Monday, September 24, 2018

Weekly Update #1

It is Monday and I figured I would do my weekly updates on Mondays instead of Wednesdays . As I said in my last post, due to getting ready for a move soon, I'm only going to do weekly posts which will cover an array of items: answering questions that have been asked in a recent Q and A post, update on if we have found a house/moving, and just an update on our life in general. My posts, until I am able to do more than just one a week, will be titled Weekly Update with the number update that it is. This post is weekly update #1.

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.

3. Miscellaneous
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.


  1. Lol putting away clothes and getting out the right ones for the weather fun times

  2. Glad to see you back. I hope you all went well with your moving and all.
    Three things that keep me going on:
    1: my work (my tight schedule)
    2: coffee
    3: books.

    1. We have not moved yet. Still in the process of it.

  3. I love this "my faith motivates me" faith is what promise hope and it keeps us moving no matter what, my family gives me a lot of motivation too. I love your wonderful kids, they're looking so smart. God bless you all.

  4. Awe you have a beautiful family!!! I love that your faith/religion and your husband and kids motivate you!

  5. This is a beautifully written post and I love the pics of you and your husband and your kids. What a beautiful family and I am so glad for you to be moving! It is hectic but it will be nice when you are done and for me it is always exciting. God bless and enjoy!

  6. Faith and family are definitely the most important things! I love that you mentioned those first and everything else is misc. :)

  7. Having the proper motivators in life is a wonderful thing. Family and faith being some of the best you can have.

  8. Family and Faith are very important to me!

  9. My family is definitely a big motivator for me too! They are the reason I get up at 5 AM! I try to get some time for myself in the morning before everyone gets up so that way I am refreshed and ready to take on the day

  10. I love reading about bloggers. It helps us to get a better feel of who you are! Nice to "meet" you!

  11. This is such a nice post and I really enjoyed reading this. I love everything you've said and what's motivates you also motivates me in everyday of my life.

  12. Great read. We really need to pause and talk about things like our motivations to have a more positive outlook in life.

  13. Faith is something that gives you strength is life, relationship, work and happiness. I loved the post and I do have faith in almighty. I am sure if God is reading this he will definitely come and help me overcome my issues in life.

  14. Faith is what keep us alive essentially, even if we don't realise it. Great post

  15. I do believe in faith!! It not only motivates us work towards our passion/goals, relationship, business etc. And in the same way our family too support or and motivate us.

  16. Those are all good motivators in life. Definitely family and faith are up there. And then I believe God gives us dreams which we should work towards and that can be motivating as well.

  17. My children motivate me. My passion to teach well motivates me. My students motivate me. And of course, my faith motivates me as well.

  18. My family motivate me a lot. My work also motivates me. I enjoy it so much and it fulfils me.

  19. My faith is my driving force. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and difficulties are not punishments but lessons that God wants me to learn to purify my soul. Stay blessed.

  20. You have a beautiful family. My husband and girls are motivate me to be better and do better. Faith is up there as well and giving back.

  21. I like the post.

    A pillar of motivation to draw from.

    Thanks for sharing


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