MCM (Mom Crush Monday)

Yes, its Monday and we have another beautiful, talented, amazing and wonderful mom.

My name is Sandra Tanner and I am 38! I live in Canton Ga ( North of Atlanta) with my husband, Ryan Tanner and our three kids ages 17,14 and 7.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Passionate, outgoing and intentional.
What is your day job and what do you love most about it?
I am a full time blogger at www.optimizedlife.com
I love being about to express my passions and ideas while giving advice to others that will hopefully impact their life, relationships and health.
What has motherhood taught you?
Motherhood has taught me that as a mom, I have this amazing opportunity to support my kids and be there for them. It takes a change of perspective to be content with that.
My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 31:28 – Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
When I see this verse it scream out #lifegoals! It taught me to devote myself to my family so they can strive a d have opportunities to do things they love. I want to be able to look at my kids and say “ I know I did everything I could do for them” and that will be an intentional life for me.
What Inspires you?
I get inspired when I see acts of kindness and people doing something good without expecting anything in return. Small gestures to show appreciation. Kind words to others made only to lift them up. Strangers helping complete strangers. People being used by God and giving God the glory in return.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is missing time with my kids. Each day they get older. My son is a senior in high school now. He is almost a man! I don’t want time to pass and have nothing to show for it. I know that sounds silly but it is something I truly and afraid of.
What is your mom struggle?
Which one (LOL) One of my struggles as a mom is giving each of my children my undivided attention.
To be transparent, I struggle with being a mom who plays”. I don’t enjoy sitting on the floor and playing cars or battling super hero’s. However, I know my 7 year old does so I have to suck it up and do it for him. At the end of each day, I want to be able to lay in bed and know I was intentional with my children that day. If not, #momguilt
How do you de-stress after a long day?

I love sitting down with a glass of white wine while watching the best show in the world….Friends!

What is your get up and go song in the morning?

Every morning I love waking up, sitting in my chair and listening to morning worship music.
What is the most difficult challenge you’ve ever had to overcome and how did you overcome it?

My first husband was diagnosed with a debilitating illness after our 2nd child was born. We watched his health slowly deteriorate over the next few years. Life was hectic, unfair and overwhelming. I was a mom to 2 kids under the age of 4, a helpless wife and a caregiver. He passed away. I specifically prayed for God to send me a man who would love my kids as his own. I have seen situations when a stepdad was disconnected and not very loving to his stepchildren and I was afraid of that for them. I needed my children to be truly loved and accepted by whoever would be their stepdad one day. Little did I know, God already had a plan, and a man… I remarried a man who does just that but more. These are his children and he loves them, protects them and provides for them daily. He is truly heaven sent.

If you could be any animal, which would it be? And why?
I would be a Cheetah for sure! It only makes sense because everyone always says I “do everything so fast” and I have freckles basically everywhere.
Which person in the bible do you mostly relate to? And why?
I guess this depends on the season. But would say I identify most with Sarah. Sarah is Abraham’s wife. She was so faithful and did what God asked her to do even if she was afraid. She shows me through her story that I can trust God and he will always fulfill his promises.
Ask your partner to describe you in 3 words?

Personable, passionate and outspoken

Have an intentional day!!

Sandra Tanner.

Thank you Sandra for allowing me to just crush on you. Another beautiful mom who deserves an S on her chest.

Lets follow her and show her some love.

Instagram:

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Facebook:

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Blog: www.optimizedlife.com

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7 thoughts on “MCM (Mom Crush Monday)

    1. Wow what a beautiful family! Definitely crushing on this momma! What a beautiful example of enduring and keeping faith. Love the scripture as well!

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  1. I can totally relate to the biggest fear of kids growing up too quickly and life passing by. I was just talking about this with a friend yesterday. I also am often “sucking it up” and playing boy games with my son even tho I am not the type, but I know how much it means to him to have that fun engagement together.

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