hi. I’m Lauren
I was married to my loving husband the year that I turned 19. I met him at our church, after he returned home from college. We became close friends in May of that year and although we never actually went on a date he proposed to me just two months later. We were married in October of that same year. I guess you can say he swept me off my feet.
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Since then we have been blessed with two very adorable children. I now find that I spend more time actually sweeping the floors from the remains of nasty feet than being swept off of my own feet. I am always amazed at how messy my children can be. I became pregnant with my daughter when my son was only six months old. Life sends you many lessons and many blessings. These two are examples of both. Lesson, you can in fact get pregnant while breastfeeding, ask me how I know. Blessings, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and had two doctors tell me that I would not be able to get pregnant. I say God gave me a kid for each doctor who said I couldn’t.
My family is the greatest blessing that God could have ever given me, beyond salvation.
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After my daughter was born, my husband and I decided that it would be best for me to quit my job and become a SAHM. We took a leap of faith knowing that we would be living on my husband’s commission-based budget. It has presented obstacles along the way but so far nothing has been bigger than what my God can handle. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know if that ever changes but I wouldn’t go holding your breath while you wait for it to happen.
My parents raised me in Belize, which is a third world country, and I truly believe that has shaped the way that I view things. We’ve been given many gifts in life and I don’t want to waste mine by “just” being a stay at home mom. I plan to live my life for God by serving others to the best of my ability, leaving a legacy of faith to my family. My aunt passed away a few years ago and she left an incredible legacy of faith behind. The thing is, we are sent to the world to be ministers to others. We were called to worship God and to point others towards Him. The purpose of this blog is to do just that.
I believe that motherhood is a great ministry, perhaps the greatest. I don’t want you to ever feel worthless. I desire that you know that you are loved and that what you do matters.
The domain was available and I thought it sounded cute. No Joke. That’s why I bought it.
I didn’t know until years later just how much the name meant to me. You see, it’s a play on my husband’s name. Patty. Yep, that’s right. Like a girl. What can I say? He’s a character and I love him.
So, what’s up with the b? For starters, my last name begins with the letter. Only, it’s more than that. God designed a wife to be for her husband what he can not be for himself. If my husband needs me to work, I am to work. If my husband needs me to be frugal, I am to be frugal. If he needs me to love him, I am to love him.
Isn’t that somewhat degrading? The world would love to say yes, it is. However, if I told you that a mother is to be for her children what they can not be for themselves then you would agree. A child can not change it’s diaper, a mother is to do it. A child can not cook, a mother is to do it. A child can not drive, a mother is to do it. The mother does for the child what it can not do for itself as an act of love.
Being a wife is no different. I do for him because I love him. I will b what my husband (Patty) needs me to be and I will do so lovingly.
So, what’s up with the name ThePlaceForBusyMoms?
yeah, I know, you would think I would just name the site ThePlaceForBusyMoms and be done with it. Simple, right? Well. I like bPatty.com. hehe. but I know that you would never search for anything bPatty and since my desire is to help busy moms it just made sense to have that as the motivation behind the site. A place for you, as a busy mom to come and relax or unwind and just be encouraged.
UPDATE: I did name the blog The Place For Busy Moms, however some old content from bPatty is still floating around on this site. A girl is allowed to change her mind 😉
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