I am sitting in front of my computer and trying to process through what I have to say about the past decade. I have had a tearful start to the mornings of this past week as I have tried to do the same. 2017-2018 I have had a struggle with the coming of October 11. The best way to track a decade is start at the beginning.
2008 age 20
I was a sophomore in college at Oklahoma Baptist University. My roommate and some of our suitemates blindfolded me ( which lead to me falling asleep) enroute to a place I had talked about so highly from when I was touring colleges- POPS 66 Soda Ranch! The thing is that these girls had never been there and it took WAYY longer than it should have to get there but it was soo much fun introducing them to POPS. That weekend I headed to San Antonio with my fiance to get our engagement photos.
I got married during my 20th year to the love of my life. We planned our entire wedding in 6 days after I caught the bouquet at his cousins wedding on January 3. …
I watched Dinosaurs as a kid, and actually do not remember much except I do remember the baby yelling, "Not the mama", which is about what I echo each time I am out and about with the children that I have nannied in my life. I am not a mama, yet but I do care for the children I teach, coach and care for as if they were my own. So every time I say no I am not the mama, I am saying- but their mamas trust me to infinity and beyond with their kids and I do not ever take that lightly. I was chatting with a fellow nanny today and we decided we will make a National Nanny Day 😂
I struggle with mothers day because it is rooted into me deep that I want to be a mama. I want to be a foster mama and be able to stand in the gap as other mamas are working on things. I want to be an adoptive mama and take care of sweet babies ( what ever their age may be) who do not have family. I want to be a secondary mama to any children who are struggling.
Today my small fry turns seven months old, and its the first time I am sitting down the blog again.
For someone who loves to write, it has felt a bit odd- however its not like I have just been sitting over here eating bon bons for seven months. Since I last blogged:
January 15th our family grew by two perfect feet, and ten sweet toes. First week in February John flew out the a church interview in VirginiaFirst week in March we trekked across America with our cat and our seven week old and moved to said church in VirginiaMarch and April we were settling into our house and parenthoodApril and May we were getting all of the summer youth and childrens ministry plans laid outJune and July we basically lived at the church as we put on VBS then took the students ( and our 5 month old) to camp at Liberty UniversityEnd of July, my mother and niece came for a visit and to meet our little guy
And now somehow we are in mid August and I haven't written since January 1st. I have entered a new s…