I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

A Journey | Part I: No Longer Avoiding

There is something I have, since the first post on this blog back in 2007, avoided discussing here.

There are so many reasons, not the least of which is that I really have had no idea where I stand and how to express this part of me.

It is the subject of God. Spirituality, religion, faith... these were once the cornerstones of my existence- the air I breathed. I have never been able to explain exactly what happened, but I fell out of step with it. I struggled to believe the things I once would have died for. I just didn't know anymore.

I'm not going to avoid this anymore. One thing I've known through every moment, and never doubted, is that God does indeed exist. And one thing I have seen recently that I am simply unable to deny is that He is pursuing me. So I want to take you on this journey with me, here on my blog. I suppose it is my way of opening myself up to God and trying to find my way to something real again. I'm going to break the rule of no politics/religion/other possibly heated topics of discussion. I really don't believe in that rule anyway. I hope you'll join me with your thoughts in the comments from time to time.

{I'm aware that at this point some of you are probably rolling your eyes, shaking your heads, thinking I've been brainwashed. I assure that I completely understand where you're coming from, and that my own intellectual mind fights this at times, but I also assure you that there are things that are quite real that cannot be fully understood nor seen. One of my biggest struggles has been to separate who God actually is from what the world sees from Christianity as a whole- and I am confident that the two do not completely align- that in fact they are often as different as night and day. I'll do my best to avoid all annoying cliches and infuriating hypocrisy.}

I want to share a little of where I'm coming from, and what my path has looked like up to this point. So in the next few posts I'm going to share my story with you- spreading it out because it is just kind of long and looks crazy all in one post.

A Journey | Part II: Dark Waters

et cetera.