This past June marked a year of us living in Louisville. That is the longest we've lived anywhere in the last three years! As time has past, I've grown to love our city & all the great things it has to offer. One of the things that God has placed on my heart this past year, especially after years of constant moving, is loving where you are.When we moved to Kentucky, it was really hard for me to love where I was because I still wasn't sure if this was where we were suppose to be. I was waiting for something to happen that would cause us to move again. Yet, God lined everything up for us to stay planted here in Louisville. Once you know you are planted somewhere, it is easy to flourish in all that you do. This past year in Louisville has been filled with extraordinary opportunities, growth, hardship, love and affirmation that God knows what He's doing in & for our life. I am so excited to see what is in store for our future in Louisville.
Being a wife, mother & teacher is really hard. Like really really hard.Lately, I've been feeling entirely overwhelmed. Which always leads to me thinking: what am I doing wrong?Social media makes it seem like so many women in world have life all figured out. It's so easy to get caught up in trying to be like other moms, wives & teachers. But let's be honest, the struggle is real. I have two buckets of clean, folded laundry on my couch. It's been there for a week. I have about four loads of laundry to start, toys to clean up, groceries to buy, lesson plans to finish & a house to clean. I run on six hours of sleep & large cups of coffee.I get really moody & shut my husband out when I get overwhelmed. I also get really needy & expect my husband to read my mind. I sometimes feel guilty for not giving my daughter more quality time because I am always trying to cook/clean/work. Going to target alone & walking through every aisle is therapy. Also, I am so stubborn & hate asking for help. Life gets so hard & I am always so hard on myself.Where is this all going? Well, it's to let all women know that you're not alone. This is my real life. I don't have life figured out. I sometimes fail as a wife, mother & teacher. I am only human. I know I'm not the only one & you're not either. Life is a struggle but God has equipped you & me for whatever life throws our way.So remember that you're doing a great job. Keep hustling. Keep it real.