New Name. New Look. New Season.

Welcome to my blog 2.0! The URL may be the same, but the name, logo, design, etc. is new.

I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was feeling about a new year of blogging after reflecting on it for a few months at the end of last year. I definitely knew blogging was still something I wanted to do, but as the year had progressed, I felt I was putting too much pressure on myself to come up with certain types of posts.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate more of the day-to-day and the things I’d love to write about. I started brainstorming with Robbie. He’s very good at asking me the right questions and helping me figure out what I am thinking. He helped me make all these random ideas into a reality.

After all the brainstorming and thinking, we came up with “Missionary Mumma”. My heart behind the blog is to give a glimpse into life in missions. Before I came into missions, I had a pretty skewed idea of what a “missionary” was and did. After 5+ years in missions, it’s totally different than what I imagined, and I want more people to know that. There were things I never knew could still be possible as a missionary. There’s abundance and blessing that I could have never known because I didn’t know very many missionaries.

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All that to say, with the title, I was a little nervous about the “Mumma” part because I am on the journey to becoming a mumma to this tiny human inside me. Part of me wrestled with “should I really call myself that already?” Well I thought a lot about that and realised that motherhood is much larger than becoming someone’s physical parent. Motherhood is relationship. It’s discipleship. It’s what I’ve been passionate about since Uni when I studied Women’s Ministry. Therefore, when I say “Mumma”, I hope it can be conveyed as an all-encompassing “Mumma”.

I think that’s about it explaining the newness. I am still tweaking things here and there and figuring out the right categories and themes. I think it’ll take time to develop even as I am learning what “day-to-day” things I enjoy writing about. Thank you for reading and supporting this since the beginning, too. I always feel so encouraged when I hear from people who have read a post or felt encouraged or laughed. :)

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  1. Julie January 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    To answer your question, yes, You ARE and will ALWAYS be mumma to this little one. I also live how you define mumma in the big picture. But the little one growing is very real, very important, and very much yours. Love your heart and words. Keep writing!!!!

  2. Stephanie January 29, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Love this new change! Never ever second guess your title as “Mumma”. Aside from the broader definition, you are the best Mumma already to the little baby growing inside of you. It’s so easy to feel like your not seasoned because there will always be people ahead of you, but nobody else will know what your baby needs better than YOU!
    Love you, friend!

    • Ashley Willingham January 29, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks friend! I always appreciate your comments so much, and even though we are thousands of miles apart, it makes me feel a bit closer :) Love you!

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