Saturday, March 12, 2011

BE... Inspired: Day 6- Josiah's Nest

I hope everyone's enjoying their weekend... make sure to take in some time to relax a bit... I sure plan on it! Remember a few weeks back, when I shared with you on this post, about some headband purchases I've made recently? Well, today I get to introduce you to the amazing lady, Moriah, who blogs at, "Josiah's Nest". Just going to throw this in here... but her headband is BY FAR my most FAVORITE headband I've ever owned...and most comfortable. You can see all her lovelies that she creates here... Moriah's blog is one I frequent regularly, where she posts on the joys of motherhood (while balancing a handmade business!), she's absolutely adorable, and constantly highlights some amazing handmade finds/businesses.

So without further adieu, I introduce to you... Moriah...

My name is Moriah and I blog over at Josiah's Nest. I am currently a mother to a little boy and have another blessing on the way. My son's name is Josiah, and he is the reason I started our blog.

I originally had the idea for “Josiah’s Nest” as a way to document our family’s experiences for our own reference purposes. But as I continued to ponder it, the vision grew a bit:

Throughout my first pregnancy, I had been haunted by the stereotype of women who lose their identities, their lives, or their "beauty" after they have children. Many people have told me, “Well, after the baby comes, you will never be able to do that again!" or, "When you become a mom, you will never be able to look like that again!" or, "Just wait until you have a baby! Everything changes and you will never be able feel that way ever again."

These words have challenged me. Will I lose my identity? No. Although it certainly may change. Will I no longer be able to have a life of my own? No. But my family will definitely come first. Will I lose my physical beauty? Maybe. Maybe not. But who cares? Too often I see mothers fall into the deception of thinking they are no longer beautiful after sacrificing their bodies for their baby. This is a one-dimensional view of beauty (and even sacrifice) that I refuse to accept.

I have believed that the moment my first child was born, I was also to be born into something new and beautiful: the life of a mother. I had always been Moriah the daughter, the sister, the friend, and, more recently, the wife — but never had I been Moriah the mother. After my baby came, I became a new person, and I believe that my new role has enabled and inspired me to be a woman who has not lost her identity, but created a new one for herself by bringing new life into this world and putting that life above all else.

Whether you are a mother or not, what I want you to take away from my blog is encouragement and inspiration to live your life's full potential every single day. My goal is for women to look at the talent and potential they have been blessed with, and to use it to better themselves and others.On a lighter note, I want readers to simply have fun reading about my new experiences as a mother, my current pregnancy with Baby #2, and combining my new motherhood role with trying to be a better wife, and just a better woman in general — one who is constantly striving to learn God’s plans for me and my family.

Thank you so much Moriah, for stopping by and sharing with everyone what inspires you! Such an encouragement you are... right people? And boy does she make adorable babies! Stay tuned for tomorrow's last guest post, you won't want to miss it!
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  1. This is such a sweet encouraging post. Thanks!

  2. what a beautiful, beautiful post moriah! very well-spoken (or should i say written!) you are an inspiration.