EtchLife — Motherhood

From a Daughter’s Perspective

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Okay… so let’s get real. My mom is the best. When I was younger I remember limping into her room all quiet like in attempts to get a glimpse of her preparing herself for the day. She always applied this one brown lipstick all in one swipe. I imagine she was stressed out (rightfully so) having 4 kids at home. She probably put it on because it made her feel beautiful. And oh my, did she look beautiful. My mom loves God. She sits in her bed every morning and hangs out with the Lord like it’s her best friend...

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Everything Beautiful in its Time

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Twelve years ago, you would not have found me serving diligently in ministry, like you would today. On any given night, you would have found me with the party crowd, taking shots, dancing on bars and living a loosely wild life filled with shallow things and self-destruction. The road to ruin for me was paved…

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Behind the Tears

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Mother’s Day…simple idea, complicated emotions. I am a mother and yet I am not. This will be my second Mother’s Day since my beautiful daughter, Kate, unexpectedly passed away. Forever 31, she was an amazing mother who believed in childhood, parenting to the heart, and child-led play.  She never understood why we needed one day…

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When the Waves Are Crashing In

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When the EtchLife girls asked me to write a blog about how God has used motherhood in my life, I laughed so hard that coffee shot out of my mouth! I actually started to cry as I mentally ran through my “inadequacy” check list. “Why in God’s green earth are they inviting me to do…

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A Letter to My Child’s Mother

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Dear friend, I’ve dreamed about you many times.  The kind of dreams that linger in your heart and you can’t seem to shake.   I’ve dreamed about the day you found out you were pregnant, the flood of emotions you felt from the inside out…the kind of raw emotions a woman has when she finds out…

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