I am like so many other mommas, struggling through this new and different experience with some semblance of goodness and normalcy, if there even is such a thing! Before Gage, I was an avid car person; my husband, Brian, and I even met working at a Nissan dealership in Colorado. I had no idea when I met him that Brian would become my very best friend and husband. We started dating around February of 2002 and got married in May of 2007. The day we vowed to be husband and wife was one of the very best days of my life.
Cars used to be front and center in my life, they were a true passion for me until Gage came along and changed everything I thought I knew about life. I had finally found a job I truly enjoyed, two in fact, and really thought I had things figured out. When I started to feel a little stagnant, I began to pray for something big to happen, to show me where my life was going. Shortly after I began praying every day for a change or a sign, I found out I was pregnant.
In December of 2009, our son was born. Starting a family with Brian was the best thing that has ever happened to me, the greatest blessing I could have never expected. I never thought I would want to be a stay at home mom, but late in my third trimester, I was crying every time I talked to a daycare to find out info. The moment they placed him in my arms, I knew I could never leave it to strangers to raise him, and while I did work from home for my main job for the next three months, my desire to rejoin the work force was gone. I'd finally discovered a real sense of purpose in life. And in discovering that purpose, I learned that there is no greater joy than just letting go and running with the plan God has shown me in my life.
I strive each day to give my all to my family, being the best wife and mother that I can be. I also want to be the best daughter, sister, and friend I can be. I do my best to follow this grand path that I have been shown. It's a difficult road to follow sometimes, letting go of what I feel is best and surrendering to what He feels is best. I still love cars, but the money to play with them has greatly diminished, and more important than horsepower and handling is a backseat that a carseat can comfortably sit in. I still write and edit for a car magazine which I do from home. I won't name the magazine because that's got nothing to do with this blog, but suffice it to say it's not Car and Driver or anything.
That's me! Persistent over-user of exclamation points and rambling writer. Feel free to stick around, say hi, and enjoy the day to day musings that exist in my life!