Welcome to Middle Mercies!
My name is Aimee and I have been blogging slowly and quietly over at Living, Learning and Loving Simply. I began that writing journey nine years ago with an overarching theme of simplicity. That will always be a core value of mine and woven throughout my writing.
As I have gotten older and farther along the journey of faith and mothering, I realized that this path we walk together is not necessarily simple. The road seems longer than we anticipated. We aren’t in the fresh place of the “bright and shiny” of the young mothering years where we are learning so many new skills and are thrilled by new inspiration and ideas. We aren’t “empty nesters” who have launched our children into the world and are now figuring out our new normal and changing identities.
We are mothers in the middle years.
We struggle with joy and purpose. We feel physically and emotionally tired. At times we feel disillusioned with our callings, our faith, and the fruit of our lives and mothering. Our marriages feel stale or shifting sometimes, and we wonder how to kindle care and love in the midst of many demands.
We are like mothering marathoners but only on mile-15. A long way in, but a long way to go.
I am walking this journey alongside of you. A friend to listen and encourage you as you faithfully take your daily steps. I share my own joys and struggles, seasons of burnout and the ways that I am seeking to live sustainably in my faith and in my mothering.
I pray that this is a fresh space for you to find hope + encouragement + perspective as together we seek to live and love well in the middle years.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.