Friday, March 9, 2012

Guest Post: It All Comes Down to Moments by Cajun Cowgirl from When in Doubt Add More Salt

Have you enjoyed the guest post series? I know I have! I've certainly enjoyed my break, but am looking forward to getting back into the groove of things blog-wise. Our last guest poster for this week is Jenn or maybe you might know her better as The Cajun Cowgirl from When in Doubt Add More Salt. Jenn is a fabulously caring person and I hope you drop by her place after you get done reading here!


Hi y'all! I jumped at the offer when Laura mentioned guest bloggers because she's one of my favorites. I admire her a a mother, writer, and fellow rider on this journey of growing and raising a family.

I'm Jenn (who calls herself Cajun Cowgirl) riding the trails between TX and LA with my Cowboy and The Sheriff.  I've been blogging my way through toddler days, hot summers, Pinterest pin attempts, and a love/hate relationship with March Madness brackets, and I'm so grateful to share a bit of our lives with you today.

Setting up the specifics, Laura commented that we can write about whatever we want and particularly, maybe something that shows what our blog is about.

This last bit lit a spark that's been dancing around all weekend as "I need to write that post" danced around in my head.  That spark's got me thinking, well, just what is my blog about. I've heard lots of "write from your heart" lately and with that seemingly obvious tidbit, questioned the sincerity of my writing.

I took a step back, and then another, then another, and realized that yes, for the most part, I've carved a little space out that honestly represents that parts of me that I want to share, the moments that I want to leap, sometimes boldly, sometimes quietly, from my home and make a tiny dent in our world.  Looking back at these moments makes me smile, sometimes makes me cry, but always comforts my heart knowing that we are blessed with the opportunity each day to show up and live in these moments.

I'm not entirely clear on exactly who I'm meant to be in life, but I'm perfectly certain that I'm in the right place in crafting moments for and with my family, and that's what I love sharing in the blog world. It's what I love finding in the blog world. So many amazing women (and men) are creating, exploring, doing, making, experiencing, and they are capturing it all to share with others.  Some are even brave enough to capture the drudgery and capture the failure.

Because at the end of the day, moments are simultaneously the building blocks of our individual stories and the bonds of our humanity.

Today, I challenge us all to take these tiny moments (those that hold you down with chaos and uncertainty and those that make you feel like you are sailing the calmest seas on the clearest day) and

*show up and live in them.

*believe in them.

*make the best of them.

*know which ones to guard and which ones to release.

*never forget them, but allow yourself to grow in them and from them.

*realize each one is not an end but simply a piece of a larger journey.

Thanks again Laura for sharing your bit of blog world with me today! May your moments this week be refreshingly sweet and full of love and laughter.

(Now if you'll excuse me, the pile of dishes in the sink is asking to have a "moment" with me! )


  1. Hey Jenn! Great to see you on Laura's blog. And such a great reminder to us all about to stay true to the reasons we blog and to enjoy the small moments. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks again for having me Laura! I hope you enjoyed time with your family and even just with yourself!

    I'm looking forward to having you back next week! Happy Friday!

  3. I love this - 2 of my favorite boy moms in blog land! Great post and I hope you're getting some R&R, Laura!

  4. Wonderful post! It's funny when Laura mentioned write something that reflects your blog I had to take the same step back and think about it! HA! It's easy to get wrapped up in the bigger scheme of things, thanks for the reminder to remember the moments {big or small}!


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