I’ve never been able to sum myself up in one tidy description, have you? Some things about me …..
I am a Texas native that got transplanted to the south and I plan to stay forever. I will overlook the fact that they don’t know a thing about Tex-Mex food down here, and their addictive sweet tea will probably give me diabetes. I have kiddos ranging from 20 down to 2 and it boggles my mind. There are six of them, most by birth and one by adoption. If you are bold enough to ask me in front of my children which is which, I will just smile and say, “I forget.” If I am feeling really southern that day, I might even add, “Bless your heart.”
I suppose I’d be a counselor by trade. At least, that is what the degrees in the closet would say if you wiped the dust off of them. I mostly spend my time helping kids with everything from phonics to college applications. I am an unlikely homeschool mom, but have come to love it nevertheless.
I have been married for more than a minute, and after all these years my husband is still the one. That doesn’t mean it has always been easy. God has taught us a thing or 600 along the way. He also gave me a passion for seeing other marriages thrive because I have witnessed first hand how He can take two ordinary, messy people and turn them into a thriving couple that He can use.
My husband says I talk to absolutely everyone, and strangers end up telling me their life stories where ever I go. I haven’t figured out why that is, but it might be because I am an undercover introvert that detests small talk. The main thing you need to know about me is that I was a hot mess of a girl that lived a lot of life before meeting Jesus at the age of 21. That is when I surrendered my life and everything I was/am/will be to Him. In return, He gave me peace, purpose, and a security I had never known before. If you sit by me for more than…oh, two seconds…. you will realize He has captured my heart and I talk about Him… A LOT. Also, there are gonna be a lot of typos. If you don’t mind those things, we’ll get along just fine.
If you got this far you must really like to read, so I will tell you that I am also known for being wordy. My blog won’t ever be short and concise (no matter how many times “they” tell me it needs to be). I hope that you will find encouragement in these words of mine as I share the journey. I pray you will leave a little more certain that you are loved, that there is a great deal of hope for your sorrows, and that there is joy up ahead -regardless of where you may find yourself today.
I also hope you’ll be the light and pass that hope on to someone else.
Shine on, new friend.