Before I get to the update I do have a question I need to answer from my Q and A post, which can be found here.
"What motivates me?"
Two different readers asked me this question. This question is pretty easy to answer. I have several things that motivate me and they are listed below.
1. My faith/religion.
My faith motivates me to trust that God has a plan for my life. My faith motivates me to show Christ's love to others in hopes of changing just one life. My faith motivates me to believe, pray, worship, forgive, love, hope, give, serve, and be a light in a dark world. I hope through my blog and in my personal life that people see my faith and see how it motivates me to be a better wife, mom, friend, daughter, etc. My faith is why my blog is titled FaithHopeLove. As you can tell, my faith is a very big part of my life.
2. My husband and kids.
My husband and kids motivate me. I could probably write a book about how wonderful they are and how they motivate me. I will condense it though. I love taking care of family. They are the reason why I wake up and do what I do as a wife and mom. My husband is always encouraging me, always listening, always loving, and always there for the kids and I no matter what. He really is the most amazing man. He loves God and loves his family. His support in what I do means more than he will ever know.
Our kids love telling me how I am the best mommy ever and how much they love me. I can also see their support for me in their eyes and in their smile. Our kids are so precious and they motivate me in ways that they don't understand yet. My husband and kids are such a blessing to me and I love them so much. I do not know what my life would be like without them.
|My wonderful husband and I.|
|Our precious kids.|
Other people that motivate me are my family, my friends, my church, my community, and my blog readers. It is such a blessing to have such wonderful family beyond my husband and kids. My group of friends is the best group of friends. It is also a blessing to be apart of an amazing church and community. I am so blessed to have great readers who love reading about my faith, my family, and my life. Without all of these people in my life I don't know who I'd be. Everyone in this group of people have shaped me in some way and I am thankful for their impact on my life. Their impact on my life is what motivates me.
There you have it, the top three things that motivate me. I am so happy to have been asked that question. If you have any questions for me, click the link I shared above and ask a question on the post.
If you have been reading recently, you will know we will be moving soon, so now on to that update. Remember, I said I was going to have an array of items all in one post.
We have not moved yet. My husband and I have two good leads on two different houses that will be available to rent in a few weeks. They are both near the school where my husband teaches. They both would be big enough for our family of seven. With today being Monday, that means my husband left yesterday afternoon to go to where his school is located for the week (2 and 1/2 hours from our current location). He will be home again on Friday. Being apart for 5 days has not been too terrible. Our kids and I, of course, miss him. However, we have gotten into a routine with him being away during the school week. I am continuing to purge things we do not need or want. It definitely feels good to purge things we don't need. Some of what I am purging I am also giving away. That also feels good, to give things to people who need them. I am also packing up a box or two a day with things I know we won't need until we are moved. A moving tip, it never too early to pack things because you don't want to be doing it at the last minute.
Lastly, the first day of fall/autumn started on Saturday. We live in Kentucky so sometimes our fall/autumn is warmer than others, but this week is going to be cooling off a lot. I am so excited for the cooler weather! Who else is excited for the cooler weather? I will be busy this week getting summer clothes put away and bringing out fall clothes. I will post again next Monday where I will answer another question and give another update. Until then, keep the faith, hope, and love.