When The Fog Clears

Have you ever been knee-deep and neck-high in a fog?

Not just a I-could-use-a-second-cup-of-coffee fog, I’m talking about a will-this-last-forever? fog. The kind of fog that’s so dense, you can’t remember the warmth of the sun or the color of the sky. That kind of fog.

A year after the birth of my first child, I feel as if I’m emerging from underneath a cloud. Like I’m resurfacing from the water for a gasp of air.

I feel like Victoria again.

But a changed Victoria.

I’m a bit softer, I think. Less zippy. More reflective. Not as fussed. I’m not quite the person I was, and maybe you aren’t either after coming out of a fog.

But when the fog (finally) clears, it’s time to move forward with crisp vision.

It’s time to brew a cup.

It’s time to be intentional.

It’s time to press onward.

It’s time to open your hands, both to receive and pour back out the blessings God has given to you.

The fog has cleared.

It’s time.


  1. Beth Anne on January 9, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Love. Glad to see you’re out of the fog. I felt this way when Chris deployed, and even 6 months after him being home, I feel like I’m just now recovering and moving on. You’re a beautiful writer 🙂

    • Victoria on January 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks so much Beth Anne 🙂

  2. Natasha Red on January 11, 2015 at 3:47 am

    i felt the exact same way right after Reaghan turned one. It was refreshing and scary at the same time just wanting to soak this season of clarity up before it starts all over with baby #2 (whenever he/she may enter the picture)

    • Victoria on January 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Something about these babies! They really do reset your system.

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