A day at the beach. from gussy sews on Vimeo.
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I have little conversations with myself kinda regularly now that revolve around “purpose” and what I have to share/say. It’s gotten a lot harder lately to define these two things, and sometimes it feels really confusing. Do you ever feel like that?
There’s endless joy in knowing whatever I accomplish in a day will be awesome. There are no real rules right now; I’m just focusing on Maggie. And really, what focusing on Maggie means is focusing on our family, reading a few books, going to the beach, cultivating community within Los Angeles and sharing what’s on my heart — all in between naps of course. It’s a little bit crazy but a whole lot of fun. Daily. And so it’s been an interesting transition, slowing down as a maker to more of a mama; one kiddo to two. It’s filled with challenges and rewards. And little tiny toddler kisses in between :)
Maxwell and I were at the beach last week (surprise, surprise) and I took some video of us down by the water. This is such a fun age, and I have loved all the stages of his 15 months of precious life.
I’ve watched and re-watched (and then re-watched again) this video and I feel very confident in knowing whatever my purpose is, whatever I have to share or say, it’s all from God. I’ll always have a purpose — you’ll always have one, too — it’s just about having the patience to see it the way it really is.
OH, Maggie, so sweet!
That is adorable. Can I ask what you shoot video with? I’m in the market for something new.
My iPhone! :)
Thanks for sharing Maggie. Yes I lie awake at night thinking about the day, what I did and what MORE I could have done or what I could have done differently. I think it’s something a lot of moms process in different seasons of their lives. Lately I’ve been up and praying for the lost and lukewarm, the broken and those who think they need no healer. My heart is heavy for the state of hearts, for the lost. I have my little mission field with my boys and my neighbors, friends and church family, and I am doing what I think it is God is wanting me to do; to love and to make disciples. It’s really quite simple when we boil it down isn’t it?!? So why do we make it so hard.
Okay, forgive my rant, maybe I should blog about it :)
As always, I love you sister and am so proud of the woman you are becoming!
Oh seriously! Hugs!
SUCH a cute little man you have there, Maggie! I love how he waved right to the camera like he knew he was the star. I think we need more of these videos from now on!! ;) Thanks so much for sharing your heart and your family with us. =)
I’m so proud of how you are embracing the Mommy role + making that the dominant role in your life. We do need outlets where we can be just “us”! But this tot stage is only a season, it’s goes by quickly. As the babies grow, so will your time to get back to being creative + sewing!
Once we give ourselves permission to relax + enjoy what is, we can breath again!
Happy 29th! I just turned 39 on 7.2. Gulp!
You’re totally right about once they’re grown there’ll be more time for sewing. A very good reminder for me to hear… xo
Gee whiz. I wish we could be friends and take our kid lets to the beach together! You’re such a sweet mama – doing a great job! xoxo