Happy Sunday y'all! I hope and pray your day is going well.
Before I begin this post I want to say thank you to every person who has read, shared, liked, or commented on Bre'Gail and I's posts. The power of social media has literally blown my mind and it just shows the goodness of God. And He is just getting started! I am grateful and thankful for you all!
Our purpose of starting Boldly, Freely, and Faithfully Living through Christ was to share our testimony and journey with other women. Our continued prayer is that our story can encourage mothers and women to continue striving to be great women of God.
If I can be completely honest with you all, I really didn't want to do this. I didn't want to start a blog. I didn't want to share the good and the bad. I didn't want to let people know that I too struggled on this journey. I was okay with living my life and figuring things out on my own. I was okay with traveling this road alone. How many independent women do we have out there? Raise your hand!
Alexa, play "Independent Women" by Destiny's Child
"Cause I depend on me
All the women who independent
Throw your hands up at me
All the honeys who making money
Throw your hands up at me"
That was me! Miss Independent!
Frustrated! And in that season the Holy Spirit instructed us to share our testimony through a blog?! A what? Who me? N-O! Nope can't do that.
And for 2 years I wrestled with the Holy Spirit about these instructions. How could I write to women to encourage them when I was struggling myself to stay encouraged. How was I supposed to share tips about being a mom when I didn't always have the answer?
I drug my feet in fear that I would be judged, ridiculed. I finally was able to hold my head up after hanging my head down for so long. I felt ashamed for having 3 children before I was married. And now you want me to do this? Naw I'm good.
For two years y'all! I talked about doing this. Planned it out. We even paid for a website domain and still didn't start. I procrastinated and the Holy Spirit had given us clear instructions. But God! I am so grateful that we finally decided to start! I'm grateful for God's grace as well. Slow obedience is still disobedience. We were being disobedient to what God had asked us. But that's for a different post.
So I say all of that to say this, I am grateful for this growing community of women because I do not take this responsibility lightly. The words that we type on our website our from our hearts. And we pray that they truly bless you and speak to you.
Bre'Gail and I's friendship has stood the test of time and it will continue to do so. So as we continue to share our story with you please know that if God has graced us to make it through, He has offered you the same grace.
I had to realize I wasn't going to receive a gold medal because I was able to get through this journey alone. I had to realize the importance of community. God never wanted us to do this thing called life alone because he knew it would be difficult. Especially being a Christian. This journey can be hard by yourself, but together we can uplift each other and encourage one another on this journey. He knew the things that we would face and the obstacles we would have to overcome.
My faith has grown so much in the last two months and I am excited to see where it will take this blog. We are just getting started so come along with us on this journey of motherhood, adulting, and relationships. Because it's hard out here and we can't do it alone. We are better together!
I love every single person who has and will ever read these words. This is not by accident that you are here. And realize that through Christ who strengthens us we can and will get through it.
Love and peace,