The Gift of Youth in Motherhood

With Mother’s Day this weekend, I can’t help but to write about my feelings and experience of being a young mom. In the very beginning of my motherhood journey, I felt slightly ashamed of being a mom so young. I felt as if people would judge me and think less of me because of my choice. Getting pregnant at twenty opens up doors for lots of judgement in being careless or opinions that I might regret it. In all reality, it was a decision I was well aware of, and very intentional in. I’ve since had time to grow into this new role for me and to embrace the change, and I am now proud to be a young mom and start a family in my early twenties. I am learning lessons I wouldn’t otherwise learn being in this stage of life. I think beyond myself when making decisions and am more considerate of other people’s situations and feelings. I am also seeing life from a new perspective, and that’s through the eyes of my son. Continue reading “The Gift of Youth in Motherhood”

Trusting God in the Height of the Waves

Reflecting back on 2018 as a whole as the year comes to a close is making me realize that life is crazy and messy. Sometimes life even feels out of control. I thought this would be the year that I would get into shape, draw closer to God, have more discipline in all areas of my life. It didn’t turn out that way. There were a lot of ups and downs, my year was by no means a calm and steady year. It was more like a storm, and I often felt like I didn’t have control over my ship… at times it honestly felt like my ship was sinking in the storm. Continue reading “Trusting God in the Height of the Waves”

Spiritual Seasons

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Well, this is it. Our life in Washington is coming to a close, and we will be moving to Idaho. We will be starting from scratch: new job, new apartment, new friends, new commute, new time zone. I have never been able to imagine living outside of Washington State. It has been, and forever will be, a special place in my heart. Continue reading “Spiritual Seasons”