The sweet bride in this photo told me — thanks for being the best example as a mother and as a wife. Marriage and motherhood mean a ton to me, and that is the highest compliment. I felt like I could retire then (; — accomplishing more than just pretty flowers and beautiful tablescapes.
This weekend marks the last wedding I’ll do for a few years. It is bittersweet to say goodbye to a business I started with incredible support from my husband, family, friends, and let’s be honest here – y’all. My business has given me a lot – I feel like I’ve found my creative footing, clients have turned into friends, and being there as clients embark on holy matrimony truly blessed me. A few people I have told are a bit confused, and I get it. To build something to a good point (I had three inquiries just yesterday! do you know what I would have done for that three years ago? A LOT.) and then to walk away is confusing. For me too. I’ve thought about business partners, hiring someone full time, but it all came down to the fact that what I ached for more than anything was to simply (it’s never simply or just but words fail me as usual) be a mom and wife. There are people who completely kick tushies at balancing it all. So many of y’all, with or without kids, pop into my mind right now. But let’s get real – I am not among them and I am okay with that. Maybe it has something to do with having my second child, but with tuck I so very felt I had something to prove. I don’t anymore. I’ve spent time wishing I was more ambitious about it all but … well… that’s just not me at this point. Who knows what I’ll do when the boys get to elementary school. But as JB says “I’m so not worried about you finding something to do then” … maybe I’ll even use my dust collecting degrees or who knows what dream God will plant in my heart. All I know right now is this is what is best for our family. I am grateful to have this option and a husband who would support me either way. I’m so pumped for this weekend, it really is going to be a beautiful, meaningful wedding. I’m also pumped for Sunday, when I officially begin my stay at homa mama job! Thank you for all the support, kindness, and encouragement you have shown me. Annnnd thanks for letting me ramble on today. (: