My life as a mom, wife and Christ-follower can be such a blessing! so stressful! and so funny! all in the same day. These letters are meant to vent, challenge, or simply entertain, but always to leave the reader and the writer changed. By definition, growth cannot occur without change, so I hope that through changing with God’s direction, we are growing to our own highest potential for Him.
After my sons’ coaches had changed the location and time of one night’s practices twice, my daughter’s try-outs were listed on a date that didn’t exist, and I happened to notice an error on my son’s medical record, I said to my husband in frustration, “How do dumb people be moms?!!!” He laughed hysterically (probably at my English), and then told me, “THAT’s why you need to blog!” There are brilliant women putting degrees and accolades of the world aside in order to keep a family running – with or without another job. Our actions and reactions in life begin with seeds that grow from our thoughts. We need to stick together!
The stories come mostly from “ordinary everyday life,” which I never feel is “ordinary,” unless you are used to underwear on fire on a chandelier, a fig tree sticking out of a convertible and being publicly assaulted because you don’t know where Walmart is. The starring roles of the stories are usually my children, Casey (15), Nate (12), Christine (8) and J.R. (7), but let’s not forget the dog, Delilah. Tissue warnings I am told would be good before reading about more serious topics like infertility, and When We Don’t See a Purpose.
Why the name? My friend and leadership business partner, Lindsey, asked me at just the right time if I had ever thought about writing a blog. Thinking she might be the only one who would read it, I decided to write letters to her, but I LOVE that others have enjoyed reading them too!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that my #1 fan, my husband, Chris Brady, is an author, business owner and leader who influences others to be leaders. His blog is read in dozens of countries; his Tweets are followed by hundreds of thousands; and he is asked to speak at conventions around the world. Most importantly, he is an incredible example of living his utmost for His Highest as a husband and father. I sometimes feel like a trailer, glad I’m hitched to his truck! Other times, I feel like I am only held on by those two little safety chains on the sides, and I’m whipsawing across the highway behind him, trying to catch up! But I have had the most fun running alongside of him, thrilled to be in this life with him, hoping to reach our highest potential for our Lord together.
Enjoy some pages from our journey with four children, including some flashbacks to their toddler days (when I had NO TIME for writing)! May God bless our time together,