Monday, September 24, 2012

A Momma's Heart - Always Growing

Today I have a guest post over at Hearts at Home blog with Jill Savage.  You can go there today for a chance to win a copy of 31 Nuggets of Hope!

Anyway, I got to thinking this morning about how a Momma's heart is always growing.  As our children grow and their needs change, so must our heart!  Sometimes that growth comes easy.  Other times it's quite painful.  As a mom, you'll likely face seasons you would never have signed up for.  Still, your heart must grow if you are going to love your children well.

Looking back, I can see several significant times my heart has had to grow.  My heart grew as I became a new mom during a very difficult season in my life.  You can read about my 'lil miracle here.  My growing heart was filled with joy when he chose and committed his life to her ... my new daughter blessing.  Sometimes it's questions that my daughters have of their early days that causes my heart to need to grow.  And nothing has grown my Momma heart quite like our adoptions.  Bringing home our youngest grew me into such a better Momma.

Currently, my heart is growing in a very new way.  After nearly 20 years of mommy-ing I am facing a season that is very new to me.  I'll be sharing about that in the days to come.

But for right now, I just want to encourage you that no matter what you're facing - no matter what season you are currently in - you can trust God in your mommy-ing journey.  He is trust-worthy both in the mountain top moments and in the valleys.  He is GOOD.  He is ALL-KNOWING.  Nothing catches Him by surprise.

Recently I wrote about the HOPE that is offered to us as moms in my first book.  {It comes this week! - eeeekkkk!} While 31 Nuggets of Hope was written to adoptive and fostering moms, ALL moms need reminded that there is HOPE.

What I love about Hearts at Home conferences is how they meet moms right where they are, in their individual journey and gently direct them to the source of all Hope.  Be sure to check out their website and all the resources they offer!


  1. Hello! I just found your blog through a friend--we adopted once from Rwanda, and are in the process of adopting from the USA this time around. I've been reading through your blog and would love to email you--is that okay? How can I do so? Thanks so much!
    kab1272 @

  2. Allie, you can reach me at!