Hi, I’m Kiyshia.
A Mother. A Wife. A Woman.
I used to be that baby that everyone wanted to hold. The show stopper toddler that made little old ladies cross the road just come and say hello!
Love, attention and care surrounded me each day. ! No experience of pain, worries and definitely no cares in the world.
As a young girl, I was never afraid to ask questions that never really waited for answers.
I later grew into a free spirited little girl and assumed pole position as the class joker.
Never really paid much attention to the important words that left my teachers mouths, instead, my ears were pinned to the gossip circulating the school grounds!
With very little effort, I made it into University.
And sure enough, my character surely never left me. Laid back, living for the weekend was my motto.
To me, Life was a joy ride on a rollercoaster. A predestined ride that had a lot of ups and where the downs never lasted long enough to make want to change. I simply sat and enjoyed the ride.
I felt no need for change, why would I change my perfect life where everything just effortlessly falls into place?
I played hard and slept even harder! Spent more days watching The Big Bang Theory than revising for exams.
Set for a great career path, I became that trophy daughter that made her african mamma so proud!
I was full of life and all set for the future.
I used to be that girl.
But one Autumn day, my life changed. I became a woman. I fell off my high horse standing on a tarmac road and rolled down an unknown dark branch filled alley.
I looked down at my feet through my teary eyes and I was wearing flats shoes – I mean flat shoes.
Feeling 8 inches shorter, I tried to lift my head up but couldn’t. I had failed. Failed myself, my mother and now was about to fail my husband and daughter. I had ruined her life before it even began. How do you raise a child when you’re broke, clueless and well, broke?
Yes, I had gained so much. I loving Husband and a beautiful daughter.
But in that process, I had lost myself? Where’s the gain in that?
I didn’t know who I was now.Come to think of, I don’t think I knew who I was then.
I didn’t want to be here now, but I didn’t want to go back to where I’d come from either.
I didn’t want a life without my husband and daughter, But I didn’t want this kind of life with my husband and daughter. I longed for something better, I was desperate for something better.
But I was stuck! I didn’t know what to do.
I didn’t know where to look.
I was that girl, who became that woman.
But now. But now the Lord says:
Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), (Ephesians 5:15 AMP)
Now I am a mother to two beautiful babies. Full of life, joy and laughter.
I learned to love myself. I allowed myself to be a new woman. A woman that loves walks in the park. Spending evenings watching senseless British comedy! A woman who isn’t afraid of being a loving fun mother to her children!
Now. I am a woman living life to the full. Experiencing so much joy in Mothering my Babies Intentionally.
Life isn’t easy. It’s not meant to be easy, But because of those words, I now refuse to live my life like a dead fish in the sea.
Its time was time to rebuild my life – Intentionally.
It’s always the small changes that make the big things happen. Slow but steady, I started making changes.
I’m not perfect, I’m not an expert. All I am a woman determined to change my life for the better through the decisions I make every day. I want to make decisions with intentional expectations. I live my life knowing that every decision I make affects my Babies Lives. Past, present and future. So I make sure I make decision Wisely, Intentionally.
I Mommy Intentionally.
Doing all things through Christ Who strengthens me. And living life the way I should
I’m here to inspire women to join me in this journey. To Inspire YOU to be the woman God intended you to be. Inspire YOU to live life intentionally. To Mommy YOUR babies Intentionally!
I’m not perfect and not an expert, I have nothing to offer other than my honest advice, experience and tips on how your life too, can be intentional.
See everything come together because of the decisions you’ve made. Because you too are A Mommy Intentionally.
There are three types of people in this world:
- Those who make things happen
- Those who watch things happen and
- Those who wonder what happened.
Which one are you? And which one do you want to be?