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I am a wife, mommy to 3 little girls and graduate student. I work full time and rely heavily on coffee and grace. Follow me - @sjedwards!

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  1. I was going to post this on Facebook but couldn’t. This is too real for me. It is too close a look into my own heart and I give you credit for sharing. This ache for what I want, what I can’t have right now haunts me everyday. Bless you for perspective today.

    • Lynn – Praying for you this morning wherever you are – that God would grant peace and encouragement. Feel free to email me – would love to hear from you. Blessings today. 🙂

  2. You are wise. He knows. He is Faithful. He is Able. And He hears the deepest desires of your heart. May you continue to press in to Him. None of us can be the mothers our children need without allowing Him to accomplish it through us. He can multiply all our feeble resources when we trust Him with the fruit. Your precious daughters are blessed to have a mother whose heart is so tender before the Lord.

    • Thank you for these sweet words of encouragement! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Hope you have a great day!

  3. Sometimes when we right, we do so with others in mind; I think this time you needed to remind yourself. The beauty of that is, in so doing, you have spoken Truth to all who read your words.

    It’s a lovely telling, Stacy, and I could sense the depth of your emotion as you penned your hurt and need. I could also feel the lift of God’s grace.

    Thank you for sharing yourself so candidly.

  4. Your words calm the storm of wants in my heart.

    True, His grace is sufficient.

    I thank God for people like you, generously sharing their hearts and eventually helping people like me.


  5. Thank you so much for sharing this. I can’t tell you how timely it is for me to read on a Monday morning, as a new mommy who has recently had a difficult time with returning to work. 🙂

    • Heather – Sometimes I think we feel alone and that no one else is experiencing what we are feeling. It’s always a huge encouragement to me to know that I’m not alone. Praying that you have a great day today.

  6. You sound like a beautiful mommy! I know without a shadow of a doubt that your girls will remember your great heart of love.

  7. Beautiful insight to a mother’s heart. From a single mother (of much older kids now) I promise you, what they will remember was not that you weren’t home every day. Instead they’ll see the sacrifice you made for them and a mother who loved them and the Lord enough to sacrifice anything to meet their needs.