Wow Day 3… only 27 more to make this REAL

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I will admit I am a planner.  There I have said it.  Is there a planner’s anonymous meeting I can attend? Or better yet PLAN!  Just kidding.  I have actually relaxed a ton over the years.  Motherhood has helped.  It was hard at first to not understand why my husband, Amon didn’t ever pack the diaper bag or why he didn’t plan out Ian’s meals.  Well he really didn’t have a chance to try.  I was particular.  As I gained experience in mothering, I figured out that I was planning the father of my children right out of thier lives.  He had to invest, plan and do for them as I was.

Another thing that has helped is actually having 3 kids.  I have relaxed a little with each.  With our first I was always reading parenting books, boiling binkies and mostly freaking out about everything.  Then with our second born I was calmer.  I hadn’t done any incredible unrepairable damage to Ian, so I took our strong willed girl in stride.  (ok… that is a complete lie… sounded great though)  She was hard and she still can be.  But if you boil it down, she is a little ME.  Unbelievable.  Sometimes I see her and it is just a mirror of myself.  But at least with her challenging opinions and screaming I knew that I could at least keep her feed and alive since her brother was ok.  Then with our later blessing I had really relaxed.  And I am still thoughtful and careful but with all three of them I would rather have a sink full of dishes and a clutter covered counter, if we can be in the living room laughing, wrestling and having fun together.  I want them to know that work and responsibilities are important but so is being a family.  This time of all of under one roof is going to evaporate before we know it.  My gift to them is providing a home where being home is a great place to feel heard, supported, tickled and loved.

So planning ahead, I am excited to see what I ramble about tomorrow.  And we will see if I can keep up on this new adventure.

I truly feel blessed and I am trying to do everything in a way to glorify the one who made me.

God Bless,

Kristin

A Recovering Type A++++++++ (I was an overacheiver even in overacheiving)

 

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About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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