|An exhausted early momma moment.|
I hate the days where I don't get a chance to check in with all my favorite people (most of whom I don't actually know) via their blogs. I think it is probably the combination of diary-magazine-conversation that makes blogs so compelling for me.
There are a lot of reasons to read a blog. To keep up with people who live far away. To get new ideas. To get a little glimpse into the heart of someone who you will never meet that is something like you. While I love the craft, cooking and quilt blogs that I look at for their wonderful ideas, colors and inspiration, they aren't the ones that really connect with my heart.
The blogs that truly connect with my heart are the ones who have figured out how to tell the truth about their everyday lives--they aren't sugarcoating things. These people are the ones who have really helped me through the last two months of beginning to figure out momma-hood. A lot of moms talk about how happy, glorious and amazing momma-hood is (and don't get me wrong, there are lots of those moments), but more often than not these early days have been exhausting, frustrating, anxious, and full of doubt. Those women who are able to acknowledge those tough feelings are the ones that I want to check in with, because it is affirming. It is a powerful thing to know that you are not alone and others have been there before and that it does get better.
I also love the women who know how to write about God in the midst of all of this. Their words are graceful, hopeful, and a reminder to me. They remind me that the antidotes to exhaustion, frustration, anxiety and doubt is rest, peace, hope and faith. Their words have been life giving and helpful in these early weeks. These are my favorite and I encourage you to check them out.
Becca Groves: My Life in Stories
Plus, only God knows when I'll get around to needing inspiration for a quilting project again.