I am a stay-at-home mother of two wonderful little children. Lalo is a little princess, while Bubby is a little destruct-or! I am very happily married to the most wonderful husband in the world! No pun intended, really...he is :) And, all together, we make one silly bunch!
But....before it all began, I was a very lost soul. My home situation wasn't the best place to be, and I made a lot of very bad decisions as a young woman. When it was almost time to go off to college, I felt like I was finally beginning an uphill climb towards any faith at all...wrongs felt more wrong than they had before. I remember working at a very popular retail store, and seeing this guy pulling merchandise onto the floor. I looked over at my co-worker friend and said something about him. I'll never forget her comment that he's "probably like 16 years old or something", when I was 18 or so. I saw him a couple more times after that, but never spoke to him. I went off to college a little later, and I was living in a home apart from my parents during that first year. I just didn't feel happy in the situation I was in, so when the school year was over, I just felt the need to come back home. After coming home, I started working at that very same retail store again. Soon after I started back, I saw that guy again. This time, he talked to me. I was a very different person by then, but still lost. After talking to him, I realized that he had grown up in a household of faith. I began attending church with him, and our relationship blossomed. But, it wasn't the only relationship that developed. I started developing a relationship with God. I finally realized what would fill the empty feeling in the pit of my stomach, and I was baptized soon after. Several years later, I graduated college and married the person who's family life (little did he know) pointed the way. To this day, I still can't imagine my life without God...He has saved me in more ways than one.
About 3 years later, we had our first child LaLo (pronounced Lah-Low; the name given to her by our youngest child). I became a stay-at-home mom when she was about 1 1/2 years old. I never imagined myself being one of those mothers that could just "sit around all day and do nothing". I liked being active and really wondered if I'd be able to handle staying home. But, my love for LaLo won the battle, and I took the plunge into "home mommy world". Little did I know that I'd be busier than I ever imagined! And, three and a half years later, Bubby (what we all call him), came into the world.
There's so much that the scriptures teach us about how to live as godly women. The more I study, the more I truly feel that "in the home" is where a mother should be, and she should be using every effort to teach her children all that she can with God as the main emphasis in the home. I realize that being a stay-at-home mom is not an option for everyone. I feel like God has truly blessed our family enough to make it possible for me.
Scriptures also teach us to not have idle hands, so I try very hard to spend the majority of my time being productive, whether it be by homeschooling my children, creating cakes of art, crocheting, quilting, etc. I love learning knew things, sharing my creations, and helping others to learn them too! I created sections on my blog about my passions. I hope you enjoy seeing all of my creations, and I hope that it encourages you to have Eager Hands at Home too!