You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." Well, I believe that's true. And I also believe it takes a village to do life. I am so very thankful for the village around me, near and far. God has blessed me with an incredible support system, and I try my best not to take that for granted.
I've been a wife for 7 1/2 years. While I have certainly learned a thing or two along the way, I'm grateful for the precious wives, some who have been married much longer than me, others who haven't been married quite as long yet, that God has placed in my life to encourage me, challenge me and walk with me along this journey.
I've been a mom for 4 1/2 years, and sometimes I still feel like a brand new mom. And in some regards, I am. I'm facing things with Collin (and sometimes Emma, too) that I have never faced before. Learning new things. Growing always. And it can be scary sometimes, being a mother. But I have a wonderful support system here, too. From my mom and mother-in-law, fellow moms and friends who aren't yet moms, they encourage me and support me always.
I am not perfect and I don't have perfect people in my life, but I do have people that love me. People who challenge and call me out when needed. People who comfort me when I need comforted. People who encourage me when I need encouraged. People God has placed along my path for a specific reason. And I am grateful.
And if you are reading this blog, I am grateful for you! Grateful that you would take the time to read my words.