My apologies for the delay in writing, my beautiful son was born on June 8th and I’ve focused every ounce of energy on learning how to be a momma of two. My writing was placed on the back burner, that was until today when I made muffins….
Now that my family has grown and changed I kept feeling a nudge that it was time my blog changed some too. But having a newborn in the house, a colicky newborn…has consumed all of my time. Coming up with ideas on how to recreate my blog was the last thing on my mind. I’m lucky if I have time to pee without a baby screaming, let alone have time to write. But, God has a way of creating time in our lives for Him so I’m banking the success of this blog on that promise.
Now that Kreed is 2 months old he’s slowly starting to outgrow the colicky phase. I’m actually able to place him in his bouncy chair for a few minutes without him screaming. It’s AMAZING. So, this morning Rylee said she could really go for some blueberry muffins.I haven’t had time to bake anything besides the food we need to survive these last 8 weeks….I decided it was time. I feed Kreed, pumped my boobs, set out the supplies and ingredients I would be needing, pre-heated the oven, feed Kreed again and placed him in his bouncy chair….at 2pm I was finally ready to get baking. Well about 5 minutes into my baking project Kreed decided he didn’t want to be in his bouncy chair anymore (I think one of the toy birds that hangs above it pissed him off) his anger progressed and before I could mix in the dry ingredients with the wet he was in a full blown rage and nothing was calming him down. I quickly finished up and placed the muffins in the oven closed the door and prayed for a miracle.
Some time later I pulled the muffins out of the oven, they didn’t resemble the Pintrest picture, not in the slightest bit. hmmm,they probably still tasted great despite their apperence…right? WRONG!! I looked back over the recipe trying to figure out where I went wrong, and discovered I accidentally put in 3 teaspoons of baking soda instead of baking powder, and forgot to spray the muffin tin, that mistake made 24 very bitter, very stuck muffins.
All I could do at this point was laugh and apologize to Rylee. She gave me a hug and said she forgave me.
In the mess of my kitchen it hit me, I should focus my blog on how I find God’s grace daily as a parent. There is so much judgment in parenting these days it’s sickening. We are made to feel we are failing if we aren’t the perfect “Pintrest” mom. If you ask me, being a parent is one of the hardest yet most rewarding jobs around. Through my blog it is my hope to bring parents together, to learn from each others mistakes and laugh. To raise each other up when we feel we are failing and offer a glass of wine to one another on the days we almost lose our minds.
I’m excited to see where God is taking my writing next and I thank each of you for following me along in this next adventure.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do:Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead (14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”