Seeing Motherhood In A New Light: Guest Blog by Laura McKenzie
|Laura (far right) and I and one of our sweet friends, Mandy (left)|
I met my dear friend, Laura McKenzie just a few months after I gave birth to my spirited little girl, Alexandria, at the mom's group at my church. She told me that she too had recently quit her job to spend more time with her children and that we should get together and have coffee sometime. By the smile on her face and the natural ease by which she carried herself, I knew right away that we were going to be instant friends. Over the past almost two years I have watched and observed her not only as a parent, but as a Christ follower. The humble, loving manner by which she carries herself is absolutely inspirational. She will be the first to admit that she has her bad moments/days, which is one of the things I love most about her. She never acts like she has everything together (even though I totally think she does). I always joke and say that God brought us together for a reason: me being a former Southern Baptist and she a Catholic, but he knew exactly what he was doing. I tell other people that she is my "Mother Theresa" mom friend and I genuinely mean that from the bottom of heart. Anyone who knows her will attest to the fact that the light of Christ shines brightly through her. I'm so excited that she agreed to share about her recent trip to Guatemala (which she and her husband took for her five year wedding anniversary to meet their sponsor child) and how being a mother helped her see the circumstances of the people there in a whole new light.
|Laura and her husband, Brendan|
|Laura is known for her love for children (and will be more than happy to hold yours if they are crying)|
|Laura, Brendan and their sponsor child, Rafael|
|I am a sucker for beautiful landscape photos...so here you go.|