35 things in year 35.

August 31, 2021

 






0001.  ask questions. ask follow-up questions. just ask.


0002.  it's okay to change your mind. 


0003.  social media breaks are a must. so what if i miss something? life is best lived untethered to my phone.


0004.  i had two more miscarriages this year. that pain never gets easier, but i can say with complete certainty that God is still good. He is faithful + worthy of every bit of my praise, even if all i can muster is a whisper. 


0005.  am i parenting from pride or with purpose?


0006.   a long walk in our neighborhood is good for the soul.


0007.  what feels like abandonment is often refinement or sanctification


0008.  there are better things i can hold in my hand than my phone.


0009.  i can have thoughts + opinions about anything + everything, but i also recognize there is nuance in just about every situation. may i not let my views on freedom issues eclipse empathy for others. 


0010.  i will never regret beginning the day with scripture. (no matter how tired i am.) a relationship with Jesus does not happen if the bible collects dust.


0011.  it took a bit, but i am confident in my mothering abilities. for so long, i compared every single thing to any mother i came in contact with. it was exhausting. but something clicked this year. jackson needs his mom; not a mixture of everyone else’s mom’s opinions. parenting with confidence only happens with the Holy Spirit. 


0012.  i really tried to embrace the winter season. most years, i tend to just endure it, but surviving is not living.


0013.  don't be so afraid to make a mistake that you don't make a decision.


0014.  emergency room physicians bill separately from the hospital.


0015.  create. even if it's for five minutes.


0016.  it's okay to plan + prepare, but be fluid.


0017.  i dyed my hair brunette. it was fun for a minute, but it feels good to be blonde again.


0018.  bullet journaling  >  planners


0019.  go outside the norm. think of the alternative. reject a "that's the way it's always been" mentality.


0020.  we got our luna girl. she loves socks + cuddles + barking at my hair dryer.


0021.  i am never more awkward than when i am in an elevator.


0022.  lead with love + gentleness. nothing is ever received with a scoffing heart.


0023.  prayer is vital in the life of a believer. it changes things. it changes me.


0024.  rest is essential + biblical.


0025.  "reactive theology is not sound theology."  -phylicia masonheimer 


0026.  jackson thrived in his first year of preschool. it was a big answered prayer for us!


0027.  we took a fun trip to colorado, just the three of us. it was so fun + jackson still talks about it.


0028.  jared + i celebrated six years of marriage. 


0029.  vacuuming is the superior house chore. (not even a chore really; it's therapeutic).


0030.  we had a five-course meal at elderslie farm. i felt fancy. it was expensive. the experience was wonderful.


0031.  magnesium is my new health bestie. and balancing my blood sugar has been the absolute best health advice i have ever received. 


0032.  we bought a lot of plants. we killed several of them. but i think we know what works for our home now.


0033.  "if He can use me, He can use anything."


0034.  when someone constantly points out physical attributes/flaws, it is a better reflection of their own insecurities than the person on the receiving end. 


0035.  i am getting too old to recap my birthdays because the number just keeps getting higher. ;) 




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