Facebook memories have taken me back to the early days of adjusting to parenting two kids under 2. When I see some of the things I posted, I see now that my anxiety and depression were starting to show. We didn't realize that was what was happening, until it escalated over the next two years. … Continue reading Growing Pains
Be still and wait. Surrender to what God has in store and praise Him in all circumstances. • During the good times, it's easy to praise God. Sometimes during the bad, I find myself questioning why instead of trusting Him and growing through the process. Growing through life's challenges is worth it but often frustrating … Continue reading Be still and wait
When I started my blog I had the intention of mostly sharing my essential oils journey. If it weren't for my use of essential oils, my year of surrendering would look so different. Opening up about my struggle with anxiety has been hard, but without doing so I wouldn't be where I am. Unfortunately for … Continue reading Emotions and Oils
This has definitely been a year of surrendering for me. I am still learning what that looks like and sometimes it changes from day to day. I have had to slow down and let go many times, but it's often been worth it. Over the last few years, I have learned to praise God in … Continue reading Storms of life
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."-John F. Kennedy "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."-Winston Churchill Failing is not a bad thing. Like many quotes and things I've read lately, it's just a learning point. When we miss our intended goal, we must … Continue reading Dare to Fail
In 6 weeks or less, we will have a new baby. We are also starting a new school year, with some new curriculum, next month. New school year and new baby means all kinds of thoughts and emotions are coming up. Being a homeschool family, we can start school on the day I prefer or … Continue reading Seasons of Change
This year was to be my year of surrender. I felt that I truly needed to surrender to what God was doing in my life and how things were playing out. Allowing Him to guide me more than I have in the past. It's been an interesting road, and it's not over until the end. … Continue reading Trust and Surrender
When I first started this blog, I wanted it to be a place to share my journey with essential oils, homeschooling, and simplifying life. I have written a lot about the emotions and adoption aspects of my journey because that has been the primary focus of my life lately. As I've walked the journey of … Continue reading Why Essential Oils??
For more than half my life I wondered who my birth parents were, wrestling with the idea to search for over ten years alone. Taking the step to search was frightening in many ways; I feared being rejected, I feared finding graves. (My adoptive mother was already gone.) I hesitated thinking of possible happy reunion … Continue reading Reunion-Two Years In
Sometimes, I really hate emotions, especially the negative or not so fun ones. If you have read many of my previous posts, you've seen that I have written a lot about them. I have spent many years ignoring the negative emotions, or burying them. As a child/teen, showing my emotions wasn't easy to do in … Continue reading Emotions, Good or Bad??