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Growing Stronger: From the Breakdowns to the Breakthroughs
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Welcome to “Seasons of Mothering“! I’ve created this blog to relate to women who are just trying to figure things out as you go, like me. And maybe even grow a little stronger in the process!
Being the amazing Christian wife and mom I’d love to claim I am, hasn’t always been a success. God made me kinda complicated, I think.
What to Expect
This site offers an imperfect, somewhat humorous and occasionally informative posts. If you’ve got even one story that relates, I’m your girl to follow! I need as much support & advice as I can get.
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That’s me: Jennifer. I have 4 “babies” ranging from elementary school age to off on their own status. I’ve been raising my kids since before becoming an “adult”.
Season Numero Uno
I had my first daughter when I was 17. (Teen Mom, anyone?) Added the next beauty 2 1/2 years later, since I was doing so well at it. Ahem.
Then, along came this extremely attractive fellow. He had come to my place for a VERY classy soirée (i.e. house party) This was in ’97..JUST before finding out that my second princess was blooming in my womb. Womp, womp..
This Could Be the Start To…
So, we began a lovely friendship. The 2 of us hung out here and there for a few years, before the realization hit him that — he was madly in love with me! Obviously.
Finally, October 2000, we started our romantic rollercoaster ride! Clearly, I HAD to return the favor of him taking SO LONG to fall madly and desperately in love with me – so, I let him know upfront, that wedding bells were off the table. (I mean, those things never last anyways, right?!) Our knight – and only son – arrived a couple of years later. Then, Prince Charming and I had a parting of ways – for all of 5 seconds – in 2005.
God, in His “Look at me! I’m God!” way, SLAYED those 5 seconds. Slayed! Life forever changed. Enter Grace Point Church.
Then Came Marriage
Married this sexy beast of mine 2 years later. He’s the Dre to my Shady. The Kim to my Marshall. Kidding!
He balances me nicely, is my point. So, fine, I’ll wear his last name! Anyways, those shacking up together gigs NEVER make it…Right? 😉
Moving Right Along
Skipping to 2011: There we were, starting to see glimpses of that child-rearing finish line, so beautiful and quiet..then a “MUAH-HAHA” echoed from the heavens above, as God shook his index finger and said “Silly rabbits! We’re not through yet!” ?!?!@&)?! Cue J. Rose. Man, is life a TRIP with this girl! (A blessing too..but more of a trip)
Jumping to the business side of things: I ditched the corporate career a couple years later to spend more time at home with Miss Thang. Then, in 2014, I went & got me a real estate license.
It’s been a whirlwind! Couldn’t ask for more. I’m truly #hashtagblessed.
There’s many seasons of mothering, and if there was only one sentence for me to sum it all up with, it’d have to be that in every breakdown, a breakthrough is sure to follow! So, just pray and hang on…
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