Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Better late than never.

I told you I would post my morning routine, I'm sorry it's now afternoon!


                       


This is what I aim (key word "aim") for my mornings to consist of, reading God's word (beside the fireplace, coffee in hand). Did I mention I LOVE to read? Furthermore, I love reading ALL things inspirational. Nothing provides me with more inspiration than the Bible. From the Bible, I learn how to be a godly wife, a good mother, and most of all, how to be a Christian. 

I am a first time mother, and I don't know how you handled 3 a.m. wake up calls from a screaming infant that refused to sleep, but I handled mine through prayer. 


“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 

I am also a new wife. (Yes I still consider 5 years new!) Maybe your marriage doesn't enter into troubled waters, but mine has, and at times, still does. Yes, this too, is handled through prayer. 


“Wherefore they are no more twain (two), but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (separate).”
Matthew 19:6

Lastly, I am a Christian. I desire, above all else, to follow Christ. This means studying his word. Have I mentioned I love to read? I sometimes have a difficult time prioratizing bible study, with my school work, and not to mention the books I read for pleasure. But, when I finally realized that "the bible is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions," everything started falling into place. I learned how to manage my "me" time, with "His" time. 

Which brings me to this...

When I decided to leave the medical field for English, I was discouraged by those around me. It was God, however, who gave me peace to pursue my dreams, and it is God who has carried me thus far. 

Don't be discouraged by the world. God, is the ultimate encourager. Find peace in Him, and he will set you up for greatness!
 
"Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already." -Dave Willis 


**“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.”**
 
-Luke 1:45
 


Good morning world.

Here's a peak into my home!

      

No, a tornado did not hit Newnan this morning. Yes, it looks like it. 

I'll post my morning routine, shortly. At some point. It may no longer be morning however. 

What does your morning look like? 

-M 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

When duty calls.

As intriguing as John Winthrop's, "A Model of Christian Charity" is, it must wait. Yes, my grade depends upon my understanding and interpretation of the sermon, and yes, it is due Friday. However, my daughter insists I read her a bedtime story...or ten. The Mayflower Compact, The Maryland Act of Toleration, and Roger Williams, Plantation Agreement at Providence must be put on hold, because it is a quarter after 9, and my child is refusing to sleep anywhere but in my arms. I know, creating a discussion post regarding the views of leading colonists on the issue of religious toleration is quite the attention getter, but, other matters must be handled at the moment. 

Why, you ask? Well, because...I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.


...to be continued. Probably at midnight. While I prop my eyelids open with toothpicks and hold my head up with a massive stack of pillows. 

Just kidding, I am a complete night owl. 

No I'm not. 

Kind of. 

Goodnight world. 

-M 



"Children are made readers in the laps of their parents." -Emilie Buchwald 

Chasing my dreams one unhealthy meal at a time.

 
4 discussion posts. 8 peer reviewes. 4 quizzes. 2 loads of laundry. 1 child (potty training) and a dog. Why yes, yes these are reasonable excuses to eat such greasy goodness! 

P.S. Notice the pieces missing from each...my daughter refused to wait another second for her "peeza!" 
 
P.P.S. What is the point of this post you ask? Just to simply say it is ok to get overwhelmed, and when you do...eat terribly!! It will make you feel all better!
 
P.P.P.S. I sent this to my husband, his reply: "you is kind, you is smart, you is important" -The Help
He's quite the inspirer.  
 
-very tired, overwhelmed college student/mom/wife/dreamer/doer/writer 

A little about myself...or a lot...we'll see.

First, I am a wife and mother. My husband is my truest and best friend; meeting him was a true case of serendipity. I insisted I would never get married, nor have children, but, and as I'm sure you all well know, life doesn't always go as planned. In fact, I had decided I was joining the navy when I met him. I had already picked out my hair cut (I was going to have to cut off A LOT of hair), found a recruiter, told my family, and then BAM! here comes along this brown haired, brown eyed, tall, husky man with the most perfect facial features I had ever seen. (I may be a little biased!) He completely and utterly swept me off my feet, and just ten short months later, we were married. Two years later, even after I continued insisting I would never have children, we had a beautiful 9 lb. baby girl. She is now 2, and there is no way possible that I could ever, in any lifetime, imagine my life without her.

Now, (as I pause to restring the shoelaces in her converse), despite being a wife and mother, I have dreams! Yes, I said it, I have dreams outside of motherhood! While these things are the most important in my life, they do not define who I am. I am still a person with desires, and goals, and there is so much I wish to accomplish in this life. That I will accomplish.

I spent my entire life planning to be a RN when I "grew up," in fact, I worked 5 years in the medical field in order to help achieve such. I knew I wanted to help people, I loved touching the lives of others, but what I didn't know, is that there are multiple ways to do so. I have always known that I loved to read and write, but living in a small town in the south doesn't exactly make way for that type of profession. In fact, rumor has it, if you aren't a nurse or a teacher, then you aren't going to be successful. However, despite what the little birdy said, after 5 years of going to school for nursing, I decided to abandon what felt comfortable, and start over doing what I loved. Reading and writing.

I finally realized that I could touch lives and still do what I love most. So, I transferred colleges, let my hair down...(haha just kidding!), seriously though, I changed my major to English and here I am today, writing a blog and trying to get my freelance writing career kicked off! Wish me luck!

P.S. Stay tuned for more of my crazy journey!

-M



              My daughters converse I had to restring. She made an awesome attempt however!