Every Season, God Is There

Every Season

Hello, Everyone!

Before I became a mom I wondered what it would be like. Actually, I wondered a lot of things but one thing more than others: how would I raise my child right? Everyone has their own way of doing things and raising children is no exception.

I realized that motherhood was a HUGE responsibility, and while I did not know how I was going to be the so-called “perfect mother”, I knew that my womb craved the task. Luckily for us, we got pregnant almost a year after making the decision to become parents.

My pregnancy was like a dream come true (if you ignore the horrible mood swings). I had no morning sickness. I felt like I was right where I belonged in life. There were times when I wondered what life would be like without her inside of me. I honestly cried at the thought of our separation at times. But there were also times when I imagined holding her in my arms, seeing her with he daddy, hearing the sound of her cries…

Ten months of pregnancy, 23 hours of labor, and she was finally here. I thought to myself “I love her so much, but now what?” I wondered things from how do I know why she is crying?-to- How do we provide when we don’t have it?

It has been two years now and I have learned a valuable lesson. When God gave us Abriyannah He did not go anywhere. I think I became so overwhelmed that I was blinded to the fact that this was not something that God was leaving for my husband and me to do alone. God has been there every step of the way. We learned what her cries meant and how to calm her. We also created the perfect work schedule that allowed one of us to be there when the other was at work. And if you are wondering, no, I never became the perfect mother.

Conclusion: I had this silly idea that when I became a mother that Father God would take a back seat and expect me to be the parent that he was to me. God hasn’t gone anywhere and He never will. I can always depend on God to see me through every season of my life. That doesn’t just go for me but for you as well. If you are facing a new season in your life don’t fear. Matthew 28:20 says, “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (ESV).

No matter what season you are in know that God isn’t taking a back seat. He is there with you and He is an active participant in your life.

Stay Blessed,

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Twenty Seven

7/31/2014

On this very day last year I turned 26 years old and I was pregnant with my daughter. A few months later I gave birth to that amazing blessing.  Overall, for me personally,  26 was the beginning of a new chapter but the ending of another one. A few weeks ago my grandma/adopted mother passed away and that has been difficult. I’ve struggled to find the balance between being strong, because I am a mom with responsibilities, and with finding time to grieve. I am still working to find the balance but it does get better day by day.

Today I am blessed to say that I turn 27 years old. I now enter into a new year of life and I have been doing some reflecting. It’s nothing special but here it goes…

Things That I’ve Learned About Myself In 27 Years:

1. I am a person who believes in commitment. (If I say I will do something I fully intend to follow through).

2. I am an emotional person.

3. I love being a mother.

4.  I love being a wife.

5. I love to be around family.

6. I am a people person.

7. I enjoy talking.

8. I am a Christian and I need God everyday. (I am nothing without Him).

9.  I believe in working hard.

Things That I’ve learned in 27 years:

10. That I am stronger than I thought.

11. There are lessons to learn from all painful situations.

12. Every friendship isn’t always meant to last forever.

13. Being a mom can be hard work at times, but as crazy as it sounds, I enjoy it.

14. God is so faithful.

15. It isn’t my job to change a person but to love them where they are, as God works on changing them.

16. To enjoy the small moments as well as the big ones.

17.  Not to compare myself, or others,  but instead appreciate what I’ve been given.

18. Everyone is not trustworthy.

Things That I Still Have to learn:

19. To be comfortable in my own skin.

20. Not to take myself too seriously.

21.  What my God given purpose. (I know that we all have more than one but I am seeking that main one.  I hope that makes sense.)

22. That I have the right to stand up for myself.

23.  How to forgive myself sooner instead of beating myself up over a mistake. To repent, know that God has forgiven me, and then forgive myself as well.

24. To laugh at myself more often than not.

25.  How not to allow fear to hold me back .

26. How to drive a vehicle.

27. So much more about my hair on this hair journey.

There you have it some personal reflections. Love you all and thanks for all the support. God bless!

VOTD- Verse(s) Of The Day

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (AMP)

Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

With that being said ask yourself this question: are you truly loving others?

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Thankful Thursdays

My daughter is sleeping, my husband is at work, and I am sitting here just thinking. It is easy to find things to complain about. It is easy to allow the stresses of life to over take me and for me to get lost in the negative thoughts and allow them to take over.  I am not going to do that today. I would love to say that I will never do that again, but what would lying get me? Today I am going to choose to be thankful and in this quick  post I will be thankful out loud. Here are ten things, in no particular order, that I am thankful for.

I AM THANKFUL FOR…

1. My family.

2. My Health and for the health of my family.

3. The job that I have.

4. Lights, water, air/heat, and all the things I tend to take for granted.

5. Loving people being  in my life on a daily basis.

6. Laughter (It is something that I truly cherish).

7. God’s grace and mercy.

8. This blog. I am able to say so much to so many different people from right here.

9.  All my blog readers and/or subscribers. I appreciate the love and support.

10. My daughter and who God has made her to be.

While there are so many things to be thankful for I thought I would just do 10. I could go on and on but I will stop here. Have a wonderful, blessed, and thankful day everyone.