Tag Archives: Stay at Home Moms

Are You Content?

20 Dec

I have been thinking a lot lately about a lot of stuff… that probibly explains why I cannot sleep these days!! Today though, I boiled it down to one things (or more or less one thing)… instead of a jumble of clutter in my brain that just keeps thinking and thinking and thinking. It is along the lines of Content. Am I content in what I am doing? Am I content in what I have been blessed with? Am I content in my life?

So, now instead of praying for EVERYTHING that seems to make me discontent, like finances, unruly children, being unsure about where our ministry will lead us, feeling as if I dont live up to the “dreams” I had in my head of being a SAHM (Stay at home mom), so on and so forth… I am going to just start praying that I will be content in my circumstance! Be content about where God has placed us right here, right now. My prayer is that I will not focus on the future and try to figure out what God has planned for my family and I. Instead, I will pray that I will be content in this journey of life that God has me on and stop worrying so much about HOW and WHEN we are going to be doing what God has called us to do. I have exhausted myself trying to get to “the goal, prize, finish line”, whatever you want to call it, instead of trusting God that He knows what He is doing and enjoying my life, my family and my experiences.

Now…. If only I could FULLY set my mind in this state of “CONTENTMENT”!!!

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Thankful For #4

21 Nov

I am thankful for being able to be a Stay-at-home-mom!

I have been able to be a stay at home for about 4 months now and it is wonderful! Being a SAHM has always been a dream of mine since Peyton was born but my husband and I did not know how we would be able to make it happen. After praying about it… we took the plunge… and have been making it ever sense… it is purely a God thing!

With me being a SAHM I not only get to be here every minute of the day for my children and family, but I also have more time to devote to my devotion times and such. I have witnessed not only more time to spend with God, but also my growth in my faith by being able to do so. I am truly blessed to be able to serve my family and God by being a SAHM!

Thankful For #3

20 Nov

I am thankful for my two beautiful children!

 

I know that my last 3 “Thankful For”‘s have been what most people are thankful for… but I cannot be more thankful for these things! My children are a beautiful and wonderful blessing to me. I am very blessed to be able to stay at home with them and rear them the way that George and I would see fit. Peyton and Julianna amaze me daily. They keep me laughing and smiling (and sometimes screaming!) daily. I can be having a horrible day but then just look down at them and be instantly cheered up. And although they both look like there father, they are still the greatest creation that God has blessed me with.

Thankful For #2

19 Nov

I am thankful for a wonderful husband!

 

On my second day of Thanks, I am thankful for a wonderful, supportive and hardworking husband. George Tallmage is a great husband, father and leader! He has allowed me to be able to stay at home with our children while he provides for us while being a full-time employee doing school maintenance and going through his ministerial process to become an ordained minister. I could not ask for a better husband or father to my chidren!!

I Love…

14 Nov

I was thinking about a few funny, quirkey things that I love doing… or explain why I am me… and figured I would create a post about them…. so if you wanted to know a little bit more about me, here goes—

I love delving deeper into my faith, but just wish I could speak it to people the way I have it in my head!

I love being a wife, but hate getting in spats!

I love being a mom, but hate having to discipline them!

I love baking, but have all these dreams and no money to do anything about them!

I love being an adult, but hate having to be responsible and pay bills!

I love to imagine having more kids, but the two I have can be tough at times!

I love looking back on memories from my past, but wish I still had those people I enjoyed making those memories with still around me now!

I love to drive fast, but I hate to drive in general!

I love talking to people that are passionate about the same things I am, but that’s sometimes hard to find!

I love eating out and trying new things, but also enjoy cooking most meals at home!

I love creating new recipes, but feel like it was a waste of time and money if they turn out bad!

I love my friends, but realize that I am not the very best friend a person can have!

I love being creative, but often my projects turn out way better in my mind!

I love being called “mommy”, but am already dreading the day they “leave the nest”!

I love being a stay at home mom, but realize now that even they need time for themselves!

I love saving money, but hate buying something and then realizing afterwards that I could have saved even more on it elsewhere!

I love having a place to call home, but hate when bathroom cleaning day comes around!

I love being organized, but hate that that usually never happens around my house!

I love having date nights with my hubby, but really hate leaving my kiddos behind!

I love imagining a great blog post in my head, but hate when it comes out not-so-good after it is written!

Mom Mom

24 Aug

“Mom Mom” or “Mommm”, thats what my little sassy 1-year old yells all day long. And then there is her seeing the first sunlight of the morning while she is eating her cheerios and her closing her eyes and swaying back and forth… if she was of darker skin complexion she would have looked just like Stevie Ray. Then there is the laundry doors swinging open and then the opening of the dryer… and one little 3-year old huffing with cheeks like a chipmunk as he storms back to his room and then back to me proclaiming “MOM!! I have no pants clean!!” This is what I look forward to, moments like these, that make me blessed to be a stay at home mom!!

What if I was still working… 40-42 hours a week… away from my kids, away from moments like these? Some moms would never imagine, or want, to be a stay at home mom… I, on the otherhand, ALWAYS wanted to be a stay at home mom. I wanted to be the one raising my kids, I wanted to be the one feeding them all their meals, changing all their diapers, hearing all their babbleing and laughing…. and I AM! NOW!

The past 6-8 weeks or so that I have been a stay at home mom have been AMAZING! Yes, I did have the idea that my house would constantly stay clean and all the clothes would always be washed and folded… but there not… and that is OKAY! Do you have memories of housework years down the line or memories of a funny saying your son just said or how your daughter just climbed up on a chair… by herself?

I am truly blessed to be a stay at home mom. And yes, we may not have as much money as when I was working or do all the things we did when we had 2 working parents but thats OKAY! God is providing for us and being able to be with my children everyday is all that this mother needs!!

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