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Who am I?I am Human. Flawed. Passionate. Overwhelmed. Creative. Tired. JoyFilled. Messy. Colorful. Sinful. Redeemed. As a woman living in a world that seems to spin faster with each passing day, I wear more hats than I care to count, but there are a few favorites...I am the wife of an all-too-human Prince Charming and the mother of two beautifully-imperfect children. My soul belongs to Jesus, and He is the reason I am able to find Petals of Joy in this journey I call Life.
Tag Archives: stress
Please stop. I know your stress. It’s deep. It’s binding—the chaining of emotions to unattainable perfection. I used to be you. My young married years were spent attempting to be Martha Stewart. I’d spend endless hours crafting homemade gifts, baking … Continue reading
Anxiety. Worry. Stress. I know these words. I pack them everywhere I go. Sometimes I take them out, shine them up for all to see. Anxiety and I are close—tight, bonded. Friends even? She wakes up with me and speaks … Continue reading
I have a confession to make. But before I share my shadowed secret, I want you to know—I don’t feel any guilt for what I’ve done. Not a shred. Even when my daughter looks at me with her warm chocolate … Continue reading
Overwhelmed. This word. I know it well. Staring at the blank canvas of a computer screen, day after day. No words. Dust bunnies dance under tables and in corners—taunting me. Relationships I’m failing to invest in the way I should. … Continue reading
“Ella! Ella!” his little voice yelled across the yard. “Look! Look at me!” Caleb stood in the green blades watching his sister in the neighbor’s driveway. She waved a hand, gave a quick glance over, and then continued playing with … Continue reading