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my journey to become a mother did not come easily [and is currently still, not easy]  a desire that god put in my heart 5 years ago, took a few years to come to fruition.  but ya know what?  before my kids even came home, I was a mom.  some people would say I wasn’t a “real mom” yet, but I was a mom.  If I’ve learned anything throughout our adoption process, i learned that family is more than blood.  The summers, and Christmas breaks I spent in Ethiopia before we were even matched with Camp + Asher…I was a mom.  There were kids, boys and girls, elementary aged and teenagers that God put in my path to love and to be my family.  and they were, and they are.  I have “kids” all over east africa that call me mom.  Some of them, if not most of them, have biological mothers.  so while I might not be their “biological” mom, I’ve had the honor to be their spiritual mother.  Being a mom is about dying to yourself every day, putting others needs above your own, and loving with your whole heart.  and there are more than a handful of kids around the world that I feel that way about.
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while today I celebrate mothers who have babies in their arms, I also celebrate mothers who have empty arms.  Mothers who are waiting, mothers who have suffered loss, mothers who love with full abandon children who don’t share their bloodline.  The friends I have that don’t have kids at home, have such amazing influence over the younger generation.  they love in a way that says, “you are a part of my family”.  and today I celebrate them.  I celebrate all the ones who feel forgotten and left out.  today I celebrate the love and influence they pour out day in and day out to children who don’t share their last name.

179720_10100965338136523_380744345_njoin me today, if you will, in praying for and lifting up the women in your life who might want to just stay in bed all da.  send them a text telling them you love them, remind them that god has not forgotten them, lift them up in prayer, leave a gift on their front porch.  there is so much pain and heartache in waiting to be a mom, and let’s not let today go by without celebrating and loving on the women in our lives who might be hurting today.

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Hey, I'm Wynne!

Hi, friend! First, I truly am so giddy that you are here. I want you to know I 100% believe in you and all the ways you are growing towards living a more intentional life. I can’t wait to get to know you and your story, and I genuinely hope you are encouraged from our time together here.

A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my three kids.
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  1. Rouge & Whimsy says:

    i love this– that before you had kids, you were a mom. I definitely feel that sometimes. (side note, my friends in college even called me mom…)

  2. Rouge & Whimsy says:

    i love this– that before you had kids, you were a mom. I definitely feel that sometimes. (side note, my friends in college even called me mom…)

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