Welcome to my world, friends!

It's here. I can't believe I'm doing this. I always swore I would never jump on the bandwagon! But after talking to my ridiculously sweet (and wise for his age) husband, I've taken the plunge!

Welcome to my crazy, beayoutiful world. A little about me....

I'm a Christian. A bad one. A good one. A grateful one. A stressed one. A loving one. A forgetful one. An honest one.

I'm a wife. A bad one. A good one. A grateful one. A stressed one. A loving one. A forgetful one. An honest one.

I'm a mom. A bad one. A good one. A grateful one. A stressed one. A loving one. A forgetful one. An honest one.

I'm a quilter. A bad one. A good one. A grateful one. A stressed one. A forgetful one. A loving one. An honest one.

I'm sensing a theme here...

Christian. What does it mean to be a Christian? In my life it means to love unconditionally and that's hard! It means to forgive when I don't want to forgive! It means to stand up for those around me when everyone else is LITERALLY sitting down. It means to live with my sin and know that Jesus has died for it and to NOT take that for granted. I've messed up more times than I can count and it's been a long, hard road filled with mistakes but PRAISE GOD for his mercy! Because, good gravy, would my life be different without it!

Wife. My life is a little more than crazy. I'm married to a WONDERFUL man, Brian. I am the wife of a football coach. That means that he works 70+ hours between coaching and teaching. He coaches every level from 7th grade through 12th grade. From 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Sunday through Saturday and later on Fridays!! That is 3 levels of football each day. That is 5 games per week. So almost EVERY night of the week there is a game. I attended every. single. game. for the first 4 years of our marriage with the exception of 2 games that were 3 hours away- one way. Yeah, it really is as crazy as it sounds! So we don't get a lot of time and sometimes we get it wrong when we are together but we love each other anyway. He holds me when I fall apart. We dance in the kitchen. We kiss in front of the kid(cue the "ewww" from the peanut gallery). We cuddle on the mini couch. We hold hands everywhere we go. At the end of the day we love each other imperfectly and it's perfect that way.

Mom. This one is harder than the others because I get it wrong more often than not. I love my child with every ounce of my being but being a mom is SO hard! I prayed for him every second of my pregnancy that he would be a light and not be afraid of what others think. AND, BOY OH BOY, did I get my prayer answered! He is the BRIGHTEST light in my day and so many others'. When I'm down he does EVERYTHING he can to lift me up. He is so UNIQUELY him that it BLOWS my mind. He loves everyone with everything he has. He will do great things in his life but, umm, we're gonna have some mistakes before then! He can, no exaggeration, carry on a conversation with himself for hours. He is a very on the go thinker but he's also not a thinker. He'll do something before even forming a thought about it! Our lives are filled with joy and chaos because of our amazing young man. HE'S 12 ALREADY!! And in JUNIOR HIGH!! How did that even happen? He's in cross country and football this year so our days are FULL! But what a blessing?!

Quilter. This one makes me so, so happy. When I started quilting, Hayden was just a baby and only tried it a few times. It honestly didn't feel like it was going to be my thing. A few years later, I got to really learn quilting from an amazing woman named Brenda. Throw in two other very seasoned quilters and you have yourself one HILARIOUS crew! I may or may not have gotten yelled at for not buying cotton for a project one day.... OOPS! Who knew?! But y'all it was all in the spirit of humor! And it was GREAT! I learned so much from them! I also learned a little green monster lives inside of me when I see someone else's stash! What a beayoutiful thing to see a CLOSET full of FABRIC! GAH!!! Quilting has helped me through a lot of my hardest moments. It has brought me out of some of my deepest pits. Quilting is a constant, rhythmic task that soothes me.

Well, I think that's enough for one post! Stick around to hear some more about my crazy, beayoutiful world! Thanks for stopping by!

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