We live in a world where social media can make us seem so small, physically and emotionally. Our efforts seem outsmarted by everyone on a pin board. Our creativity seems outdone by the photos posted by superstars in every area of cooking and crafting. Our parenting seems flawed by every judgmental comment posted on a blog. We seem small. And the smaller we seem, the less likely we are to admit that we are small, because everyone else seems so large.
So, this is me - admitting how small I am. This is me - being real.
My Vocation - I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a pastor's wife, and a woman. I had a whole other life before choosing to stay at home for my family. Somewhere in that life I got an art education bachelor's degree, a student affairs master's degree, and held a professional position for four years post grad school. Now, I play peek-a-boo and pride myself in stain removal and healthy cooking. Those things fulfill me much more.
My Husband - My best friend, my confidant, my partner, my pastor, and my sanity.
My Children - God has blessed us with four children. Our first, who died at 10 weeks gestation; our second, a son, who we adopted at birth (trans-racial domestic open adoption); our third, a son, who came biologically just 13 months after his older brother; and our fourth, a daughter, who came about two years later. Our living children are 3, 2, and infant. God has richly blessed us.