I enjoy reading what other bloggers have been loving, so I hope you'll enjoy my five favorite posts from the past week or so!
- Elena at Beautiful Hope invited several other married bloggers and me to serve on a panel to answer questions submitted by engaged women. The engaged ladies asked some really great questions, and I've been enjoying reading the wisdom of other married women! The first question was about how NOT to be a "bridezilla," the second was about nurturing your relationship with your fiance while you're preoccupied with planning, and the third was about budgeting.
- Mattie's Makings featured me in last week's Mattie's Makings Instagram challenge! Super-honored! And using her hashtag has introduced me to a few lovely instagrammers and bloggers, which makes the blog world feel a little smaller and warmer :-)
- Chrystie at Living for Naptime shared a guest post by Jenny of Princess Turned Mom about the time she cried at Trader Joe's. Can't say as I've experienced the exact scenario she describes... can't even say I've actually been to Trader Joe's (lol!)... but boy, did this post hit home. The way she summed it up has really stuck with me: "This mommy business is literally the hardest job in the world and some days are good and some are really quite miserable. But just as a sick baby cries out for their mommy in the middle of the night so are we to cry out to our heavenly father for help. And that is what I did that day as I cried at Trader Joe’s. 'As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” -Isaiah 66:13'" Thanks, Chrystie and Jenny, for encouraging this tired momma's heart this week!
- My wonderful husband sent me this article about the conversation around C-sections by Jenni Naselli at Desiring God. I love it! I'm so tired of feeling judged for our birth story... I gave a vaginal birth a valiant effort, and don't appreciate hearing that if I'd done this, or tried that, or ignored the advice of my doctor, we could have had a "better" experience. My kids and I are alive. Pretty satisfied with my experience!
- And finally, my friend Brittany at Grace, Love, Life wrote a great post in modern terms about becoming the Proverbs 31 wife. So many of us know this passage, but the ideas don't feel particularly relevant to our modern life (I don't weave, and I think God is okay with that)... so what does the wife of noble character look like in 2016? Very thought provoking post!
Thank you ladies for such great reading this week!
What was the best thing you read this week? Paste links in the comments - I love reading and following other bloggers! :-) Have a lovely weekend, y'all!