“Oh my God Brittany?” “You were thinking it!” “But you said it!”
Do you remember what movie this is from? I can’t believe my opening line is a quote from White Chicks but this is so me. I say what most people won’t. Quite often, I pray for God to hold my tongue and seal my lips. For God’s sake can I get a filter?? This is why I started a blog. I found many sites regarding décor and design, fashion, food, lifestyle, health & fitness, and spirituality and I love each of these subjects and follow some terrific blogs. But I haven’t found one that reveals the process of a woman’s life. I mean a real, hard, and embarrassing life. So, I decided it’s time to talk about real life, real issues, and more importantly real progress.
By no means am I an expert but I’ve experienced more than I would have chosen to.
The best way to explain where I’m at in life is through these verses:
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ.
~ Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)
I am wife, mother, believer, retired Chief of the United States Navy, and praise God some call me friend. I have a big mouth and a big heart. I am tough and believe in reasons rather than excuses mostly because I had to. I value life because so much has been taken from me. I have learned a lot yet have so far to go. I will tell you stories that I promise will make you say, “If she can do it, I can do it.”
Life can be hard yet the greatest blessings also bring the most diligent maintenance. Being a wife, mama, SINGLE mama, friend, you name it, takes frick-ing-work but gosh it yields the greatest joy. So as I share a lot of truths, I hope you’ll be moved and inspired and realize you are not alone! No matter how tough, sad, lonely, exciting, or joyful your life may be remember: things always change, including people and feelings. One thing that never changes is our God-given strengths and abilities.. A well-watered rose bush is certain to bloom flowers, sure the thorns and scars remain but the fragrant, beautiful petals are what draws the eye.