First and most importantly, I am a Christian. I love Jesus with my whole heart and strive to serve Him everyday. That is why I am here. On my journey of Faith, I have learned that walking hand in hand with Jesus is the best place to be. He is here in the good times, and He carries me during the hard times. I have had so many ups and downs and I know that I would not be the person that I am today if it were not for the Lord. I have messed up A LOT. A lot more then I would like to admit…. What touches my heart is that God loves me in-spite of myself… There have been many times in my life where I have wondered how He can love ME… but He does. He really truly does. And not only does He love me, but He has a plan and purpose for my life. WOW! How great is that? I am an emotional person and if you know me, you know I cry a lot… just because I can – but also becasue I can’t help it. I feel everything so deeply. I am good at pointing out my faults… in many ways it’s good to be able to do because I am always striving to be a better person…. but in other ways it is not good because I can be hard on myself… and others. I am on a journey just like everyone else… I am excited to see where God takes me next.
I am the wife of an amazing man named Aaron to whom I have been married for over 10 years. He is an outstanding husband and father. He is my best friend and the love of my life. Marriage has been something that has made me grow. It has not always been easy and at one point in our marriage, we almost didn’t make it. Can I just say, that I know the hard times make you stronger… I have seen it from the depths of hard. I am so blessed to be on this journey of marriage with him and so blessed to hold his hand through the good times and the bad. My husband and I have a big passion for orphans. There will be a lot written about that since that is the journey that made me really start to write.
Being a mother is a great joy and honor. I have two (well three) wonderful, precious daughters that I enjoy sooo much! They make my heart happy! It is a privilege to be their mommy. Along with wonderful, being a mommy can be challenging. I mess up. I let them down. But I strive to be the best mom that I possibly can be and to show them Christ in everything that I do… but the only way I ever do that is to rely not on my own strength, but the stength of the Lord.
I am a daughter, sister and friend to which all are big, wonderful blessings.
Why am I blogging? I love to write. I love to share my life’s journeys with others… especially when it can offer encouragement and hope along the way. I want to be real and I want my mistakes and hardships to be as much a part of my story, if not more so, then my accomplishments and achievements. I figure that since I already journal on a regular basis, I may as well do it here so people get a glimpse of my heart and life, both the good and the not-so-good. But by far the main reason that I want to blog is so that my stories – my life’s journeys – can be used for Christ. Even if just to touch one persons life for Him, it would be all worth it.