It took me a long time to figure out where my life was going. I was stuck in so many roles and none of them were really “me.” Or so I thought….
I am Belle and Drew’s mom. Biology tells us that. I carried them, birthed them, and am currently doing my best to raise them with as little damage as possible.
I am Tyler’s wife. We met as kids, lived down the street from each other, and yes, he was “friend-zoned” for the longest time. It wasn’t until our early-20’s that I realized my love for Tyler was more than just friends. At 24, I said “I do” and I will, for the rest of my life!
These are facts. These ARE who I am. These parts of me make up the majority of my being. These parts of me help define who I am, even when that makes me a maid, chaperone, dry-cleaner, chef, mediator and every other detail of our day-to-day life. It isn’t just my job to care for this family, it is who I am.
And beyond these roles, my true self is revealed.
I am Kind. My kids remind me of this when they thank me for whatever it is I have done for them at that time.
I am Beautiful. My husband tells me this one a daily basis. (And I believe him!)
I am Patient. My kids remind me of this when they throw fits and I refrain from homicide.
I am Capable. My to-do list reminds me of this as I check off one thing after another.
I am Faithful. My soul reminds me of this, as I thank God for this life I live every day.
I am Reliable. My kids remind me of this when I pack their lunches, take them to sports practice, and help them brush their teeth every night.
I am Passionate. My boutique reminds me of this, day after day, as I hustle to meet the needs of my customers through fashion and friendship.
I am Enough. Plain and simple.
I am Content. This is where I am supposed to be right here, right now.
I am Petunia.