it's stirring up my heart
nothing like a nod to *NSYNC when debuting your blog...
there's been a stirring in my heart lately. a stirring to act. to be intentional. to let go. to document. to create. to be present. so often over the last few years, I have found myself existing. or better yet... trying to catch up.
here's a little back ground...
for those who don't know me, I'm Sarah. I live in a small, East Texas town. a town that is adorable + wonderful. I was born + raised here. I broke free for about 14 years + during my time away, I found my purpose. dang... that's a pretty intense thing to say, but it's true. what is it? well... it's the same for you too... to live a real + intention life for the glorification of Jesus. It's pretty simple, right? totally. <insert eye roll>
God used my time away from my town to draw me back to it. and my life began. I took a leap of faith to come back to my hometown + open a boutique + gift shop. shortly after moving home... at 31... living in my parent's garage apartment... I met my mister. we were engaged + married within 1.5 years. he is my earthly rock. my true companion. my other half. we welcomed our baby girl, ebk, in 2015. she is our joy + oh man is she the coolest thing to ever happen to me. so like I said, life began for me when I came home.
so, we've been cruising by in life for the last 4.5 years. it's been a ton of fun... and hard all at the same time. no matter how hard I've tried, I have stopped being intentional. I mean, I have my moments.... but it hasn't been a steady, daily desire. which brings me to this blog...
I'm ready to be REAL. I'm ready to be INTENTIONAL. just because I think we need it. we being me... and my family. I want to be a wife + mother who points her people to Jesus. I want to be the daughter + friend who encourages + loves because that's what I get on the daily from Jesus. I want to declutter our life, clean out the closets + show that we are all in this together. <insert lyrics of kumbaya>
and the people said, Amen.
so I'm starting a blog. it's going to be a hodge-podge of life. and I promise that in the moments of serious, I'll try my best to make light of it all. for now, that's what I got... hope you follow me in this crazy journey of working out our ultimate purpose.