What it's about:

In my blog I will be sharing insight to the world of motherhood through my eyes. Giving practical and spiritual encouragement through my experiences. I will share precious moments and thoughts that have stirred me to stay focused on what is important in life....loving my children and allowing them to experience God. I LOVE BEING A MOM....but I also love that along the way I can help others enjoy it as much as I do!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

HOPE has Risen!

My son Benaiah...he has the best smile!
It's been FOREVER since I have blogged. I guess the intimidation of my last post date will never get closer to today. So.... I write.

Motherhood, just like marriage some of us can't wait for the day. Then it arrives and the responsibilities arrive too. My second child will be ONE in two weeks (I know
it has been close to 18months since my last post and I have another baby) and I am amazed I made it! I am alive and breathing. Lol... But seriously...I know we all have different children and our experiences through transition and adapting are different. I just know for me the transition to two was hard. I remember telling myself over and over, this is just a season. I would even look back at my daughters baby pictures to try and encourage myself that it gets better. (It really did help) :)

All that to say, sometimes we feel like our situations can feel endless. Our hope fades and we gloom in the shadow of our pity. But...IT WILL get better.

In 2012 I came to a place where HOPE was my best friend. I am not going to write about all my difficult stories that I had to deal with, but I will say this, 2012 was a place where I had to make a decision. Would I hold onto hopelessness, worry, anxiety, defeat... Or would I see HOPE. That I always have the victory! I can change my atmosphere...I can choose to see good!

 I am telling you what, having a newborn with a two year old running around like a crazy animal that makes you wonder what happened to my innocent child!? Or going through any difficult situation or transition in life where you can't find hope sure does make the days seem LONG!

I know we can always get through things....eventually. But what if in every life shaking situation we held onto HOPE? I think we would grasp an opportunity to stand taller. Become stronger. To encourage others through their situations. Most importantly to feel FREE!

As I am writing this, those first couple months of transition to two kids is not all I am talking about. As hard as that might have been for me, I am beyond that. I am talking about a place where life shakes you to the core and all you have inside of you is too look up and say, "God, I always look to you, but right now, I need you in this
moment more then I have ever needed you!"

I was there....in that place. Guess how He answered me?
He told me who I was. What He has given me and that I can change my emotions and atmosphere by trusting and leaning on that fact that He is for me! He
wants me to succeed! He wants me to live in victory...always!
My daughter Hannah and I....enjoying life!

HOPE had risen!
A warrior inside of me was drawn out when I stood in hope.

Romans 15:13 AMP
"May the God of your HOPE so fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with HOPE."

I had never felt more secure in my Heavenly Father than in that moment. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I saw His hand holding mine.

We have such an amazing God that would send His son to die for us. Not just for eternity in heaven with him, but for us to demonstrate on this earth a hope, a freedom... Victory that only comes by Him.

That is the hope I learned in 2012. That is the hope that I will carry through 2013. That is the Hope I want you to have!
My two beautiful babies.

I pray that every mother not only finds His hope in what feels like those endless nights holding a crying baby. But that in those moments and through any situation that seems overwhelming, you find His HOPE that brings you further into that place of who He has made you to be. A powerful tower that cannot be shaken. Because HOPE has risen!

Conquering this world through Christ and leading my little's into Victory with me....

Heather Price

My favorite people in my life...My handsome husband and two children that bless me so much!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Is there a RIGHT or WRONG way?

I was inspired to write this blog through my relationships with other mom’s or becoming new moms. As we venture into the world of motherhood, we ask questions, observe other mothers, or read books to understand this world we are going into. Is there a right or wrong way?

The other night I was talking to a good friend and telling her how much I have learned in the area of comparing and judging other mom's to my own "ways". I told her that one day I had another mom mirror what I had been doing to other moms to me, and how it made me feel so insecure. Then I felt the Lord smile.....YES...HE SMILED....and I realized just why he allowed that to happen....Thank you LORD! Thank you for showing me how ugly I was being. Sometimes....Okay lets be honest....most of the time we are comparing our kids learning abilities to other kids their age, or sizing them up to make sure they are growing healthy and strong. Then there is the other extreme ....judging. "Wow I can't believe her child did that, mine will never be like that!" Or...."My child sleeps through the night and yours still does not???" Oh the lists go on and on.

It is so important that no matter what book you read or whatever inspiring mom you learn from.....you will be unique and different....You will be YOU! You will have your own ways that work for you and your growing family! Most importantly....every mom is different in their needs. Some may be flexible and have no need for schedules! Other moms may need structure and order to stay sain! Some may even be questioning everything they are doing, b/c they really don't know what to do. Every way is OKAY! There is no perfect way....there is no perfect child. Be okay to continue learning....be okay to test things out....be okay to be free to be who you are and mother like you want....be you and be happy....whatever makes life better for you....do it! Don't allow the judgments of others to make you feel less than who you are. God made you specifically to parent the children he gave you! He will give you the wisdom to teach and raise them, and the grace to do it all, just ask Him!

Enjoying Motherhood one day at a time.....

Monday, March 21, 2011

No matter what age....your children can know and experience God!

One of my favorite moments is putting my daughter to bed. After all our rituals that lead up to P.J's, tickles, and kisses we head to Hannah's room. I sit in my favorite place....the rocking chair next to her bed.  Most of the time Ben prays while sitting on the ottoman in front of me. He thanks God for all the blessings in our lives, gives praises to the One that deserves it all, ask God for more of Him in every area of our lives.... Meanwhile Hannah is snuggled in my arms in a cradle position with her head tucked up next to my chest. She has one thumb in her mouth and stares at daddy as he prayers. Once he is finished he gives her a soft kiss on her forehead and tells her how important she is and how she is going to change the world! She snuggles closer to me takes her thumb out of her mouth and says, "sing?" I smile....."Yes Hannah, lets sing to Jesus." (My favorite part) Why? B/c even though I can worship and listen to music in the house or in my car or even go to church where everyone is worshiping in song....this is different. During this time I have a special moment with my child and our Creator. I get to truly experience an encounter that is different than any other. I get to embrace God while my child feels and sees our connection. She experiences God's goodness, His glory, and His love as I show her what worshiping our Creator is like. Your connections with God however they look or whatever they are, are so vital for your children to see. You are showing them the Joy of living! It is not played up or a show....it is your natural expressions with God that creates an atmosphere for your children to see and know God. As they grow up they will adapt and create their own experiences with God, but take all they have learned from you, with them. :)

A mom who is learning as she grows....

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Mother was born....

Being a mother is not taught, or perfected before you hold your first child in your arms....it is born. As your love could not get any bigger....as your life could not be more fulfilling.....IT HAPPENS! Becoming a mother has changed my life! As it is changing me, I am realizing how much I can change the world by training....teaching....guiding...loving this precious gift that God has given me. We live our lives not only for God, but for those around us....to see who God is and to know Him more. We have been given the opportunity to be who God has called us to be so that our children can be who they are called to be!

Changing the world....one child at a time.....