Family Mission

Posted by matt on May 27, 2016 in Family, Jessica, Matt, Missional, Parenting |

*This post is coauthored by Matt and Jessica I (Jessica) admit I like to be organized and have a plan. I plan and write down everything… And this always proves to be helpful. We (as a society) make lists for the grocery store, house projects, ideal vacation spots… So it always amazes me a little […]

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Posted by Jessica on May 25, 2016 in Family, Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

My oldest daughter raced down the hallway of our hotel in a rage.  She felt “shorted” and was refusing to come into our room with us.  It was 4 pm and our day had been filled with many emotional breakdowns from each of the kids.  I was tired and hungry and ready to relax, but […]

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Monday Morning

Posted by Jessica on May 16, 2016 in Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

I admit mornings are hard for me.  Not necessarily the getting up, but my expectation of what I hoped the morning would bring. In my mind the morning brings exercise, devotion, shower, and a house clean and picked up, ready for the day. Yet, the reality most mornings is a 2 year old who gets […]

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Quick Date

Posted by Jessica on May 13, 2016 in Family, Jessica, marriage, Motherhood, Parenting |

Last night Matt and I went out for a quick date to a local coffee shop.  It was only for 2 hours but for 2 hours we had a chance to breathe. I spend most of my hours mothering so it can be hard to remember at times another very important role… Being Matt’s wife. In […]

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Mother’s Day 2016

Posted by Jessica on May 8, 2016 in Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

I woke up this morning to my 2 youngest in bed with me.  Soon after that my husband and Gracie brought in a wonderful breakfast, coffee and gifts.  I wore my handmade jewelry (gifts from my 2 oldest) to church today and have felt loved by countless drawings and notes. It’s Mothers Day. I’ve learned […]

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one of “those days”…

Posted by Jessica on May 3, 2016 in Jessica, Motherhood, Parenting |

Last week I had a couple of really tough days.  The kids were extra difficult and my attitude was extra sour.   I just felt so frustrated. As I loaded the laundry one morning with tears In My eyes…and picked up my house harboring anger and frustration… All I could think was, “Didn’t I just […]

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