Yesterday & today was filled with my favorite people.
Last night, I had dinner with my two “bestest ever friends”, as Nora says. This was AFTER an afternoon of kiddo-free shopping & Starbucks. ☕️ Then today, I sat at the new local coffee shop for a total of 4.5 hours with some of my dōTERRA ladies!
This was a weekend with zero photo evidence, but more community than you can shake a stick at.
It's a community that was half given, half created, but all a gift.
It reminds me of the beautiful words spoken from the one and only Jen Hatmaker :
“See, in the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama cannot even be seen in the middle. They stomp and kick up dirt and soil to throw attackers off the scent and basically act like a pack of badasses.
They surround the mama and incoming baby in protection, sending a clear signal to predators that if they want to attack their friend while she is vulnerable, they'll have to get through 40 tons of female aggression first.
When the baby elephant is delivered, the sister elephants do two things: they kick sand or dirt over the newborn to protect its fragile skin from the sun, and then they all start trumpeting, a female celebration of new life, of sisterhood, of something beautiful being born in a harsh, wild world despite enemies and attackers and predators and odds.
Scientists tell us this: They normally take this formation in only two cases - under attack by predators like lions, or during the birth of a new elephant.
This is what we do, girls. When our sisters are vulnerable, when they are giving birth to new life, new ideas, new ministries, new spaces, when they are under attack, when they need their people to surround them so they can create, deliver, heal, recover...we get in formation. We close ranks and literally have each others' backs. You want to mess with our sis? Come through us first. Good luck.
And when delivery comes, when new life makes its entrance, when healing finally begins, when the night has passed and our sister is ready to rise back up, we sound our trumpets because we saw it through together. We celebrate! We cheer! We raise our glasses and give thanks.
...Maybe you need this too. If you are closing ranks around a vulnerable sister, or if your girls have you surrounded while you are tender, this is how we do it.
There is no community like a community of women."
These photos are from our trip to Utah with our Builders this fall.
Here's what I know about community, girls... we ALL need it!
When you are questioning your parenting... you need it.
When you are upset with your mom... you need it,
When you need someone to tell you how it is... when you need someone to listen... when you need to vent... when you need to sit quietly... when you need a hug... when you need an oil... when you need to be pushed... when you need to be reigned in... when you need something, but you don't really know what...
THAT IS WHERE THIS COMMUNITY COMES IN!
I'll be highlighting this here on the blog, as well as over on Instagram & Facebook this week. So, definitely check that out. But also, if you don't have that community... that family... that support... we would love to invite you into ours! There's nothing quite like a doTERRA family to make you feel honored, heard, loved, and empowered beyond belief!
I am a mommy of SEVEN (yes 7) beautiful kids! They are amazing, wonderful, hilarious & the greatest babies I could ask for! I am married to my best friend & high school sweetheart, Michael.
I love to craft. I love to decorate. I am passionate about natural living & natural birthing. Sometimes I write stuff. I plan parties like my life depended on it. My favorite color is pink. My house is definitely NOT taupe. I typically cannot keep plants alive. I am only allowed to have dogs as pets because all others tend to have the same end result as the plants. Luckily my track record with kids is pretty good! Also, I drink a lot of coffee. And I really like tacos.