Hiya! I’m so glad you’re here to embrace life with me!
About Jenn Soehnlin:
My name is Jenn and I used to be a middle school English teacher, but now I’m a stay-at-home mommy, which gives me oodles of time to love on my two little lads. When I’m not chasing after my kiddos, or driving them around to yet another speech therapy or an occupational therapy appointment, I enjoy hiking, relaxing with my husband, reading, writing, blogging and spending way too much time on Pinterest. Oh, and most importantly of all, I love the Lord and without Him, I couldn’t do anything, because He is my source of strength. 🙂
Why “Embracing Life”?
I had two boys under the age of four with various diagnoses. My life was filled with therapies and specialists, with anxiety and depression, with loneliness and anger toward God. And one day, while asking God yet again “Why?” He whispered just one word to my anxious, grieving heart.
“Embrace what?” I wondered. And idea after idea came to me. So much so, I wish I would have written it all down, but I don’t think my pen would have flown across the pages fast enough.
I was convicted. Encouraged. Loved by the God of the universe.
He would gently remind me of something I needed to embrace fully in my life. Something that I needed to not only accept, but cherish. My role as a mother. My children. Their diagnoses, their progress, their personalities and their hearts. This special needs journey. Myself. My husband. And most importantly, God and His mysterious, yet trustworthy ways. My perspective was transformed to the Biblical, rather than the worldly way of doing things that I’d been trying to do unsuccessfully for years.
What do YOU need to be embracing? Join me in the journey of learning to embrace it fully.