Hey there! I’m Kendra Everett, a working wife and homeschooling mom to have 5 littles who are 10, 7, 5, 3, and 11 months. We live in southern Michigan.
I work in the Michigan Senate but have been blessed to have several great bosses who let me have the kids with me most of the time. Of course the work-life, mom-life, wife-life juggle is real and would seem insurmountable without God and help from family including my twin sister.
Several years back, I found myself feeling drained struggling to want to get up and go every day. I had times where I truly did not enjoy life but instead let the world view of busy-ness and negativity consume me. It is a trap I can still fall into at times, but I know that's not how God designed us to be and don't want my children surrounded by that.
God worked me over in that time, and I felt a nudge from the spirit to work on savoring life--not to just get by. So, I started to lean into some of the loves I had as a farm-raised country girl--being outside, reading, gardening, and learning to cook healthier recipes.
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:19
Growing up with my Mom and Grandmas who cooked delicious meals, food has always been an enjoyable part of life, and I've delighted in cooking for others. As my family grew, healthier foods became more of interest and then a necessity in dealing with my post-baby body, thyroid, and autoimmune conditions.
I found fun in learning to cook healthier foods, and most importantly, I've learned to fit in spending time each morning with God to help fill me up. That and learning how to fuel my body with wholesome foods to help address health issues and gain more energy for mom-life, work-life, and busy-life have been transformational.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Working on wellness from the inside out is what has helped me to savor life. I’m learning to appreciate the steps along the journey knowing that we will keep growing and learning. Savor life Wellness is about sharing the simple things that helped me in hopes that if you feel the same as I did (and still do sometimes) that you can work to savor life more too.
No more just trying to survive the days. Let’s thrive and truly savor life together with Faith, Food, Fitness and Family!!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
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