Helllooo! I am Elizabeth aka Eli aka THE Sparrow Mama. I have battled with anxiety and depression nearly my entire life, so if ya understand that life and ever need to talk, hit me up firstname.lastname@example.org!! Several years ago a girl I went to college with (Katrina Barclay @ katrinabarclay.com) wrote this awesome song called Consider the Ravens (go listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9N7cmj5Hzc ) It’s an amazing song written with beautiful lyrics and chords that just soothe your soul. I PROMISE I am not about to get all preachy on ya, I just want you to understand how I created this crazy blog name for myself. In Luke 12:7, Jesus says “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
I dunno about you, but My anxious brain needs to be CONSTANTLY reminded of that. COVID19 OMG WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. Ok, so, we have very sustainable houses and food and clothes, and a poor bird is out there in the top of a tree in a nest during a tornado. The sparrow ain’t worried about it, Jesus said I am worth more than not just one or two, but MANY sparrows. Basically, I just need to calm the heck down, remember I’m going to be okay. I knew when I started a blog, I needed to hone in on the fact that i AM a mommy. And “I’m worth more than a sparrow” just stayed on repeat. Then the sparrow mama was born! Sooooo, the sparrow mama was born.
My goal for this blog is to be a conglomerate of randomess with a side of fun.
I have just become a SAHM (stay at home mom) and it is a TOTALLY new way of life for me, but it is funnnnnn. Thank you covid for that? Gotta find the silver linings, right?! Because I am now a SAHM, I am learning to be more frugal. I have always been a hippie at heart, make LOVE and NOT war, amiright? I have been recycling for a few years now, but now that I have more time on my hands, I also have been UP-cycling (re-purposing things) and Lordt have I been cooking mooorreeee…..My whole life I thought I have a black thumb, but apparently I just didn’t have the time or give-a-crap meter to deal with it. So as I mentioned above, conglomerate of randomness. This blog will be my very public diary of all the things I am learning/have learned during this new life. Mental health is a REAL thing and everyone’s has been affected by all this quarantine/social distancing life we are currently dealing with. If you EVER need someone to speak to, know that I am just an email away.
I am SO happy that you are here-and LOOK- you made it all the way through this post?!!
Welcome to my nest, grab a beverage and a comfy seat, sit back and enjoy the ride through the hysteria of my life! 🙂