I am starting a blog for women who are trying to live life, but who are feeling like we are just getting by. I actually have been feeling like starting this blog for over a year. It's time to begin!
Let me start by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a wife and a mother of 2 children (my daughter will soon be five, and my son is two). I live in the Pacific Northwest, near Seattle, and I grew up in Texas, so you can see where I got the idea for the blog URL and title. I studied Therapeutic Recreation at BYU-Idaho, where I also met my wonderful husband. I am a Christian, which is an integral part of who I am.
I am a survivor (I'll go into more detail soon).
I am going to try to change and improve my life and maybe touch one of yours. We are all women and many are mothers, perhaps even some who do not have children of your own. It is a calling to be a mother. We are blessed with special gifts from God, as was Mary the mother of Jesus. She had to have the Spirit with her to be able to teach the Child who He was. Similarly, we have been entrusted to care for some of God's children. What a true calling this is. I am grateful for the confidence the Lord has in us.
Hopefully, this blog will strengthen our testimonies of being a woman and a mother. I want to be able to put our priorities in order, with the Lord first, followed by spouse and family. What else could be more important? My hope is that we can become empowered, learn new talents, and come to find enjoyment in life. Let's not keep "just getting by"!
Although this will mostly be like a journal where I share experiences that have impacted my life and hopefully touch yours, I will also share date ideas, quotes, family traditions, and other fun and interesting things I come across. Please comment and let me know if there is anything you would like to see.
May we all see the tender mercies of the Lord in our lives daily. Let's make this a spiritual, fun and inspriring journey. It's time to "Saddle Up for the Ride of Life!"