Oh this journey is an eventful one! Trying to play the role of Wife, Mom, Daughter, Friend AND manage and maintain this fashion company that I worked so hard to make successful is a whole lot more than I am capable of on most days!!!
I am not complaining, I just want to invite my readers to know ME! I'm not SUPER WIFE, SUPER MOM, GREATEST FRIEND, or ROCKSTAR ENTRAPRANEUR... I'm just another girl, saved by grace, trying my hardest to figure this crazy life out!! Sometimes the perfect photos posted to the the blog or Instagram can be really deceiving, lol. Now, I'm not saying that I don't think my son is the cutest thing in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD or that my husband isn't equally as handsome, but I AM saying that life can simply be messy at times. You may have to take 20 pictures of the exact same scene to get the perfect one!! Are you hearing me?! 😉
Brian (my husband) and I often discuss my circus act and my ability (or lack thereof) to pull it all off. In a more recent conversation I told him, " I am a MOM first, and HEARTS OF STYLE second." This is a tough pill for me to swallow, realizing that I cannot be perfect at both, or either for that matter, as badly as I want to!! I generally do not like to do things unless I can do them VERY WELL 😜 So this has surely been a time where Jesus is teaching me A LOT about letting go of my control issues haha.
I will be honest, Before having Brooks I thought I had it all figured out! I just knew I was going to be the "perfect" mom. In my mind I knew that each day would run smoothly just as I had scheduled, my organizational skills would always keep me on task, and that being a full time mom while working (without any help) would be a piece of cake! Is anyone laughing yet?!?! 😂
Real life: the schedule is changing the schedule about 10 times a days based upon whether Brooks will sleep or not. My organizational skills are more like forgetting one thing here, forgetting another there, and having a dirty car CONSTANTLY even tho that used to be my greatest pet peeve.🙆 I chase my little man through the mall and grab my favorite picks for my clients as fast as my hands can move! Then we head to client meetings and I chase him round and round each house while I'm surveying the cute new looks being tried on. Thank you LORD my clients love me and understand my craziness because being Brooks' mom is my first priority. Even though it's makes every day a really interesting adventure. 🙈
So... the point of me sharing all this is just so you know that I am an everyday, ordinary woman, trying to make others feel their best even tho I barely get my makeup on in the car each day!! How's that for a stylist 😜
So please know that when I can find the time to post something to inform you of my new favorite things, or anything that's going on in the Hearts of Style world, it's because I am really excited about it or really believe in it!! My thoughts will always be genuine even if they are written sporadically or in the wee hours of the morning! Posting a few favorite photos today with a little poem I recently wrote for my wild man!
Hope you have a blessed day and enjoy your life even when things don't go according to your "schedule or plan!"
There was a day, long ago
Where I was overwhelmed by Love.
Your dad made my heart skip a beat with each and every kiss,
I thought I knew all there was to know,
But I never knew love like this!
There were times when I could hardly keep up,
And my mind was ever racing!
I would go 90 to nothing, working hard,
To check things off my lists.
I thought I'd mastered the art of juggling,
But I never knew busy like this.
I've always been sensitive to a fault,
And the things of this world break my heart!
Trying to understand why some love Jesus,
But others hear him and dismiss...
I thought this thought alone could worry me to death,
But I've never knew worry like this.
Many things can bring a smile to my face,
And bring joy straight to my heart.
My wedding day, my feet in the sand, and an Auburn win are all bliss.
But until the day you were placed in my hands,
I never knew joy like this!
You see little one you have rocked my world,
And I don't see that ever changing.
Nothing is the same, and all is better,
And forever I'll want to reminisce.
I thought my life was full like an album,
But I've never knew memories like this.
So if you wonder why mommy cries,
When you fall and scrape your knee.
Or why my heart races when your tears fall,
and I squeeze you tight because I can't resist.
It's because I thought I was ready for this journey,
But I've never knew emotion like this!
I can never be grateful or thankful enough,
That God chose me as your mom!
You are my favorite song, and my reason to live,
So again I must insist,
I thought I'd experienced the greatest love,
But I NEVER knew love like this!