Thursday, January 5, 2017


I can feel it. 2017 holds big things!
My little boy turns 3. 3!?
Yall. This almost breaks my heart.
How? How does time go by so quickly?
My husband starts a new job that is
Going to be huge for us!

All of these are so exciting, and my prayer this year is that God does big things with me.
I have some ideas of what I would LIKE FOR those to be, but I'm trying not to focus on what I want and just open my heart, nind, spirit to where he leads.

The last time I felt this way yall, a baby was born, making me a Momma waaaay earlier than I thought even possible!!

I'll be sure to keep you updated!

-Momma A

Monday, December 19, 2016

Finding Joy during Trial and tribulation

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 

  James 1:2-3

Finding Joy during moments of trials and tribulations. 
Not easy.
I will cling to this verse.

Monday, September 19, 2016


Its been quite a while. 375 days to be exact! To say life has been crazy has been an understatement. My days are filled with a full time job, chasing a toddler, cooking meals and trying to keep a teeny tiny bit of organization in my household. It joyous, frustrating and definitely exhausting. In the midst of the chaos I decided that Facebook was taking up too much of my time. What is it about Facebook that sucks you and before you know it an hour has passed. It is best for my family and marriage if I just don't use it. That being said, this blog will hopefully be back up and running. I hope to post updates on Emery, pictures from family outings and just gab on the everyday life of a full time working mom!

-Momma A

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Joy in my toddler

These past few months have been a whirlwind! But as I reflect, I find joy in a job where Emery is just down the hall. Joy in a babbling boy who has learned to dance, talk and blow kisses. I find joy in the future, which if you know me is like ....whhhhaaaa?  These are the moments i prayed for! Thank you Father for the blessings you've bestowed upon my family!

Mama A

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Where Ive been and todays JOY!

My last blog post was...almost 3 months ago! OOPS!
Honestly? There's no exciting story of where I've been.
I have a baby now.
That's the secret! LOL
I've been busy busy busy!
and I started back to work. boo.
It hasn't been horrible but it makes me want to be a SAHM even more.
But that's a whole other blog post!

Today I found Joy with a steam mop in my hand,
wearing my sweats,
listening to Chris Tomlin
and watching a chubby almost 5 month old
bounce in his door-way bouncer, while chewing on his hands.

I was just so overcome with this peace and this great JOY!
God has blessed me so richly and my cup runneth over!
Im doing exactly what Ive always wanted to do!
Has it been tough? YES!
Has it been 1000% worth every tough moment?

My wish is that for every woman in the world
who wants to know the feeling of being a momma to be
as richly blessed as I have been!

Momma A

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Finding Joy amongst the Pain

Back Pain that is.
I've done something HORRIBLE to my back.
Like cant hardly pick up my 2 month old bad.
On Tuesday I simply couldn't do it by myself
and my gracious husband called out of work.

He pretty much did everything for E that day.
If he needed changing, Daddy to the rescue!
If he needed to be bounced up and down while being
carried ALLLL over the house, Daddy to the rescue.
Feeding times, Daddy to the rescue!

After E went down for a nap, I convinced Hubbs to go to the nursery
to help me put together the crib and hang the curtains in the nursery.

After that I was feeling a bit better because I had given my poor back a break all morning.
J wanted to go mow the grass while E finished his nap.
It was a beautiful 68 degrees outside so all our doors were open.
E had fallen asleep in his bouncy seat and I had
decided I wanted to work on a few painting projects on the back porch.
I pulled (carefully) the bouncy seat to the door of our back porch.
I put The David Crowder Band on Pandora.
It was glorious.

My back was feeling slightly better,
I was getting to be crafty ( my favorite thing)
Its my favorite season and the weather was perfect.
I could hear the hum of my handy husband mowing
the yard in front of our beautiful home.
I looked over my shoulder and see this..

my beautiful baby boy half asleep/ half awake watching mommy paint
and I'm listening to music praising my KING!
and I think to myself.
This. THIS is the good stuff!


Momma A

- I have to add that on Wednesday a dear friend ( the same friend who will be watching E once I go back to work in 2.5 weeks..WAAAHHH!!) came over and watched E for a couple hours while I went to the chiropractor. Cheryl, you were where my JOY was found yesterday!!! and the adult girl chat was nice:-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Finding my Joy at 6am

Its sad to admit but my quiet time with God hasn't been
what it should be over the last 12 months.
I've been totally wrapped up in me, and the craziness that was my life.
Infertility diagnosis, House buying,
adoption process and BAM! Baby.

Over the last few weeks Ive been very deliberate in getting up,
fixing a cup of coffee, reading a chapter in my book "Women Living Well"
and doing my daily devotional time.
all before getting a glorious shower. ( a hot commodity these days)
Yesterday, I missed my quiet time.
The bed was calling my name, and I gave in. After J left for work,
 and since E was still asleep (can I get an amen!?)
 I snuggled back in for another hour and a half.
and woke up in the worst mood ever.

my morning had gotten away from me. E was up and screaming for a bottle.
I had missed my coffee, missed my morning quiet time, and missed my beloved shower.

All day I kept thinking WHY!? WHY DID YOU SLEEP IN!?
You needed that quiet time with God.
He is THE best way to start your day.
This is all your fault.

I kept thinking all day that as soon as E went down for a nap, id sit down and take a few minutes.
And it just didn't happen.
 I was in a funk, and E boycotted naptime yesterday
( you would think that would lead to a super restful night for him right? You are sadly
wrong my friend. Sadly wrong.)

So this morning, as much as I wanted to snuggle back in to my feather pillow.
I got up.
I fixed a cup o' café.
I snuggled into my book.
and I prayed.
Then I took a shower.
and got dressed.
Even put on makeup.

And although today is dreary here in the South.
There's sunshine in my soul.
I found my joy at 6am.

Momma A