Mother of Three (5, 4, 2, with #4 on the way!)
Stay at Home Mom
I was born in Cullman, AL.
I currently live in Auburn, AL.
Something that brings me joy as a mother is definitely.. nap time – but in all seriousness, having the opportunity to daily pour into, love, and build up my children is one of the highest honors of my life. Being my favorite people’s “safe place” is an incredible feeling.
What is your reaction to being nominated? – I absolutely cannot believe someone thought to, and took the time and energy to nominate me, especially considering how many INCREDIBLE mothers I know in this community! In this season where I often question if I am doing well as a mother, and I cannot receive affirmation from my kids on that front just yet, due to their young ages, it is incredibly encouraging to hear that someone out there thinks I am doing well in this role!
My biggest word of advice would be: have your people. Have someone (spouse, friend, sister, mother, whatever) that you can be open with about EVERYTHING. Some of the heaviest loads we carry as mother’s are the silent, mental burdens we are tempted not to share, and the relief that comes from being able to simply speak frankly with someone is absolutely huge.
And in that same vein, having a solid church family that you know and that knows you, can be one of the biggest ways the Lord blesses your journey as a mom.
What influences did YOUR mother (or similar figure) have on you as a mother yourself?
I am one out of ten children, so as I have become a mom, I am more and more in awe of the sacrifices my mother made to care for us, from her example, I learned that, however imperfect your efforts might be, giving all you can for your children is absolutely worth it.