My Life Inventory: A stream of memories… the world through my eyes.

I am currently going through a blogging course called Write Your Worth by Alicia Cain. She is guiding us through the process of finding our unique voice and telling our story. This Life Inventory is one of our first activities, which is to go through our memories and document what you saw, felt, did, experienced. Even if your observations were of big world events or something you witnessed happening to someone else, you were still present for them and experienced them, and what you saw became a part of who you are. Here is my list:
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When We Lost The Baby ~ A Story About Grief & Loss

#SheSharesTruth ~ Spiritual Mothers

Some of these women in particular really invested in me, inspired me, spoke into my life (You know who you are). These “mother” figures gave a SIGNIFICANT amount of their time, invited me into their homes, and encouraged me as a wife, woman, and future mom (I became pregnant with my daughter during my time there). They taught me recipes, inspired me with their home-making, crafting, sewing, thriftiness, the way they raised their kids, loved their husbands, served the church, volunteered in the community, and treasured their quality time with their loved ones. Read more…

First Weeks at Home as a New Mommy {Plus Raising Babies in Romania}

The Waiting, the Trauma, and the Blessing :: My Birth Story

I have been wanting to write out my birth story for a while now, before the details start to fade away. I want to be able to tell my little girl the story how she was born, and how much she was loved… Little Olivia Grace took her sweet time. 40 weeks of pregnancy came and went. Still no sign of my little butterfly making its way out of my cocoon. I felt huge, exhausted, and nervous as this was to be my first birth. Read more…