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“Mom! Mom!”My daughter’s voice startled me as she screamed and bounded up the stairs. “Mom!” she shouted again and again. Was she excited or was she terrified? Yelling is out of character for her so I quickly set my computer aside and stood up as she hurled into my room.
She’s in her third year of college* and was home for Christmas break. I’d felt the heaviness of her anxiety daily since she’d been home as she checked the internet in anticipation of her final semester grades. Inwardly, I was anxious, too.
When my husband asked me to drop him at work early one morning, I knew it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
So, when I ended up in a church full of kids and mommas with no barrier between my clothes and my lady parts, no one should’ve been surprised.
That’s right. No undergarments. I’ve nursed 5 kids. I’m fighting a losing battle with gravity.
I started blogging when we moved to Colorado for purely selfish reasons. Yeah, I wanted to encourage and inspire, but honestly, that was low on my priority list.
Frankly, I was having a really hard time. I felt like the expiration date on “mommy” was running out. My two oldest kids had left for college. The third was on his way.
I felt tired, unmotivated, restless and depressed. I was tired of moving, my husband’s travel schedule, home schooling. I was tired of everything. So, I did what anyone would do when they’re tired, unmotivated, restless, and depressed: I undertook a major project like starting a blog.