A mom who hasn’t slept in 2 years, a woman in sobriety, and a baker walk into a church…bad joke in the making or just me!?!? By the way, I’m one of the worst joke tellers ever. But…I’ve learned to be honest and grateful, so that’s what you’ll find here. It’s 12:45am and I’m wide awake. Not because I wanna be, but because my 15 month old has only slept through the night 2 times in his life. I got so spoiled with my first son, who slept through the night at 4.5 months. But here I am after his first awake of our usual 3. As I discussed this sleep issue with mom friends at Bible study this morning, it was mentioned I should start a blog since I don’t sleep anyway. That brings us here.
I have thought about writing a blog for a long time. Not that I am a know all of everything or a little about nothing, but because I might be able to share something that could help someone else. Or pass along a story or two that someone can go, “wow I can relate.” Or just read and say, “man, am I glad I’m not her.”
So who am I and why should you care? I’m that mom that always has makeup on. No, for real, I always do. I can thank my grandmother for instilling in me to always look your best. OK ya’ll, I do have a yoga pant wardrobe most days, so don’t hate on me yet. I have 2 adorable boys, 15 months and 5 next week. I have been married for 5.5 years, but my husband and I have known each other for 23.5 years. I live in Mayberry near Dallas. That’s not the town’s real name but it has that feel. You literally don’t have to leave the neighborhood if you never want to and some people I really don’t think do. We have 3 schools, restaurants, stores, country club, and more. We can even drive our golf cart through the neighborhood. We have a 4th of July neighborhood parade, flags that are put out in front of homes 6 times a year by the boy scouts, and wreaths on every stop sign at Christmas. Like I said, Mayberry. And I love it!
I have a home bakery licensed by the state and this is a full time business for me (shameless plug: www.GoodiesByJenn.com). I bake ALL the time (even when I’m not getting paid) and wouldn’t change a thing. Ironically, I eat really healthy and eat mostly whole foods and vegetarian/vegan. Don’t hate…I gained 7 pounds the first month I started really baking a lot about 4 years ago. I just love trying new, healthy recipes, but of course I make the really bad for you stuff too. I’m definitely going to share recipes on here with you.
I am also Sober. I have been sober 3 years and 2 months from alcohol and pills. It’s been a crazy ride to get here and I will write blogs about my journey soon, as it deserves it’s own attention!!!
I’m also a Jesus freak…well that’s a stretch, but I do love the guy. I reconnected to God when I got sober and we’ve been besties ever since. I also volunteer with the youth at church and sing with the worship band some times. Do I get special treatment? Heck no…if I did, I would be so asleep right now and not writing this. Every night, I pray this will be the beginning of sleeping through the night again. One day, it will be answered or my little guy will go to college.
So that’s me in a very tiny nutshell. Man, do I have some stories to tell….but for now, phone down, eyes closed and maybe, just maybe this will be a 4 hour stretch before I get woken up again…maybe. Until next time…