On June 25, my daughter Brynn turned 1 month! Below are some pics from our in home photo shoot. : ) Over the past month, I have thought a lot about what it means to be a mom of a girl. It’s hard to explain, but it’s already a different relationship between a mom and daughter than a mom and son. I feel a big responsibility with both of my kids, of course, to raise them right. I feel an extra responsibility though when I look at Brynn. As her mom I’m the #1 influence in her life of what it looks like to be a Christian woman. That’s a HUGE responsibility, and definitely not one I take lightly. I look at Brynn and think of all the moments I look forward to sharing with her…her first dance class, her first school dance, shopping for a prom dress, starting college, her wedding, the day she becomes a mom…
I am so in love with her already, and so blessed that I get to be her mom.
Most people who read this will know that our family just moved back to our hometown of Fresno, CA to plant a church that unchurched people would love to attend…Two Cities Church. To read more about why we are doing this and to get updates visit my husband’s blog here.
I will do my best to update this blog and include a series of posts called “Thoughts from a Church Planter’s Wife.” Mostly I just want a record of this journey, but I welcome you to join me along the way…
Most of you also know that in order to come here to plant TCC, I gave up a position as a Children’s Ministry Director at New Vintage Church. This was hard for me because my passion is CM. BUT, I knew God was calling us to Fresno, and I began to pray about and look to what my new role would be supporting my husband in this church plant and raising our two kids. I was nervous about what it would be like to stay at home with our kids, and not be working in full time ministry. Yesterday I REALLY missed being in CM and started feeling anxious about this upcoming year building TCC, and how that would be for me and our family.
Then, this morning God put everything in perspective and reminded me that I am exactly in the place I am supposed to be and doing what He has called me to do at this point in our journey. I took my kids to the park with my Grandma. There was a group of 10 or so moms exercising with their strollers and toddlers/babies. It was kind of a funny sight at first. One thing led to another and I ended up talking to the leader for a half hour or so. I learned a little bit about her story, and got to share with her about TCC and why we are back in town. It was one of those moments where you just know that you are in complete alignment with God’s calling. Hoping I can join that group of moms in the future and have more opportunities like that one to share about what we are doing.
I also love that Josiah gets to spend time with his great grandparents! Here is a picture of him playing baseball with his Great Grandma Karen.
Check out what we have been up to the past 2 months. There are still more changes and additions to come soon! Enjoy. : )
Here are some highlights from what we have been up to the past few months…