Friday, May 23, 2014

Loving My Body.

My crooked scar from my c-sections... it's my mama scare & I'm proud of it!
Recently I have come to find a new love and appreciation for my body. I am working on losing weight by eating healthier & running 3x a week, I want my body to be healthy and at its best. That being said, my body is far from perfect... I'm overweight, have many stretch marks, scars on my belly and my petite 4ft 10in frame makes all this very noticeable. However I love my body because; it's carried two babies full term, one baby to sixteen weeks, it is unique, it is strong, it is able, and its mine! I love my body because it's the body God gave me & I want to take care of it. My God loves me no matter what size pants I wear, no matter what the scale says... so I ask myself if my God can love me no matter what size why can't I love myself the same way! so I encourage you to love yourself the way you look today, strive to be healthy, and to take care of your body... but don't let the number on your jeans or on the scale define you! There is so much more to you than the way you look on the outside! Love yourself!! Happy Friday my friends!! 

And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God. 
Job 19:26

For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. 
Luke 12:23

They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies. 
1 Corinthians 15:44


This is my body, imperfectly perfect.

My body grew this baby! 

She is my pride and JOY & worth every single stretch mark & scar! 

Happy & Healthy baby girl! 

This face is worth the sacrifice of my body! 

Friday, May 16, 2014

In the Stillness...

The house is quiet for the moment.. little peanut is sleeping and I find myself with a rear time to sit quietly with my God and listen. I pick up the book "Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer... it's one I began to read when I was in the throws of my depression battle. Today I decided to pick it up and start from the beginning once again, to see what God has to reveal to me. The one scripture that stood out to me today is 1 Corinthians 10:13

"The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure."

I don't know if this verse speaks to you at all, but it holds a strong message in it for all of us. No matter what your facing today, God is right by your side and even when you feel as though you are drowning God will not allow that to happen. So lean on Him and trust Him with all your heart... I have been there before friend, I know it's hard and it hurts, but you WILL make it out to the other side! And believe me friend it is a beautiful sight and feeling when you make it to the other side of the darkness! Blessings on this Friday! 


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Finding the Balance...

Being a mommy is probably the toughest, most rewarding & best job I have ever had!! I am finding that my life these days is all about balance. Taking care of Kylie, attempting to cook dinner (now that JC's is working full time) going for my runs/walk, being a wife, finding some "me" time, and the list goes on! I know all mom's feel this way... but it's so important to keep your priorities straight. Some days I don't make time for my devotional and on those days I know I struggle and that day is not as great as I know it could have been with my God time. 
I have been praying recently for myself to become less selfish, more giving, and for God to reveal to me what his plans are. I know that last part is something that may not come quickly. I know that God has given me my story for a reason and I want to reach out to people, help people, and bring people to Christ through my story and experiences. I have been playing with the idea of possibly writing a book... this thought comes with some fear and uncertainty. I am trying to work through those feelings, but I feel God's whisper that this is something I should do! 
These days I am spending time in prayer and working on being thankful for everything in my life, even the things that aren't going well. Being thankful for my problems is something I never thought about before starting to read my devotional... but it's a great thing to do, gives you the chance to grow and to rely on God even in the hardest times! 
The over all summary of this post is that I am working on me, trying to become a better person & praying God will lead me & us in the next stage of life! Life is ever changing and there are always problems, but I know that I serve a God who stays the same & gives me the strength I need for each and everyday, and I am thankful for this! Hope you all had a great weekend, my Mother's Day was wonderful and filled with lots of love and laughter with our little peanut! Blessings on your day friend!

Yup, cutest baby ever!! :)

Mom runs, baby sleeps, we enjoy being outside! It's a win for everyone! 

My girl on Mother's Day! 

My Mother's Day summed up in a pic, family walk around the lake, rings from my love & I planted
three different colored flowers in honor of all my babies! 

Kylie had a checkup and shots yesterday...
She's 14.5 lbs & 24 inchs, still a peanut but she's healthy, strong & growing!
I am one thankful mama for this sweet babe! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mommy Life

Well now that JC and I have switched roles and I'm home with our little peanut, life has changed once again! I am so unbelievable happy that God has proved JC with a job so that I can stay home with my little love... being a stay at home mom is all I have ever wanted to be! I love waking up to her smiling face in the morning and seeing her grow and her cute personality develop... she loves giggling when we tickle her and she has been talking a lot more. Being in full time mommy mode feels great! I have been getting out and going for walks/runs around the lake (its about 3 miles) I am hoping to train and run a 5K this fall, and hoping to shed a few pounds in the process! I love living on the lake and being able to be out in God's creation everyday! Here are a few pics from the last week, blessings to you my friends & I hope you are having a great week!


After my first walk/run! She did great... slept the whole time! 

Happy girl! Full of smiles! 

Love this little lady's hands! 

Daddy with his big tool box for work! (he accepted a mechanic
position with the Volkswagen dealership)

Cute baby feet!

Look at those pretty eyes! 

cloudy, but beautiful day! 

On our walk today! 

She is almost asleep here... slept most of the walk! 

I love putting ponytails in her hair! I call it her whale spout! 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy May!

It's been a month since I last wrote... how time flies! Life has changed a lot, even just within the last few days... today was my last day as a preschool teacher (it was becoming too overwhelming and very stressful... the children's behaviors have not improved since I started) JC has an interview tomorrow with a Volkswagen dealership! We continue to fully rely on God to provide for our needs and Miss.Kylie's needs too! We will be waiting anxiously to see what God has for us next, if you think of it just pray for us in this time of uncertainty. In other news are little miss is growing like crazy, talking up a storm and getting cuter by the day! I'm looking forward to being home with her, even if it's just for a few days... I'll soak up as much Kylie time as I can get! Sorry this is a short entry, but I will be blogging more not that I won't be working everyday! Blessings to you my friends! XOXO Bee

Date night for mommy & daddy! 
Seriously this face! 

Love my family! 


At church on Easter! 

Daddy's girl! 

Cute cousins! 

movie night with my loves! 

Love her sweet eyes! 

Our peanut is 4.5 months now... crazy how fast time is going! 

Pretty baby! 

Sweet Cousin Love!