All About Simple Jane
Simple Jane is a single, working mother of four who is also currently continuing her education in accounting. As she juggles so many responsibilities, avoiding the complicated has become a life-preserving necessity. Simple Jane enjoys spending time with her family, which requires careful planning and prioritizing, and she hopes to share some of the tips and tricks that have helped her to find balance. She also enjoys reading a good book, chick flicks, DIY projects, and playing volleyball to relieve stress. Her favorite quote is, "The sun is always brighter than the storm" (author unknown). She has faced many a stormy day in her sunny Arizona home, but continues to find the sunshine in what matters most.
It's Worth It!
In many Christian homes, you may have observed a photo of Christ with the words, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it." Though Christ never said these words, and the actual author is unknown, the complete quote is beautiful and brings assurance of brighter days when we are faced with trials and stress.
I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it. I never said there wouldn’t be tears, I just promised to be there if there was. I never said it would be true love, I only said you’d know if it was. I never promised it would be forever, I only said to love unconditionally and generously with no recognition of time. I never said to hold on at all costs, I only said one day you’d have to let go and be free. I never said you’d get the rainbow without getting through the rain, I only said the sun is always brighter than the storm. I never said you wouldn’t cry, or feel like your heart had died. I never said you wouldn’t change inside. And if I had, I’d have lied.
Through the crazy comes the calm, and through the trial comes the triumph. As we journey through it all, we are better people today than we were yesterday—more experienced, more responsible, more humble, and hopefully more joyful. I invite you to find the simple things that bring the most joy. Find what matters most.