I recently read an article about finding traits you like and dislike about yourself, recognizing them, taking pride in the pro’s and finding a change in the con’s. It doesn’t come naturally for everyone to just be able to define who they are…in fact, it is difficult for many to identify pieces of themselves, I am one of them. So in my thought process I challenged myself to quickly say the first word that comes to mind when I think of myself… “mom”. That is the single word that rang through my head. “Mom”. It is all who I am, or ever want to be. It is who God had known I would become before I did, even after going through such hardships. It is the best of who I am. It is the most natural, unforced part of my whole being. For me, it is easy. There is so much of me that is flawed, so much that I am uncomfortable with, and can quickly find fault in… but I just hope that I make up for all of that in my “Momness” (<– yes, I made that word up). I mean, don’t get me wrong… we have hard days… when one has a bad day, it seems all do. So much of parenting seems to be in the “grey” area, even when you read every Parenting 101 book you can find. Where you just hold your breath and pray you make the right decision. You learn from it, you move on. I love my sweet girls, and am so beyond grateful to have my incredible “bonus” son in my life. Each one of our children make up a piece of our puzzle, and I can’t imagine life any other way.
Welcome to The Sleeping Willow
Here you will find pieces of my life and every day happenings. I am a mother of two beautiful girls and an incredibly cute bonus son. I am a wife to my best friend. I am a seamstress, a knitter, a home decorator, a baker, and a follower of Jesus Christ. A day doesn't pass here on the farm that I do not thank God for the beauty in these Oregon hills. I am a lover to painted sunsets, frothy lattes, clothing design, photography, preserving childhood, flea market finds, glowing sunrises, the ocean & sandy feet, crisp morning air, tall wheat fields, thrift shopping, and the smell of wood heat in the winter. I collect quilts and antique farm finds for my country home and I love to can jams and fruit butters. I am incredibly blessed to be able to stay home with my children each and every day and create items for newborn and child photographers in the middle of our daily chaos. You can visit my shop here :) Thank you for visiting!
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