Hello there ~ I'm Leah

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Welcome to this space where I try and notice both the beauty and the struggles of life in the hopes of making a place where we can sigh deeply and say ‘me too,’. This is a place where I freely show I have more questions than answers, a place where I hope to make space for noticing the divine within the daily ordinariness of life.

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The first photo is a fancy one the family photographer we use took for me, but the second is much more likely what I will look like if you met up with my while I was living my ordinary, everyday life. Messy hair, likely hat or ponytail, wrinkles by my eyes and sun spots.

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Here are a few more things about me: I grow flowers, and some veggies more to cut down on the grocery bill than out of passion. I bake bread and homeschool my kiddos. My twitter bio used to read as: Living life with joyful passion. Trying to follow Jesus. Wife. Mama to three kiddos. Writer, lifelong learner, IBCLC, volunteer, traveler, gardener, creator. As of 2017 it now also reads cancer survivor. Having cancer changed everything.

On instagram I post lots of shots of my kids, the sky and any body of water I can get close to. I feel God the most by the sea or under the sky, and I learn so much from the ordinary disciplines of showing up for daily life, so I’m afraid I can’t stray too much from those teachers.

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I've been married for 20 years and that too has changed everything. When I think about twenty years and my 19 year old self saying 'I do' I can hardly believe it myself. We certainly couldn't even have imagined what the future would hold - the heart wrecking losses, but also the absolute deep, soul altering gifts we have experienced together including showing up for each other over and over again. My husband is supportive, fun and truthful and I totally scored when we got married. While we have a lot in common, we also have about 1001 differences, including different passions and beliefs and frankly, we like it that way.

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We have three kiddos Liam (13), Raine (10) and Haven-Kate (who I always referred to as the baby but we have no babies anymore and is eight!) Being a mother is amazing, I love it all, even though some days I feel overwhelmed and cannot begin to get to all the things I would ideally like to get to.

We are lifelong learners, which is my preferred way of referring to our version of homeschooling. We all love to learn and our main goals for homeschooling are family connection and having kids who know how to discover and pursue their own unique passions and goals.

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So hello and happy to meet you. I hope you have brought your questions and your doubts. I hope you have brought your hurts and your dearest joys, because this is a place where I hope you find permission to be yourself, out and about in all areas of your life, just as your creator intended.