Keep Going: A Note of Encouragement

Bouncing back. That’s the ability I’ve been gaining back these days and it feels so awesome. Since the miscarriage in 2016, I’ve been going through one of the worst seasons ever! I normally work my way through the messes of life and come out stronger. But, not this time.

Losing that ability was rough and foreign.

Here we are today, a little over a year later and I’m as perky as ever! Praise the Lord!!!

I’ve been working really hard this summer to guard my life from the intrusions that come quickly and almost silently. They’re the obligations that pop up and you feel like you have to say “yes” to. My summer has been quieter and that’s been so good for my wellness track.

But, these last few weeks have put some cracks in my armor.

Brooks headed to Texas after hurricane Harvey, leaving me with a 300 head and 500 acre sized to-do list. #farmwifelife That was the catalyst to where I find myself today… Neck deep in backlogged work for my primary vocation, a busy beef season of pick ups and sales through our co-op, ministry at church, and of course trying to stay focused on my health endeavors.

These highs and lows can be killers to anything you’ve purposed yourself to do.

Actually, today, I’m sick yet again. Fighting migraines off and on, severe tightness in my shoulders and neck, an unsettled stomach, hormones going amuck, and chills. Yep, it’s an invader called stress and it’s aggravating the bigger physical issues I have going on.

Confession time… if that weren’t enough, I was desperate for a Hardee’s Big Chicken sandwich today and by golly I got me one!

It’s different though. Despite all this, I’m still joyful, still smiling, and the Holy Spirit is telling me to look up and move forward.

Well, hello JOY! I’m so glad you’re back! I’ve missed you so!


To you who is struggling like me, keep going. You are not alone.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a twenty something or a seventy something. A mom or an infertile. Whether you’ve got one child running around or perhaps be five. A career woman or a stay at home. A retiree or a newly graduated. Either way, you’re still a form of Wonder Woman herself.

We all have our challenges, amen!?

Mine may look different from yours. I believe at this time I’ve only got a friend or two who are in the barren trenches with me. Everyone else is holding a mommy status that I just can’t identify with.

But, that doesn’t matter. We are still women working hard at our individual God-given calling, trying to care of our spouse or loved ones, working to make ends meet, and keeping everything together as best as we can. We are the CEO of our homes, the CPA of our bank account, the head chef in our kitchen, and the maid to gritty laundry (or in my case, cow poo infused laundry). We are the nurses to boo-boos, the gardener to our property, and an income earner to our budgets.

We are all meant, nevertheless, to KEEP GOING, push back the intruders seeping their way through our armor, and find our JOY.

Don’t forget to PRAY. Keep your BIBLE OPEN and read. Remember the things that you’re THANKFUL for and DWELL on them.

Keep going, even if it means eating a little Hardee’s along the way… but girlfriend, definitely don’t do that everyday.

2 thoughts on “Keep Going: A Note of Encouragement

  • September 20, 2017 at 11:08 AM

    Thank you!!! I needed this today.

    • September 20, 2017 at 1:57 PM

      You are so welcome, Christine! So glad it was an encouragement for you. Blessings!


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