My second favorite thing is girl talk. I love chatting eye to eye with a girlfriend over a piping hot chai tea latte and jumping from one topic to another without finishing the first.
My first favorite thing is my home. Because that is where my husband and four children are. My husband and I met in college at the University of Oklahoma many moons ago, and he made my palms sweaty and my tummy have butterflies. Once I actually talked to him, he also made my cheeks hurt from laughing so hard. After all these years, he still has that affect on me.
Our home is loud and chaotic and rambunctious. It is full of love and laughter, and yes, the occasional yelling. We were blessed with three boys and one lively girl. And now my little people are no longer little. This is likely the year that I will be looking eye-level if not up to all four of my children. Even the youngest is in danger of passing her mom in height. However, none of them will ever outgrow my hugs and squeezes.
Since 2015, almost everything in our lives has been turned upside down, shaken and twisted and left us finding ‘new normals’ – repeatedly. As a result, all the changes and tragedies have put us on different paths. I may have originally started this blog and ministry 10 years ago, just as the new year turned 2019, it is becoming a new creation. And honestly, I don’t yet know what that looks like.
I’m anxious, and sometimes apprehensive to see what the future holds for us, but my belief has been more than solidified that whatever it is, God will be there in bigger ways than I ever imagined. Despite the recent life-happenings, I am still excited and have reverent anticipation that God is going to move in mighty ways in my family, and in my life.
At the end of every day, I am humbled and grateful to be enveloped in God’s mercy and blessings, and to be on this great adventure with Him. We serve a mighty God, friend. A mighty God.
My Life Scripture Verses
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)