Hi! I am so glad you are here. My name is Chelsea, and I have been made whole in all of this life by our loving Savior, Jesus Christ. I am a wife to a man who fairytale princes were written about, but I am no song singing Cinderella. I am a mother to 5 very happy (by happy I mean loud) children, and this is my place of reflection and my journal of all things motherhood. There is a passion in my heart for the unlocked capabilities created in moms that only comes from trusting and leaning on God. I never thought I wanted this, and here I am with 5 kids, crumbs stuck to the bottoms of my feet and filled with a joy and peace that I could never receive on my own doing. My heart has been restored to the place it was always meant to be, yet I am still in need of endurance.
Like I said, this is my journal. My place to remember what and how God instructed me, loved me, carried me and chose me. I share in hopes that you will be encouraged, challenged and most importantly, set free in the peace that you were made for this. Because truly… you were made for this call of motherhood. I may not have the best writings or the most exciting revelations, but that’s me. Not the best at any one thing, not the most original all of the time, but exactly as He has made me, and He has made me whole.
Being whole is not perfection, but instead a peace that spurs a will to endure for more, and we have all been given more. I am not always patient, not always lovely, and I do not ever have the perfect day. But I have learned to see the beauty in my weakenesses because His strength is stronger than my best and my family needs more than my best. I endure because there is a promise bigger than myself that is waiting to be fulfilled. I endure because every good thing can become a great thing with patience and perseverance. I am not a babysitter or a dishwasher: I am a Whole Made Mom made by design, and I would love for you to join me!