Hello World. I’m Brigette. I’m a wife, mother, ex-elementary school teacher & I have a whole lot of other titles no one really cares about. Now, down to vulnerable part, which is what is in my heart.
Before marriage & children, I’d read about the Proverbs 31 woman with such great zeal. She was everything I hoped I could become as a wife & mother. Now that I’m in the throws of raising a family, I come up short every.single.day. Let’s face it, this chick is hard to live up to. She gets up when it’s still dark & there’s no mention of her downing an espresso before she wakes the children. Then, after she wakes the children, they call her blessed. After I wake my children, I have to step back about ten feet for fear I may get swatted by a flailing body that doesn’t want to start the day. This lady also bought a field, planted a vineyard, made her own clothes, and laughed at the future because her faith was so great. I can only pray that my faith will be that strong one day.
As for my kids, forget saving for college. I need to start a “therapy fund” for fear of how much I’m screwing them up. This is especially true for the first born because he’s really just the guinea pig in this whole parenting gig.
We are all a work in progress. Our efforts will never be perfect. I am humbled by God’s grace because I certainly don’t deserve it. None of us do. With Jesus’ help, I’m striving to be the wife of noble character who is more precious than rubies, but I have a long way to go. Thankfully, in Jesus’ eyes, we are more precious than rubies just for the sheer fact that we belong to Him.
I hope we can journey this life together laughing, crying, and cheering each other on as we go. Life is tough, but when you have labradoodles, comic-relief, chocolate, & a whole lotta’ Jesus, it’s bearable.