Choosing homebirth was a decision my husband and I made in the 38th week of my first pregnancy. However, it was not made lightly and not without a LOT of reading and researching. I really didn’t find a source with all the information I was loooking for in one place. But ended up confidently making the educated decision to birth my babies at home. I recently listened to The Model Health Show podcast Episode 258 on this subject. All the information Dr. Christiane Northrup laid out covered almost every single reason I chose home birth. It is an incredible listen to find out more for yourself, whether you are thinking about a baby now or even if you are already pregnant. It really is never too late.
Every day I feel myself fighting for my confidence. Pastor Furtick at Elevation Church has reminded me time and again that there will be plenty of challenges, inconveniences, and even unhappiness. But, our God is bigger than all that and none of it is in my life by accident. Rather, it is in that every day fight where I can find my confidence, where my character will be sculpted and defined by my confidence in Him.
So I’m a little late compiling this gallery of images from 2017, but for the last few years I have made a real effort to start doing more with my photos. Better late than never, I say. Today my baby is 11 months old and it’s insane to look back at his first year and appreciate all the changes we have been through in that time.
What are ways you look back in gratitude on your past year?
A very Happy New Year! Cheers 2018 and to making some excellent resolutions and goals for the year ahead!
We went to Hodges Farm in Charlotte to pick out our tree again this year. They are so kind and we always have the best time walking around the Farm with a hot cup of cocoa. Merry Christmas!
Last year I set out to create a Love Advent calendar to bring some service and meaning into the excitement of the season. But, being 7 months pregnant, tiredness and procrastination took over and I never cocmpleted it. Which works out becuase I was struggling with a simple, classy way to actually display the 25 days. So hurray for Chip and Joanna Gaines of Magnolia taking over the world this year—their holiday line at Target is so enticing! I grabbed this advent calandar as soon as I saw it in person, knowing the quaint pockets and galvanized metal were exactly what I was looking for. I filled the pockets with tags of fun/love for the day. A lot of the activities put someone else first, but there are some fun ones too like celebrating Braxton’s birthday on the 8th!
What service-minded traditions do you do with your kids at this time of year or any other time of year (I still have some blanks to fill in)?
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Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by authenticity, adventurers and life-lovers. I call myself a biohacker-wannabe pursuing the unconventional.
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