My name is Jeni Lancaster. But my kids know me as “Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom…” And occasionally, “Moooooooommy”.
Yes, I have three adorable kids (all under the age of 6) that I spend every single waking (and sometimes sleeping) moment with. I’m also married to a wonderful man who encourages me daily. In fact, he was one of the biggest reasons I started this blog. He is my biggest supporter and never stops telling me that I can do anything I put my mind to.
When I was younger I imagined my life would be all sorts of things. I had no idea how much being a mother would change my life. I wasn’t prepared for motherhood to completely take over my life, but it didn’t take me long to realize how much I loved it. Don’t get me wrong, being a mommy is pretty much the most difficult job EVER. But it is incredibly fulfilling and rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Eventually though, I started to get a little run down. I got a little restless. Things were wonderful with my babies and my husband and yet…I found myself looking for creative outlets. I ran a small business for awhile, but the product was never something I could be passionate about. And THEN, a friend introduced me to essential oils and after using them I said to myself, “Now THAT’S something I can stand behind.” So I began sharing and teaching about essential oils and eventually my true passions began to come to surface. Through my classes I realized that I had a passion that went deeper than a product. I had a passion to encourage and inspire others. I had a passion to live life intentionally, with purpose.
When I started my blog, it was as though this dormant part of me just woke up. God has blessed me with a passion to write and share my heart and experiences with others and since I’ve allowed myself to become vulnerable in this way, my life has completely changed. No longer was I selling a product for myself. I became less focused on myself and what could bring me fulfillment. My blog became a ministry to share and encourage other women and mothers. And in ways I never imagined, it has been one of my most rewarding adventures.
These past few years have been full of ups and downs as we’ve learned exactly what it means to live passionately and walk confidently in the Lord. It’s all a part of our decision to live with intention. To give everything we do a purpose. And along the way we hope to reach out to others and encourage them to keep trusting the Lord and having faith. Because, His promises will never fail.