Thursday, April 22, 2010

GOOD MORNING!!!!

Well, technically it's dinnertime and there's a boiling pot on the stove as I type.

But... it's a brand new day on the blog and it deserves a quick welcome, I think!

So, welcome to my new blog: A.M. Mama.

I went through so many thoughts, so many concepts trying to figure out who I was as a blogger once Miss M came into our lives.

I could have stayed "Mom2Drew" forever, but I'm sure it would have been a page in my daughter's tell-all book someday. "It all started when my mother didn't even acknowledge me on her blog header..."

So, for about a year I have contemplated. I brought my concerns to you and you all graciously gave me ideas (do you remember helping me out those many months ago?).

But the best advice I got was to wait and see what this new child would add to my life before I settled on a new moniker.

I decided to go by "A.M. Mama" for three reasons. First, the "A" and the "M" are the initials of my two kids first names.

Second, I want the AM to also connotate the morning. I really believe there's a huge significance in the possibilities that mornings hold for mamas of young ones. I am stretched beyond my abilities in the mornings. I am pulled in a million directions by 9am. I am no longer permitted the luxury of being a night owl as a mother to preschoolers. The mornings are filled with possibilities for me as a mother. They are my quiet hours to be with God. They are the precious hopeful moments when the to-do list seems possible and the coffee's still hot.

And third, God promises in the Bible that He bestows new mercies each morning. I don't know about you, but I need a reminder that no matter how frazzled and unglued I become by 9pm, He's ready to hand me a fresh page at 6am (give or take... depending on how many times I hit the snooze button).

Thanks for reading... thanks for celebrating this new page with me.

Here's to a new day!

6 comments:

Two Shades of Pink said...

Oh My Goodness! It is so wonderful, so happy, so cheerful. I just love this. Love it. And AM Mama. Oh, how clever. This is sooooooo great!

3 chicks and a dude said...

ok...reminded by your name that HE said, I AM! (ex. 3:14). sweet reminder that HE's all we need as mommy's! love the new look and i know miss m will appreciate being included!

Jen said...

Very excited for you. It's really great. And I love the font all over the page. Way cute.

Amber said...

It looks wonderful! I love it!!

Surviving 4 said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love, love, love it :)

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

I love the new blog design!