15 Years of Mothering {and why it’s harder than I ever thought!}

Fifteen years ago our daughter was born. I had all kinds of hopes and dreams about what life with a girl was going to be. I envisioned tea parties and dance classes. I looked forward to pedicures and movie dates. I anticipated shopping trips and girls only getaway weekends. I was sure I’d be the kind of mom who knew when to listen and how to point her daughter back to Scripture. I just knew we’d share a love for Bible study and maybe even one day do conferences together for moms and ... [Read More]

Parenting Is Hard …
and some days I just want to give up

It's been a rough few weeks around here. I'm not saying having a teenager is the hardest thing in the world because obviously there are people who deal with far greater challenges. But, I am going to say it's just really hard. And honestly, some days I just want to give up. I feel so inadequate for this task. There are so many things I'm not ... patient and gentle being at the top of the list lately. I have felt like we are in constant battle and I am so tired. As my friend Stacey would say, ... [Read More]