Hi. I’m Rebecca…
I’m married to my best friend, John and we have 2 beautiful girls named Lily and Isla. I’m a pretty big fan of Jesus and I’ll be mentioning him here in many of my posts because well, my life is not what it is without Him. We live in Colorado, where we are are all natives of this great state! I can’t imagine living anywhere else. We truly enjoy all four seasons and still have 300 + days of sunshine every year. It’s just a great place to live. We also love to travel. The beach is our happy place, and I believe traveling is crucial to your family, your marriage and yourself. It’s important to get away.
My husband is in medical sales. He is also a very gifted craftsman. He makes furniture for our home on the side. His job has given me the honor to stay home with my girls the last 8 years. Though, I’m not really at home as much as I used to be! I live in my car a lot carting the girls to swim, cheer, girl’s club, school and preschool. I wouldn’t change my life for anything, it’s been such a pleasure to be home and be a part of their lives.
The story behind the blog….
I have a heart for writing.
I have always enjoyed writing since I was a little girl. Journaling and writing has helped me sort out the mountain of thoughts always running through my head. I began writing in 4th grade, with an Old Yeller-like tale on my parents typewriter. I then pursued English and writing through high school and college and was editor of the student newspaper in college. I have written about a lot of stuff over my lifetime, but it wasn’t until now that I am finally writing about what I truly love.
I have a heart for mamas.
When I became a mother 9 years ago, I really had no idea what an incredible journey I was about to be on. It is something that I truly believe was and is my calling. My girls are the world to me. I also realized that once I became a mother, I really needed to find a group of other moms – my tribe, if you will – to come alongside to support and encourage me. I have led MOPS at church, multiple ladies bible studies and several playdate meet ups, classroom events and such. Not because I like leading stuff, but because I truly feel the community of loving moms who are like-minded in faith and respect for one another are the foundation for being a great mom.
I have a heart for a really good bargain.
I know that sounds silly, but I actually get an adrenaline rush when I find a good deal! We have, like so many, had our ups and downs with financial stress and learning to make a life, with smarter choices. Being practical in our spending has been a real motive for me in serving my family. I learned a few years ago that its completely possible to enjoy the good life, the life I always wanted, by just using what is in front of me with the resources available to me now.
Lastly, I have a heart for the present time.
I’m sure you’ve heard there’s no gift better than the present. I really do believe this. God has shown me his sovereignty time and time again and I can assure you wherever you are in life – it’s a path you have to journey, now, to get to the next place. I lived years and years for the future. Wishing for the good life, planning for the days ahead and a LONG time waiting for it all to happen. I have missed out of so much of life because I have been so busy making plans for the future. A couple years ago, my neighbor introduced me to Hands Free Mama. It was then I learned how intentional living, being present and living for today is a place to be embraced and fully enjoyed.
I’m following my heart.
Several years ago, God put this blogging thing on my heart. I procrastinated, waiting for the perfect time or the perfect thing to write about (remember I was still planning for the future!). I realized I was not getting anywhere. And I felt discouraged for not going for it. I decided last year to make this blog thing happen within the next year. And while I still struggle with the perfectionism thing, I also know that nobody wants to follow a perfectionist either. 🙂
Here is Make that Life. A blog I have written for moms, who want to make a life they truly love. Free of clutter, free of financial burden, free of guilt and disappointment. Hope you will live in the moment with me as this blog grows and matures into a place that I pray actually helps other people. That is my real goal.
I’m feel so humbled you are even reading this about me page. I would genuinely love to know more about you too. Where are you from, what do you struggle with in life as mom, living in the present with what you have in front of you? I promise you’re not alone.