Sometimes I miss writing. I use to spend much of my free time journaling and sharing our life on our family blog. It's a shame that I think it needs to be perfect, what I have to offer here. And so I'll give what I can, when I can. That's something I'm learning so much about lately. Since we've started our business, almost 2 years ago, I've learned there is more to me than I knew was possible. Sometimes I think we're absolutely crazy! Who does stuff like this to themselves? Has 5 kids and starts a company and learns as they go? Isn't it safer to just stay indoors away from the eyes of others? In a word, yes. But life isn't meant to be safe. There's a tension we're leaning into like never before. A place that says we have what it takes, that we're the company to serve our community with kindness & integrity, that we can love well, be married joyfully and love our children wholeheartedly and still run a successful company.
"If we are to live our lives fully and well, we must learn to embrace the opposites, to live in a creative tension between our limits and our potentials. We must honor our limitations in ways that do not distort our nature, and we must trust and use our gifts in ways that fulfill the potentials God gave us. We must take the no of the way that closes and find the guidance it has to offer --- and take the yes of the way that opens and respond with the yes of our lives." Parker Palmer from the book "Let your life speak -- listening for the Voice of Vocation."