Once upon a time, God brought a sassy, southern girl and a boy from West Texas together. Honestly, she hadn’t given much thought to anything beyond becoming an Aggie and meeting the boy of her dreams. Yet, God had plans for her just as He promised in Jeremiah 29:11.
This is where my story begins, friends. Every dream I had as a little girl was wrapped up in attending what I just knew was the best school in the world and becoming a wife and mama. Just like a child’s wide-eyed dream, I had no idea what the journey of life would really entail. The ups. The downs. The bumps. The ruts. The mountaintops. The planting. The growing. But God knew, and He blessed me with cutest, sweetest…I mean toughest, meanest boy from West Texas. He’s truly my match in every way, and I thank God daily for the gift of this amazing man.
Our life isn’t perfect—far from it, in fact. That’s okay, though, because our life is more about being transparent and real. Life is messy. Life is beautiful. Life is sometimes looking down and realizing you’ve been wearing your pants inside out. All day. In public. Yep, tag less yoga pants (as important as any LBD in a mother’s closet) were made for hot mess mamas like me.
Speaking of being a mama…see those sweet faces on the side of this page? They make my life so full. They make it kind of crazy, too, but I kind of like it (most days). I’ve learned having a clean house and folded laundry is somewhat overrated. One day, my house will be quiet and spotless, and I know my heart will long for the days of stepping on Lego land mines and picking up the obscene amount of clothing my youngest daughter currently leaves in her wake wherever she goes.
Some days are so awesome that Prince Charming and I congratulate one another on our supreme parenting skills. Other days, I realize that my mother was right, and the mother’s curse really does exist…you know that old adage, “Whatever you do to your mother will come back to you tenfold in a child of your own.” I think it’s real, friends.
Regardless of what kind of day I’ve had or what season of life I am in, I truly believe with every fiber of my soul that God doesn’t waste any experience—good or bad. I also believe every single one of us was created by a loving God who wants us simply to love Him and to help others come to know Him. If you want to know what I’m all about in a nutshell, that’s it.
My friends call me “Cat” and share my love of yoga pants, coloring books and laughing until your belly hurts. Not really a fancy bio, is it? If you’re looking for the official bio spiel, you can find that here. I’d love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter, too, so give me a shout if you’re ever in the social media neck of the woods.
Thank you so much for popping by my online home. You are always welcome. God blesses us immensely through the friends he places in our lives. I’m always grateful for my peeps who keep me honest, love me well and make me laugh. I hope you find that here, as well.