I’m a Christian academic. I’m a wife and mother. I have traditional values, but I also have some left-leaning beliefs. I’m a student advocate and supporter. Family and home are important to me, but so is my career. I’m creative. I’m a researcher and a writer. I love to dance. Like everyone, I’m a lot of things in one package, and I reject the idea that I have to compartmentalize all of these aspects into discrete parcels. Instead, I’m trying to live every day embracing all of the facets of myself. The longer I blog, the more I try to combine all of my passions in one platform.
The idea for my blog, however, grew out of my many stories of my girl in the first grade. You’ll hear more stories of my kids, who I fondly call The Girl (TG) and The Boy (TB), as this concept grows. I didn’t want my blog just to be a place for me to vent; however, so I inventoried my passions (God, motherhood, family, and education), and realized that all of those passions intertwine daily. I’ve also come to realize that now is the only time in which to do a thing, so I only have a little while longer to accomplish all I was created to accomplish. I have a wide range of interests, and I’m infinitely fascinated, so who knows where my ramblings will take us.
I started with three main categories on my blog: “Adventures of the Girl and the Boy,” “Maternal Reflections,” and “With a Letter.”
The “Adventures of the Girl and the Boy” and are just that. My kids are absolutely hilarious, and I didn’t think it was fair to keep all of the amusement for myself. The “Adventures of the Girl and the Boy” catalogues the daily fun and frustration of my family.
I find myself frequently reflecting on what it is to be a mom, and I try to make sure that as my children grow up, I don’t miss more moments than I have to. “Maternal Reflections” is all about slowing down enough to watch life as it happens, instead of missing it entirely.
Who writes letters anymore? I know I don’t, but I should. Sometimes I feel like I should write a letter to God; sometimes I want to pen something to my children. Other days I feel like I should recognize a kindness received or declare a revelation or insight by correspondence. Some things should be commemorated with a letter, thus “With a Letter” was born.
As my blogging journey has continued, I’ve added more categories such as “God,” “Education,” “St. Louis,” and “Writing,” to reflect my own growth and development.
One of the main threads running through this blog is that life happens daily. I don’t have to wait for a family moment or a precious moment or any other type of moment, because they sneak up on me when I’m not looking. I’ll post a few times a week about those moments as they come.
Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy it.