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Since this is my first post, I’ll share a little bit about myself. My name is Ally and I am a 31 year old mommy to three boys: Ethan is 6, Grant is 3, and Joseph is 2. They are 100% boy–always loud, always dirty, and they wrestle constantly–but they sleep like little angels so it makes up for the other things.
I have been married to my bff, Ryan, for 11(!) years and I stay at home with our boys while he goes off to work. I never imagined myself as a SAHM, but here I am, trying to make the most out of each day without losing it (and by it I mean my mind, sanity, sense of self, my hair….ya know….that kind of stuff). I am a writer–mostly in my journal where nobody reads it, but it is very therapeutic. Eventually I will share how I keep a prayer journal and a Bible study journal and how it has really helped my spiritual life. Exciting stuff going on here, people!
Anyway–two years ago we moved our family from Pennsylvania (where we lived for five years) to Indiana. We purchased 4 acres of land in the country and we have big plans that include, chickens, goats, home school, gardens, entrepreneurship, and maybe adoption. We’re hoping that this property will allow all of those goals and dreams to come to fruition. By the way, I can’t wait to share the amazing God-inspired events that led up to purchasing this house!
I am totally excited to share this journey with you and hope that you’ll join me–
So what is this blog about?
Well it’s about finding simplicity in all the noise. And there’s a lot of noise, am I right? I put a lot of pressure on myself to be everything to everyone and when I fail to live up to those impossible standards, I feel guilt, shame, and anger. I want to be different though–and do what I can to take those pressures away, and then the feelings that follow will also be gone. Easy-peasy! Ok, so maybe not easy, but attainable at least. (I will explain the name in my next post, don’t worry!)
So let’s make this simple–real life doesn’t have to be so complicated–and I’m going to prove that when you are loyal to God’s plan, you will have abundance.
Keep in mind that I’m certainly not an expert–on anything really–but this is simply a record of my experiences. I am just a flawed individual trying to improve myself by drawing closer to Jesus Christ. I think that’s what it’s all about–dropping the guise of perfection–seeking the face of the Lord and waiting for Him to reveal His plan. I really do think it’s that simple. I’m counting on it.
Thanks again for stopping by–