WHAT IS YOUR STORY OF ORIGIN?
I grew up in Coffs Harbour, but I was born in Tasmania to 100% Dutch Blooded parents 🙂
WHO’S IN YOUR FAMILY?
I’ve got a hubby of 10 years called Luke, a little princess called Frankie who is 5 and a little prince called Fox who is 3. My hisband is tour manager for Hillsong United.
WHAT “FIELD” DO YOU FIND YOURSELF IN? WHAT DOES YOUR “EVERYDAY” LOOK LIKE
The truth is that being ‘just a Mum’ (joking!) day-to-day doesn’t really have many changes. So it’s the routine of school drop off, parks, coffees with other mums, shopping, cooking and cleaning – and then it all repeats.
WHAT “BUMPS” DO YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME ON THE PATH?
Well the challenges are the thoughts that sometimes sneak in and can plague my mind if I’m not careful! It’s such a battle in so many mother’s minds whether to be a working mum or not, and it was hard for me too, to let go and just choose to be a mum.
And even though I love it, sometimes I can start to think that I don’t really do anything of substance with my life. I am blessed though, because usually at these times, my husband reminds me that I’ve got the most important job of all in what I’m doing for our family.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR “PATH” TO BEING FOUND IN YOUR FIELD?
Ha, well the short version is that I got pregnant and then quit my job!
But really, I feel that I need to be at home for my family in this season because I have a husband that travels a lot so that leaves me picking up all the pieces and running the house when he is away, which is actually a lot of work. I’m pretty blessed to be able to do what I do to support him whilst he is gone.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS “ON MISSION” IN YOUR FIELD?
For me this looks like finding mums in a similar season to me, and doing the best I can to connect with them and connect them with others. I have found so many lonely stay at home mums – it can be a really hard season. So if I can create an environment that helps mums connect with one another and build friendships, I know it just may be the lifeline that someone needs. I run a mothers group and I remember hearing a mum friend walk in my door and sigh she had been waiting all week just to come have coffee and a chat with everyone… I love that!