Hi and welcome! I'm Lindsey, a Cajun girl living in Charleston, SC with my two adventurous preschoolers, newborn baby boy, & sweet husband. I'm a work-from-home-mom/business owner, just finished my Masters degree, am studying for the LSAT, and love to read. Jesus, Star Wars, Italy (although I've yet to visit, but am forever planning my evening in Roma), and traveling are amongst my favorite things, and you can find me writing about life, parenting, my hopes, dreams, and all things in between.
This past month has been a so strange, and for the most part I’ve felt a bit lost and confused.
I think this is what they call grieving.
Experiencing the euphorhia that comes with discovering a pregnancy, followed by the heartbreak of losing that child a few weeks later is draining to say the least. I’ve withdrawn from life and have been avoiding people and places, but with a new year on the horizon I have a new sense of hope and wonder.
Bad things happened, but 2015 was not a bad year. I watched my health improve and then decline. I started a business. I restarted my blog. I fell in love with Star Wars. I decided that Florida is a lovely place to be, especially Tampa. And so is Asheville. I made new friendships and tried to mend broken relationships. We traveled. I changed my hair color. I made mistakes. I went back to the bayou. I spent my days with my precious children. I drove my husband crazy. I trusted in Him.
And I learned a lot.
I learned that it’s possible to make A’s in grad school if I stay disciplined and focused.
I learned that there truly is magic at Magic Kingdom.
I learned that it’s okay to write and draw and paint in my Bible.
I learned that potty training is the devil ridiculously frustrating.
I learned that forever friends do exist, even if you only see them once every few years.
I learned that it’s okay to press pause on one dream while pursuing another.
I learned that I can’t do everything.
I learned that what doesn’t kill you does make you stronger.
I learned that God will never leave me.
I learned that letting go doesn’t mean forgetting, but allows for healing.
While this is only a snapshot of my 2015, a lot can happen in one year. It is exciting to think that 2016 will be here tomorrow and a new chapter begins.
My wish for 2016 is to…
*Grow in my walk with God, truly falling more in love with my Jesus
*Be a better wife to my husband and mother to my children
*Make my health a priority
*Start volunteering again
*Take nothing for granted
I am thankful for all 2015 has been, but I believe that the best is yet to come (and babe, won’t it be fine?).