we watched finding dory the other day, y’all. i cried. what if magnolia gets lost + can’t find me, what if someone takes her, what if she’s in an accident, what if she gets sick, what if she doesn’t follow Christ? what if…

there are so many what if’s. i told richard i’ve worried more in the last seven months that my entire life beforehand. i know i’m not alone, i know all mamas have been anxious for their entire life after babies. surely i’m not the only one who’s thought about leashing until she’s 27? okay maybe i am, whatevs.

but i also know that all of the what if’s do actually happen. every single time i see an article or social media share about something crazy happening to a child, i fight the urge to snatch magnolia up out of her bed and just hold her. guys, she hasn’t even begun to live yet. what on earth am i going to do. i don’t feel like it’s an unhealthy amount of worry, but then again isn’t any amount?

before her i threw caution to the wind. i mean i’m not scared of most things (if you know my two fears just hush + move along), and i’m for sure not scared of most people. yes, i know there are troubled folks in this world but maybe they just need someone who’s not out right terrified of their existence. and yes, i’m typically pretty irrational with safety.

but august came, and man did things change.

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philippians 4:6 – don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

1 peter 5:7 – give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you.

matthew 6:25 – that is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life.

john 14:27 – I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

isaiah 41:10 – Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you.I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.


He tells us over and over again not to worry. and these are just a small handful of times.we certainly should trust God + we for sure can’t live in a perpetual state of worry. and at the end of the day, she isn’t even mine. she like everything else in our lives is His, and only He knows the plans He has for her. 

so sweet friends, how do you combat anxiety? how do you make yourself trust them to the one they belong to? how are you not INSANE?? leave us all some tips in the comments. 


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