long and went on and one, but one particular sparkled more so than the others.
There are days when I am simply blown away by the fact that I have been so faithfully entrusted with my girls. They have taught me more about unconditional love than I have ever learned before hand. Each day, they are becoming more funny, dramatic, strong-willed, girly, busy, and their will to learn is expanding by the minute. I love them so!
Through the excitement of expecting a child, no one tells you the fact about the hardship the job entails. It is by the hardest job I've ever taken on...Motherhood that is. At the end of each day, despite all that may have taken place, my heart is full. There are days that I wonder though...Does God really think I could handle all of this? At times it seems almost too hard and I begin to question how I'm going to pull through. He must have faith in me despite knowing that my fails will outnumber the successes because He chose to bless us with a third.
I know though, through Him, I can and will be able do it. My prayer to Him is that each day I strive to be a better Mom. That my patience is unconditional to the situations that may stress me out and rattle my brain. That my children know and continue to learn my love for them through the lessons and morals I try to instill in their hearts. I'm thankful for the blessings God has bestowed upon my life and for the moments that I've had with my children. Being their Moma is the one thing, out of all the rest, that I am the most thankful for.
It's a never-ending circle of this and that and trying moments that test the energy in this tired body that carries me around day to day. That's how things play out in our world over at
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We take each moment for what it is and play it out as it comes only hoping that we made the best out of it just as we did the one before all through the grace and love of God.
So far, so good.
Isn't she just awesome?! She does so many sweet activities with her girlies that are inspiring! It makes me wish I had twin girls... Thank you so much, Kristen, for coming over here today to share your heart with us. In the meantime, I'm going to dig my toes-ies a little deeper in the sand and supervise the sand-castle building. It's dirty job, but someone's gotta do it!