Motherhood

Holy Ground to Our Story

I obeyed because I knew He was giving me the chance to not only walk out of my prison of shame that had caused wounds to myself and to her, but also to obliterate the whole effing thing so that it wouldn’t be a place I would run to in our friendship ever again.

Holy Ground to Our Story

The Load

I don’t want to ignore what the loneliness is trying to tell me because the broken places in me need to be dealt with, but I also don’t want the loneliness to overshadow every day in this season.

The Load

Percentages and Margins

and i tried to talk to myself as i would a friend… ”this is a season, it won't always feel like your percentages are completely taken up, you are normal.”

Percentages and Margins

A Map in the Midst

Despite the blurring pain, I always knew that God would use that part of our story to breathe life and hope into others who are also walking through a “detour” season.

A Map in the Midst

Keep Inviting

If you’re wondering where that community is for you, I want to hand you my bouquet of lavender… I extend this to you in confident affirmation that it IS coming. You won’t always feel lonely or disconnected.

Keep Inviting

Smidge of Grace

i can sit with myself on days when i'm struggling when before i just wanted to escape into iphone land, or to target, or to anything that would distract me even a little bit from how threatened i felt

Smidge of Grace

Ripples in the Wave

I began to feel the start of a bit of unraveling… I fought it as I was honestly so sick and tired of becoming unraveled about my infertility. She whispered, “He can tell that you are afraid to hope, Adge.”

Ripples in the Wave

Kick Steps

I think there are some sacred places where God helps us push through our fears. Often, these places are where you get to be in your glory; meaning they are where you feel alive, feel free, feel fully yourself.

Kick Steps

Owning Our Stories

it seems at every chapter start and turn of the page, we are given a new opportunity to own OUR story, to build on our God-given identity, to resist comparison.

Owning Our Stories

Herding

Mostly, this perspective of my life helps me keep things light. It is also gives me creative insight into how to parent my children and care for my family.

Herding

Mom Tribes

at one point, between the blood and tears and pizza and crying, she said "kel, moms just need moms." and it struck me. that's EXACTLY what i need in this season of my life.

Mom Tribes

Desire (for the Long Haul)

I think I’ve discovered something in these last ten years...these are the things that helped me live fully and revive my desire.

Desire (for the Long Haul)

brave

i often feel very over-stimulated in parenthood ... it’s loud and really messy and i really like things to look pretty and keep looking pretty

brave

Saying Yes to Identity

I finally decided that my life was important ... that would mean leaving my guilt behind for a healthier sense of who I was and what I was called to in the world.

Saying Yes to Identity

Light at the End of the Tunnel

As the light at the end of the tunnel starts to get brighter, I am reminded that it's not just about where we end up but about the journey it takes to get there. 

Light at the End of the Tunnel