2. What is the hardest thing you've done being a mother?
The hardest thing I have ever done as a mom…was to see my young daughter suffer from a depression so deep she was unable to smile. Equally as tough was watching her twin brother try as hard as he could to bring it back.3. What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
My favorite thing about being a mom is (easy answer) EVERYTHING. But, I truly love experiencing life through my kids eyes. I love to see how they see things, hear their ideas and watch them problem solve. I love to watch them in their element. Kadyn in dance, Koy playing soccer and Nash being Nash. They are changing every single day and I am blessed to have a front row seat as God helps them reveal their gifts to the world.
4. Is there a moment or event that changed the way you view motherhood?
Having children in general changed how I viewed motherhood from the start. I had no idea that the minute by babies were born my brain would never again turn off. The heart walking around outside your body saying is 100% true.
5. Do you feel like your purpose has shifted before and after becoming a mom?
I think my purpose definitely shifted after becoming a mom. I realized it was my job to teach each of them how to become the very best version of themselves. They will be going into this huge world on their own someday. I want them to be faithful, responsible, hardworking and undeniably kind. I want them to make the world a better place.
6. How do you reset?
Reseting is one thing I have not quite mastered yet… Exercise for sanity, Jesus Calling for peace, the lake with family to fill my heart.
7. Where do you find your strength during challenging times?
Being a mom has challenged me beyond anything I could have ever imagined. God/Faith is the only reason I’m still standing. I am the first to admit that I do not have all the answers. I am vulnerable and feel helpless more times than I would like to admit. In those times God has held me up and allowed me to put one foot in front of the other so I can be the mom my kids need me to be.
Something to add...
The day Kadyn was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis our lives changed forever. When your child is fighting a chronic illness priorities shift and you realize all that matters is love…for however long you have your children they need to know how much they are loved and how to love those who support them. Kadyn’s Krew was created 12 years ago out of love for our baby girl. We are eternally grateful for the love, support and funds raised to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. Kadyn is only one of the 70,000 people worldwide fighting this disease. Kadyn’s Krew holds her name but fights for every single person effected by CF.