To say I’m slightly terrified of starting something like this would be an understatement. I have put this off for years, all while ignoring the creative urges and the insistence of the Lord, because honestly I didn’t feel like the world cared to hear anything I had to say. It may also have something to do with the fact that I am way too much of a perfectionist, and figured if there was even a slight chance of this not going anywhere, then why bother in the first place? That’s how I generally roll…more on that another time. After feeling very impressed upon in my spirit to finally take the plunge, and encouragement from sweet friends urging me to give it a go, here we are!
Learning to be still
Throughout my young adult life, and even now in my late 30s, I have been on a journey towards being still. With my Type A perfectionist tendencies, I have struggled with feeling that life or “success” was measured by being on the “mountaintops”. Those big events in life. College, a career, marriage, having kids… I tend to rush to get to the next one, without resting in and savoring the spaces in between. This is where life is really lived. Those seemingly mundane, waiting periods of life where life is just…happening. That’s where the truly good stuff lies. Those whispers in the pauses of life that don’t scream, “Look at me! This is what success looks like!” It’s in the every day… the living out of our hours, minutes, seconds, and mere moments, where I believe God whispers to us… “Be still and know.” This has been my life verse (Psalm 46:10a) for as long as I can remember. I say it to myself when I’m feeling anxious or when things are uncertain. I meditate on it and it calms my soul and reminds me who is in control. Spoiler: It isn’t me.
Welcome to The Whispering Glen
I’m choosing to live my life joyfully and contentedly in these spaces in-between. The whispering glen as it were. My desire is to share how I attempt to embrace all of this in my mothering, home making, home education, finances, seeing the world, and potentially much more. I hope that I can be an encouragement to other mamas out there who have found themselves at one time or another in this same place. Struggling to be still and to savor all the moments. I can guarantee I won’t get things right most of the time, but there is grace upon grace for that. May the Lord be honored in this space. May He find me faithful to the calling I have placed upon my life. In my role as a wife, a mother, a teacher, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I would be honored if you followed along with me on this journey!