hyssop. what an interesting and nonsensical name for an event styling page. i know. but hear me out…
i bought this website over a year ago. the idea :: simply a place to encourage women that their identity is redefined in Christ. to remind them that they have been made new in Him. the very meaning behind the word hyssop; to purify, to be cleansed, to repel evil, to be marked distinctly.
within that year plus, this blog has sat empty basically. life circumstances preventing me from moving forward. and in that time, multiple things happened. my desire for this space to put my thoughts about jesus, life, motherhood, marriage, etc. down and encourage others with grew AND my desire for what this space would be expanded to include a true passion of mine; event planning+ styling.
i have devoured other women’s words the last two years. in different seasons of life, motherhood, marriage, being a woman, a follower of christ. the opportunity to read other women’s thoughts on their lives and the world in general and seeing those that were down similar paths allowed me to be grately moved by what Jesus was teaching them and feel less alone in my own story. the power of community; it is big and it matters. this continued to reconfirm my desire to do the same.
i also, at some point, hit a little identity crisis like most of us do at some point in our transition to motherhood. i missed feeling excited about the talents God had wired me with so long ago now that my days were mostly full of helping my sweet boy merely survive his life and hopefully enjoy it. my husband encouraged me to explore pursing that piece of me again now that our little is three and able to you know, talk and walk and feed himself (can we even just stop there and celebrate that victory! ha!). soooooooo, hence; the event planning + styling piece of this little baby blog of mine.
some may find it odd to have two such separate things in the same place, but hey, i spent a long time trying to be cool and i am so okay with being odd now. :)
back to the name hyssop though (BIRD WALK)…
remember that part about buying this page over a year ago and choosing hyssop because it was just a place to speak jesus to women and remind them of their worth. well, i just re-upped that purchase in january and felt i needed to get my money’s worth of it. at first, hyssop and events, i mean it was never going to make logical sense. and i struggled, big. but then i got to thinking about it and i also couldn’t imagine it being called anything else. because it is a reminder of the wiring of my heart. that jesus, is first. that his purification of us allows us to love and love well. and i love well through celebrating, through crazy enjoying the good in other’s lives. which in turn allows them to feel loved and feel a little piece of jesus even if they don’t know it as that and therefore have the opportunity for their heart to experience that same cleansing … i may have just lost you there ;) but i promise, it all made sense to me at the end of my rollercoaster of thoughts.
SO. friends. here it is. here we go. hyssop events, styled by e. a place to get excited about life’s events, see how to celebrate them well and hear a little about my life, what i am learning and all the roles i play within it. i hope you enjoy reading it as much as i enjoy writing it!