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!