Welcome! I've been wanting to write a blog for a while now. The idea first came to me a couple of years ago but only really took fire in the past few months. I have searched the Internet for those in similar life situations, but haven't had much success. So, alas, I will begin my own blogging journey. I hope at the very least it will provide me with an outlet for my thoughts, emotions, experiences, etc.
So, a little brief summary of my life: I have been married for five years to my husband, Jesse (insert comments about how adorable it is that we are "Jesse and Jessica" here!). Jesse is a youth minister and has been quite successful in his endeavors, if I do say so myself. We have three beautiful daughters, ages 4, 2 & 6 months. These girls are, without question, the loves of my life. Motherhood has been the most amazing, rewarding and exhausting journey I have ever been on, but the rewards are constant! I work full-time but when I'm not working, I spend a lot of time as a married single mom due to Jesse's work schedule.
For some strange reason, when I sum up my life in a short paragraph like that, it all seems so neat & tidy...uncomplicated even. Perhaps that's how people on the outside might see my life. There have been some wonderful highs & depressing lows as I've traveled through marriage, motherhood and the work/home balancing routine. I thank God every day for the wonderful blessings He has given me. I find myself having an on-going open dialogue with God, which I believe has helped me keep sane when the kids are crazy, Jesse is off working somewhere, dinner is nowhere near ready & I have a major project due at work!
I hope this blog will be helpful not only for me but anyone else who may stumble upon it. So welcome...to the sharing of life lessons from a Catholic youth minister's wife!