Sunday, March 18, 2012

Puttin' on My Big Girl Pants

So, if you were looking for a perfect mother, wife, and human being, keep looking. I'm not it. I don't even have time to write in this blog, but here I am while my kitchen is a mess, my hubby's sick, and I'm pretty sure my soon to be 4 year old (let's refer to him as C) and 7 year old (we'll refer to her as R) are tearin' it up in the other room. The little one, J, is 5 months old and fast asleep beside me, and he probably should have eaten a few hours ago. However, since I am mother of the year, I am instead typing on the computer. 

I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a teacher, and a child of God. Strike that - I am in transition. I know we are all children of God, but I've been stuck in that "baby Christian" phase for so long. I'm sure people thought I was further along, or maybe I'm thinking too much of what others think of me, but I've spent the last few years stuck in a self-induced temper tantrum. With God. 
I ate what I wanted (and look how it has worked out for me), I bought what I wanted (Dave Ramsey would be so ashamed), and I generally did what I wanted because, hey, I was an adult. Now, you know that moment that you suddenly see things a lot clearer and magically transform into an amazing human being? I didn't have that. But, I have had little victories that have led me to begin my transformation into the woman God created - someone who I am a little prouder of every day. 

I have recently gotten into Pinterest, other teachers' blogs, and have loved to scrapbook for awhile now. These are things I do in my "spare" time when I'm not changing diapers, checking homework, and making dinner. 

I will most likely have "random thought" posts, but hopefully I will have things here that motivate you, challenge you, make you laugh, and give you an insight into what makes me tick. Take it or leave it, but this is me. Enjoy.