The first thing you should know is that writing specifically to tell you about myself is hugely unnerving for me. So here’s what I’d tell you if I had a minute-to-spin-it.
Jesus girl. Wife. Mom. Writer. Speaker. Singer. Homeschooler. Bibliovore. Techie. Hopeless Romantic. Starbucks Junkie. Foodie. Fashion Newbie. Runner Wannabe. Sweet Tea Connoisseur.
…and a lover of all things that refresh.
I am a wife to a gentle giant named Jessie who had no idea what he was getting into when he asked me to marry him, bless his heart. We have five children – we each gave a girl to each other on our wedding day – and we’ve added three Jessie “look-a-likes” since we said I do. We’ve got college-life and kindergarten happening simultaneously under our roof and while we are a little frazzled, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I consider myself blessed to be the mother in an awesome family and also to be a daughter in an awesome family. I am the first born of a man and woman who have shown me what it means to love Jesus, love their family, and work hard to establish a legacy. I am the sister of siblings who value the legacy they’ve been handed and take their own callings and destinies seriously.
And I take my faith seriously…
I am a sinner saved by grace who is grateful to be a daughter of the King. I am a benefactor of second chances and stand amazed that Christ Jesus lives in me. I am a diamond in the rough who is glad to be a work-in-progress in the hands of a Master.
I am learning everyday what I believe about my past, present, and future and am compelled to share my lessons and experiences so that God’s work in me may be an encouragement to others.
I’m a “used-to-be”, corporate, career-minded, bean-counter, on-the-path-to-big-bucks, single gal…
…turned homeschooling, bread-baking, garden-growing (or at least attempting), cloth-diapering, mommy-blogging, family-minded dame…
…turned work-at-home-mom who shamelessly uses paper plates, keeps a stock of frozen pizzas on hand, strives for small victories in her battle with the #fatdemon, and is simply in the thick of figuring out how to keep the plates spinning and the balls in the air.
In addition to my main line of work as a mother and a wife, I serve in the women’s ministry in my local church, lead worship on occasion, and have recently co-authored my first book. In short, I’m on a roller coaster hanging on for dear life.
So…it’s nice to meet you… I hope you think it’s nice to meet me! You can keep up with me and my crazy life on social media or join me for the journey on my blog.