Meet our talented friend, Beth Bills. Beth is a mom of two girls, married to Stephen, and calls Lindale, TX home. Beth is the founder and owner of East Texas Moms Blog. The mission of the blog is to create a community of East Texas moms both online and off. They hope to bring you support, encouragement, laughter and even events to foster a community of moms as we all navigate our way through motherhood, together. Here's how Beth found her purpose in East Texas Moms Blog.
I'm a child of the King. A wife. A girl mom. A daughter. A sister. A friend. A small business owner.
I'm a people pleaser, a procrastinator, a creative, a lover of life, and honestly a good time really.
I am 37 years old and I think I might have finally found what fuels me. I'm finally at a place that I'm using my gifts. I think I'm hanging out in my sweet spot. Did I mention I'm 37 going on 38 and I finally think I've figured out what I want to do with my life!! It's funny how when I was 22 I thought I knew. Actually, maybe I did know. Maybe the journey, the path that brought me to here was EXACTLY the path I had to go to understand how to appreciate the sweet spot. I now finally realize that everyone has a story and every story matters. I recognize that just because it took me to the age of 37 to find my rhythm, that it doesn't mean I did anything wrong or out of order. My story is unique and my story is what makes my sweet spot, oh so sweet.
Almost 3 years ago, I met a Blog owner in Houston, TX. She and her team had organized an event for moms in Houston and my friend Rebecca and I were a part of it. We met amazing moms with stories of their own, we told pieces of our stories and we shared the common bond of motherhood. As we left that event, I didn't really think much about what we had experienced. In fact, I didn't really process it for a whole year. A year later, I felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to take a look at my life and to take a leap. As I did a bit of research, I found that this Moms Blog was part of a larger network called City Moms Blog Network and my area was in need of this sort of thing. I began to pray and search and felt very confident that THIS is where my ministry to women would lie for the coming months and years. This Moms Blog would be a way for me to reach and meet other moms in East Texas. At the beginning, I had no idea what it would look like. I had no idea who I would meet or what kind of impact it could have in my community. In January of 2016, my Contributor team and I launched East Texas Moms Blog. My goals and visions were, and are, to simply have a space that moms can call home as they journey through motherhood. The job title of MOM comes with LOTS of responsibility and I can promise you that every mom you ask would say it's the hardest and most rewarding job they've ever had. I wanted a space that we could celebrate the hard, the rewarding, the milestones, the challenges, the heartache, the laughter and the joy of the journey. I truly believe we are doing that and I also believe we can grow and improve to become even better.
In the past year and a half, we have met some amazing moms. We have added to our Contributor team made up of local moms with a desire to write. We have connected locally with businesses and organizations to better serve East Texas together. We have had fun and met face to face with moms at the events that we've held and we are loving the growth of new moms as we reach East Texas through our social platforms and the Blog itself. Our heart is to be a growing resources for moms (and dads) in East Texas and each day the tasks that we do are intentional and done to move us closer and closer to goals and visions for East Texas Moms Blog.
It's been fun to find my groove. It's been challenging and rewarding all at the same time. Honestly, ETMB has been like another baby for me. It's something that I have to care for and groom and learn about and just do! I have been so unbelievably blown away by the support this East Texas community has given us and we are looking forward to growing and meeting many more moms in the months and years to come. Relationships and connection is where the good stuff happens.
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