Hi I’m Kerryn!
I live in Alberta Canada with my wonderful husband and sons. Currently I have the job I always dreamed of – being at home with our twin boys! Of course along with that has come the need to find ways to manage the busyness but still run our household without getting too overwhelmed! I feel very blessed to be where I am now but it hasn’t always been like this and even now I still deal with more anxiety than I care to!
Life has definitely had it’s challenges! Over the years I have shed many tears over failed relationships, emotional abuse and longing to find the right man for me. He didn’t come along until I was 40 and I even had to move countries to find him! Then there was my heartache over wanting my own children. My two stepsons have enriched my life and taught me a great deal but there was still that need within me to have a child that called me mummy. That journey led to two precious miracles born nearly two years ago. Working as a Registered Nurse until then was at times satisfying but also stressful and hard physically. Shortly after I moved to Canada I discovered that I am gluten intolerant and had to begin learning to cook a whole new way.
So if you are wondering why I am telling you about my challenges – here’s why – I want people out there to know that having troubles in their lives is fairly normal I think. Pretty much everyone is dealing with something even if it doesn’t look that way. If I can help someone else by sharing my journey then it has been worth it. I am passionate about my family and teaching our kids to love God and respect others. Helping others using the gifts God has given me, living a healthy lifestyle and of course writing gives me purpose for my life.
HOW ‘COME AND BE REAL’ CAME TO BE:
Have you ever looked around and wondered how everyone else seems to have it all together, while you are struggling just to make it through the day, let alone have the ‘so clean you could eat off the floor’ house, the dream job and perfectly amazing family life? If you have you have come to the right place!!
Honestly, I really don’t believe there are many people out there that truly have it all together. I think we have all just pretended we have because we are afraid of being vulnerable or judged. What I have discovered however is that when I open myself up others see that I am being real and most will open up too.
I starting writing about my life experiences and what God was teaching me through them in July 2011 and sharing with friends and family. It really hit me how often I heard comments from people about how they loved that I was being real. Many told me they were feeling the same way I was but thought they were the only ones who struggled with these things. So when I needed a name for my blog ‘Come and Be Real’ made sense! Here you will find posts about things, good and bad, that happen in my life and what I am learning from them. It’s been a couple of years since I really did much writing. Life happened or should I say got insanely busy with the arrival of our precious identical twin boys!
For the sake of this blog I will be calling them Izzy and Zak. That’s not their real names but names created from the name Isaac from the bible. As the bible story tells us Isaac’s parents were older and I’m presuming praying for a child so it seemed fitting to use his name to create nicknames for our two boys! We aren’t as young as we once were and they were definitely prayed for!
It’s still busy around here but I feel it’s time to get back to what I felt called to do, sharing life lessons through my writing. In time I would also like to share recipes and books I have created/written. I welcome your comments and feedback and hope you will connect with me and others here!
Please bear with me as I learn to navigate and use this website! Right now it is a work in progress! I do hope and pray that you will be blessed by what you find here and will share it with others who would find it useful too.