It’s hard to believe that it’s been one year since I launched Darling Little Life! I had bigger plans to mark the one year anniversary of my blogging journey, but baby Olivia has sort of shifted my focus for a bit, so I’ll just quietly re-share my first post and get a few extra cuddles in with sweet girl (seriously, it’s all I do these days). When I first dreamed up Darling Little Life, I committed to trying it out for 1 year. I knew I needed that length of time to really see if I could do this whole blogging thing, and if I even would want to continue. It’s been a lot of work and has really challenged me to learn and grow, but I’ve enjoyed it so much! I think I’ve made every blogging mistake in the book but I’m still here, sort of bumbling along and learning as I go. I’ve prayerfully made the decision to continue the blog for at least another year and I’m so excited about some new goals that I’ve set for Darling Little Life!
With that being said, I’d humbly love to have your input: what types of posts do you like? What do you want to see more/less of? Leave me a comment, send me a message or an email with your feedback!
So on to this Mothers Day post from last year:
I so deeply feel the weight of these words as I step freshly in to this new role of mom. Every word still rings true in my heart, and I am more convinced than ever the need for role models, mentors, and the Word of God. I’m so thankful for the privilege to be a mom. I need my savior more than ever and I need help, advice, guidance, from those who have already walked this path. Thanks moms, for all you do.
The free printable mothers day card at the bottom of this post is still available! If you haven’t gotten your mom a card yet, feel free to use this adorable little card!
There’s just something about picking up that dishtowel to help dry while she’s elbow deep in soapy water after a meal shared… And entering into the familiar hum of conversation about your week, your workouts, the meal planning, the latest craft project, and the how this and that went. It’s the simple act of being with mom in the familiar and ordinary that brings you right back to what’s real and important.
Mothers have a way of keeping us grounded, don’t they?
…grounding us to all that is good, true, and right. Motherhood can be such a thankless and never ending job, but mom’s out there, keep loving and pressing in, even when it’s hard and exhausting. We see you. We appreciate you. You are more than enough.
And we want to pause for a moment and say to you, moms who:
draw us in and breathe strength and encouragement when our hearts are weary and uncertain,
push us when you know we can go further, do better, or accomplish more,
compel us to do better with just a disappointed glance when we slip up and act prideful or unkind,
fiercely fight for us, when we need you most,
teach us some of life’s biggest lessons, in the midst of the laundry, errands, scraped knees, and spilled milk,
and provide structure, boundaries, and accountability to mold us into responsible, productive adults.
Thank you. Truly, Thank you for creating a home that is safe and warm and inviting.
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her…” Proverbs 31:28
My mother, my mother-in-law, friends and sisters who are moms, and mentors do all of this with such grace, strength and beauty. I only hope to someday follow their example in motherhood.
To help celebrate, I wanted to give you a sweet little Mothers day Card! You’re free to do whatever you want with this, except redistribute it commercially or claim it as your own. It’s blank inside, so I encourage you to take some time out of your day and write her a thoughtful little note to find a way to thank her. She’ll love that. Trust me.
Download here: mothers day card printable
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