June 2, 2016

My baby is one


My baby turned one yesterday and I am in disbelief at how fast this year has gone by. I can’t believe I have a 5 year old and now a 1 year old. My prayer for both of my girls, is that they don’t let fear get in the way of anything they want to do. That they be true to who they are and feel confidant in their own skin. I pray that God puts a dream in their heart, and they have the courage and strength to follow through with it. It’s so easy to blend in with the crowd, but it takes so much courage to step out of your comfort zone and be different. To be the person God called them to be. Growing up I dealt with so much insecurity. I hated the way I looked with a passion. I thought my nose was too big, I didn’t think I was pretty enough, my clothes weren’t cute enough, and the list went on. I compared myself to anyone and everything that was different than me. It truly robbed me of many of my years. So much so, that in my late teens, early 20’s, I developed an eating disorder. I wanted to be perfect so badly, that I did anything to achieve that. It grieves me now to think about how sad that was and how I wish I could shake that young Mary and tell her how amazing and beautiful and how PERFECT in God’s eyes I was. People will always fail you and will always make you feel less than you are. Especially in today’s world. I cringe thinking of what kind of world my girls will grow up in. Comparison is everywhere and striving to be perfect is everywhere. I want to instill in them confidence and boldness to deal with this world’s standards. To not blend in, but to be whoever God calls them to be, and to have the courage to deal with opposition from every direction. I pray that I can be the kind of mother that encourages them and never makes them feel like they don’t have what it takes. I want to be their biggest fan, their biggest cheerleader, and their biggest encourager. I know they are called for a purpose and I am so excited to see what’s in store for them. Big things are ahead and I will be front and center cheering them on.


Mary ♥


My dress is Old Navy, shoes are Dolce Vita from DSW, and my jacket is H&M



  1. Thanks for being bold and vulnerable. We all need to know we’re not alone & bringing difficult issues to light does that. You have always been so beautiful to me, inside and out, just like your mama. And even though I don’t know you girls personally, I am confident they are the same.

  2. You’ve come a long way baby
    And baby look at you now !
    Been married 10 years today June 3,
    Married to a wonderful man , 2 beautiful daughters , serving God in Dallas and continuing to make me proud that I’m your mama ❤️I love you Mary

  3. Jessica Brickey says

    Thanks for being so raw with us 😘 Way to step outside your comfort zone👏🏼 love it

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