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Chelsea Hatfield  Jesus lover | Wife | Mama of 4 | Hippie Seeking adventure & living fully | John 10:10

All is right in the world when we're in the same country. #reunited #10daystoolong

Lately, this chapter has been my anthem. It's summer so that means all children every minute of everyday. And mine are loud, rough and rambunctious. And they break things. A lot. Everyday I feel like I'm failing as a mother and raising wild animals who will end up in prison.
The other day I was having a conversation with a friend about breaking our kids' will and not their spirit. I'm trying to teach my children to be respectful, obedient and kind but the last thing I want to do is squash their spirit. We have a lot of that around here..."spirit", PASSION, VOLUME, big feelings, big ideas, big opinions. And you know what? I love it. You better believe I want my daughter taking that fire in her eyes into adulthood. And my youngest turning his bossiness into a ceo position. And maybe my big boys, with all their swinging fists and ninja kicks, will have the confidence to stand up to a bully and do the right thing even when it's the unpopular thing. But right now... It's exhausting. And hard. And I'm constantly questioning my ability to parent. But there's one thing I know for sure, meekness and humility are much easier to teach than passion, fire and strength. Lord, just let them make it to their eighteenth birthdays.πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜‘

Oh you know, just a #tbt of Jia Rose at 6 months old and when I was still a mama of babes.😭 #imdead

When your mom gets this amazing bounty without even trying.πŸ˜‘ #teachmeyourways

I'm digging the new @younglivingeo mineral sunscreen! It feels like butta, smells so good and kept me and my family protected on this 90Β° day!β˜€οΈ

Started the weekend off right by checking out op's gorgeous produce and eating way too many goodies.

Whenever you're feeling left out, left behind, forgotten, overlooked, invisible or run right over try looking outward. Outside of self. Beyond the walls of YOU. To see the ways the Lord is at work in ALL things. He is performing miracles this minute in so many places. You are just a tiny puzzle piece in His master story. And what joy there can be in watching the pieces fall into place for someone else while trusting that the Lord is at work weaving together the threads of your own life. Someday you'll see the big picture and it's going to be so beautiful. Seeking this peace for myself and thinking I could write a book on being left behind...πŸ€”#beavictornotavictim

Happy 11th birthday to this guy (yesterday)! πŸŽ‰πŸ©β›± No more themed birthday parties for him. Life is all about sports, youth group, electronics and how many bracelets he can fit on one arm.πŸ™„ It's so fun watching you grow up and figure out who you are! Praying daily that no matter what you always know your true identity is found in Christ alone.❀️

Getting this boy into bed at night is as difficult as it looks.πŸ˜‘ #brushyourteeth #putonyourpjs #getinbed #stayinbed #stopbeingcute

The 4th was really different for us this year β€” no friends, family, plans or pressures. We left the dishes in the sink and sat on the driveway while our kids lit fireworks and ate smores. And it was kind of perfect.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Thank you, everyone, for all the birthday wishes yesterday. It really struck me how so many paused their busy lives to send a few words of well wishes and it made me smile today. I had a lovely birthday focused around my favorite activity β€” eating β€” and felt utterly celebrated & loved.πŸ’•


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