Thursday, December 3, 2015

Number 4

A year ago, I had truly made the decision to lay my blogging hat aside. I really thought that after three [failed] attempts at three different blogs, it was time to just give it up and move on. But the thing is, I am a writer. I have something to say, which may or may not be a good thing. I just can't satisfy the need to put my thoughts down on paper the internet. Whether or not there are readers, I'm just going to have to write. I am not going to measure the success of this blog based on any sort of traffic data, but entirely on connections. If I'm able to connect with just one other lady out there, somewhere in this big wide world, who gets me, is encouraged by me, who understands my thoughts and what I'm trying to say, then THAT will be what I call success. Time to do things MY way.

So here we go....Attempt #4.

Why "Surrendered Mom?" Because that is the most concise way I can describe who I am in this stage of life. Surrendered in defeat, no. Surrendered to the One who holds me in the palm of His hand, the One who knew me before I was in my mother's womb, the One who knows the plans He has for me and they are good. That's to whom I've surrendered. I trust in the one true God,  and I know His ways are better than my ways, and at this stage of life, I need Him more than ever! Being a mom of three littles, trying to keep it all together, homeschooling, homemaking, owning two businesses, working on a ministry degree, freelancing, and the list goes on and on...It's completely exhausting. But by leaning on Him, I somehow make it through. I hope that I can connect with other like-minded ladies by sharing my thoughts, experiences, ideas, and inspirations here in my little corner of the blogosphere and maybe we can encourage and equip each other on the journey we call life.

All to Jesus I surrender;
all to him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him,
in his presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all,
all to thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all

-Judson W. Van De Venter (1896) 

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