Hello all and welcome [back] to my blog, Unrepeatable Blessings! I am VERY excited to be re-launching this blog and I am so glad you found me here!
I pray that the things that I post on this blog (and in social media in general) will be a blessing to you and your family, that my words will uplift you and encourage you. I feel as if there is so much to tell you about myself and my blog but I think I will simply start by explaining my tagline because I feel that it well illustrates the reason why I want to share my heart with you. The tagline reads: This moment is an unrepeatable blessing fashioned by God just for you; remember to treasure it!
This line has been germinating as a tiny seed in my heart for almost a decade. It began to emerge when my two oldest children were very young while driving around after a particularly busy day. I began to ponder my life—deep stuff right to begin a blog with, right? Well, on this day I was on my way home from a long, frustrating, and necessary trip to the grocery store with two very small children. I was in a terrible mood and thinking about how some day things would be easier, there would be fewer dirty diapers, more money, more voices sharing their appreciation, and I would be able to actually enjoy my life instead of merely trudging through each day just to make it to the end. And then it hit me, when did I think this magical day would arrive?
Surveying my life I realized that I truly had all the desires of my heart—I was a stay-at-home mom (my dream job) with two wonderful children, a loving and supportive husband, and family and friends who cared for me. We were not rich by any means, in fact, we were living on a graduate student income, but we did have all our needs met. I began to wonder, if I already had everything I wanted, would a change in circumstances or my children growing older really give me the happiness I thought I lacked?
At that moment I realized that God has already given me EVERYTHING IN ABUNDANCE that I need to be happy, to have full contentment, I was just missing it! It was not my circumstances that would make for a whole and fulfilling life but rather how I looked at my life. At that moment, I created my tagline (or should I say it was given to me by God) which I then proceeded to post all over our house to remind me to live joyfully treasuring my life moments.
Over the past decade after this “epiphany moment”, I have often repeated this line to invite myself to take in each moment. There are so many times I forget this message. especially living through the past few years of global pandemic, 3 kids under 2, 3 adoptions in 2 years, and so much more! So let’s get this straight, I am writing this as much for me as for anyone else!
Come back tomorrow to learn more about my tagline. I cannot wait to see you!