Welcome my friends, to Joyfully Overwhelmed. It is my desire to share with you my life, my faith, my trials and errors, my successes and fails, and how I live a joyfully overwhelmed life.
If we are going to be spending time together, you should know a little about me: My name is Frankie Jean, I am a wife and homeschooling Mama. I have been married to my best friend Ruben for six years. We are a blended family with six beautiful girls ages 19 to 19 months; at home, currently, we have OP(10), AS(3), and IE(19 mo). My family lives in small-town Kentucky, with dreams of the beach. Some of my favorite things are coffee (Café Bustelo!) and the Bible; my husband, wine, and Poirot (or any other BBC mystery); my kiddos, snuggles, and crafts; cooking, music, and dancing (badly!). Our home is often loud and chaotic but I wouldn’t want it any other way, usually!
We have homeschooled the last three years and I can honestly say that they have been the best years of my life. It is amazing the feeling you get when you are doing God’s will; even during the tough times His peace and joy gives you the encouragement to keep going. I am blessed to be sharing in my daughters’ lives, the one who can influence and guide their thinking. I have many days when I “fail,” I lose my patience, lose my temper, and yell (a lot!). I must go to God multiple times a day to ask Him for the love and strength to continue. I must go to my daughters to ask their forgiveness. At the end of the day, I praise God for this opportunity and for these lives that He has placed in my husband’s and my care.
Life, marriage, and motherhood are constantly in a state of change. I don’t believe anyone has all the answers and I don’t believe that there is a one-size-fits-all method for any of it. What works in my life (or what doesn’t) may have a different outcome for you, and what works in my life today may not be what works tomorrow. My hope is that we can share this journey together, with fellowship and encouragement. Thank you for joining me today. I hope that this is the beginning of a great friendship.
With my love and prayers for you, Frankie.