I am an Ohio girl, now living on the Texas side of the Mexico border. I am the wife of an Anglican Priest, mother to one daughter, family doctor and homemaker. I believe that finding hope for the world starts in the flesh and bones life of everyday.
Through scrambling eggs and scrubbing toilets, in arguing and making up, in loving the sick and hearing the story of the immigrant God draws us to Himself. Even at our worst He lives in us and as we love the world around us it is changed by encountering Him.
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Before I started writing this I went though and re-read the “about me” sections of my favorite bloggers. One thing I noticed right away was that in every “about me” section, the writer almost always says something about “loving words,” honestly I don’t even know what that means. I am not a writer and had to ask for my husband’s help just to get this sentence written, he loves words too, go figure. Now don’t get me wrong, I am glad the world is filled with people who love words and who are incredible writers. I wish I was one of them. Starting a blog as a non-writer, (really I’ve never written anything that wasn’t assigned and graded before in my life) is a bit unusual and maybe unwise.
But as much as I don’t love to write. I do love to talk (ha). I love to visit and share ideas. I love to get to know people and hear their story. This blog for me, is a place to explore thoughts that are stretching me and a place to push me to make decisions and commit to them in front of the whole world. It is a place to try and fail and know that it is just part of the process. I am so grateful that you are joining me on this journey.
So now that you know I don’t love words, you may wonder what else is this girl all about? Well here is a quick run down.
Things I love:
Babies in costumes
S’mores and singing around a campfire
Sleepovers with my best friends and staying up all night eating popcorn and brownies out of the pan with a spoon
Having my hands in the dirt
Cooking from scratch
Homemade toys and presents
Watching lightning storms from the front porch swing
Planning and hosting parties and connecting old friends with new ones
Other things you may want to know:
I have a heart that aches for the suffering I see in the world
I talk too loud
I am always getting dirty
I tend to go to extremes
I hate it when my feet are cold (and they are always cold)
I am notorious for underestimating how big a project is before I dive in (hence this blog began)
Your turn, tell me who you are. Thanks for being here!