The Real Deal

I usually only post the cute things that my child does, says, sings or dances. But since I've talked and blogged about "The Highlight Reel" this week I thought I had better go ahead and get real. Especially since I challenged everyone to be vulnerable. God keeps me humble by always "alloying" me to lead by example. 

I picked Emmy up from MDO (mother's day out) today. She did not nap. Ruh-roh! You see, my child is a napper. She needs a nap every single day. Not just a nap, but a two-hour nap or else a different "being" emerges from inside her. 

In our home it's not uncommon, on days when Emmy's hasn't napped, to hear Brad utter the words, "Lucifer is coming" . Everyone knows to hunker down, gird their loins and pray (and put that baby to bed). 

I captured just a few seconds of Emmy's pre-meltdown-meltdown. The actual meltdown is so loud that I didn't want you to drop your smartphone or explode the speakers in your computer.  

So here's a glimpse at my real life. The raw. The tired.  





Jessica Phillips

Jessica is worshiper and follower of Jesus. He rescued her heart at age 6 but he rescued her calling, purpose and direction in her early 20's. Everyday God is still writing Jessica's story. It involves her husband, Brad, her daughter, Emery, their extended families. But the story is a tale of loss of life and dark grief. And the story ebs and weaves and the grief story is followed by weddings and laughter. And what comes next? A Baby! God sends us a baby to shape and teach and grow right in the midst of our loss and realizing that life actually moves forward. We didn't think it would again after he died. But life just did what it was supposed to do...and it went on. And hope is born again. Everything I write is based on this fact: I'm God's child, I'm alive today. So what do You want me to do for You? Because I want my contribution to matter. I want to leave a legacy.