I’m a young mom of three beautiful boys. BIG boys. 9-10 pounders from the start (we’re blaming it on genetics instead of the spoonfuls of peanut butter and chocolate chips I ate during pregnancy). I’m not a perfect mom. I could be better. I try to do it the right way. Until they are all having a screaming crying meltdown, then I pull my hair out and say things that a nice Christian mom probably shouldn’t say. But really, I try.
I’m a wife of a teacher, duck hunter, fisherman, outdoor-everything kinda man. We share this crazy life together, and he puts up with me as I daily struggle with trying to make sense of this place. I think we are a good team. They say opposites attract, and I guess in a lot of ways that’s true.
I love dogs. Spud will always be my first baby. Gus (the retriever) is my big baby too, until he decides to dig up my flowers.
I love chocolate. Too much. I went through a time when I was really into fitness. I ran two half marathons when I lived in Nashville. Right now I’m eating chocolate chip cookies (no lie) and thinking about what we’re going to eat for dinner. I have good intentions, but for now, priorities have changed. Maybe one day I will get back into shape. Maybe.
I love God. I love that He has a plan for our lives even though we can’t put all the pieces of the puzzle together to see the whole picture. I don’t understand His ways, and I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I have faith that He makes ALL things beautiful in His time. There are some ugly, horrible things in this world, but He will prevail. In searching for happiness, I believe He is the only one who will satisfy.
I love my job. I am a nurse practitioner working part-time in a local pregnancy care center. We offer hope to those facing crisis pregnancies by providing pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, material support and education. We also offer classes for people living with grief, depression, and other feelings after abortion or miscarriage. You can read more about my job in this recent post.
Why did I start a blog? It is certainly not because I’m the most talented writer. I’m not a crafty person; if you are looking for “Ten DIY Toddler Entertaining Packets” or “Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas”, you are in the wrong place. If you are looking for new recipes, you will be disappointed. Although I do love to cook, I rely heavily on Pinterest and very little on my own brain. I just like to write. It is a release from the inevitable chaos in life. It is a way that I can encourage you on your journey, even though it likely looks very different from mine. I am writing not because I have a lot of wise things to say, but because I trust that the God who speaks through me does. And when we listen to Him, we find peace, love, and all that is good. And that is what keeps me going.