It’s my pleasure to welcome back my dear friend Hannah. Today she authentically shares about how she found adventure and her journey into motherhood.
And if you’re interested in reading what Hannah shared last time head over to The Best Thing You Should Know About Grace.
Thanks for joining us today!
How I Found Adventure in the Simple Life
I used to be afraid of a simple life. The thought of settling down was terrifying. Along with bearing the kinds of responsibilities that follow marriage and parenthood.
I defined myself as adventurous, thirsty for exploration, passionate, and curious. I thought a fulfilled life of freedom was one of constant travel. Absorbing the high that comes from experiencing new cultures and places. Yes, that will always excite me and be something I’m open to. But I no longer believe that is the only way to feel satisfied.
Having been married just over 7 years and having two children, I can honestly look at them and know that no other adventure would’ve refined me like they have. No other journey would’ve sifted me so thoroughly or exposed my fears and weaknesses so well. I’ve seen God nurture my heart through deep brokenness, and strengthen my endurance in spite of my limitations.
I look back at how God has used what I once thought would hold me back, as a catapult towards maturity in my faith.
He has patiently endured my anger and doubt. And answered questions I never thought I’d ask about Him and His character. God has faithfully poured love and mercy into my brokenness over and over again.
I have come back to His altar, again and again, seeking more of Him. And I am hungry for His presence where I ALWAYS find rest and contentment. The growing pains associated with the death of self has taught me much of His love, His patience, and loving kindness. He is so faithful!
I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever been more in love with Him than I am at this very moment! I know deep in my soul that HE is my great adventure that no exotic travel or experience can come close to competing with. And because His Spirit has taken up residence within me, I have access to Him CONSTANTLY!
Oh, my soul, breathe deeply! The God of the universe and all within it has come for me, my love and every human being that breathes! He is overwhelmingly good, and nothing can satisfy like He can! Nothing can heal, no! not even time, like He can! My God, my God, You are glorious and beautiful and awesome! Every part of me sings in adoration of You. You are my everything.
Hannah is a Jesus lover, wife, mother, friend, writer, and runner. And you can follow her motherhood adventure on Instagram.
Does this journey resonate with you?
I’d love to hear your answers in the comments!
P.S. speaking of the simple life, check out this easy, simple smoothie recipe!