The Fix-Her-Upper theme for my blog is really a God thing. I’d love to share that story sometime. A reminder that dreams don’t really die. They just sleep until God wakes them up!
Living a renovated life for Jesus! He transforms my heart and fixes the messy. Even though, I continue to be a work in progress. I run away sometimes. I get lost sometimes. But God’s word remains my steadfast compass. Psalm 139 points the way.
Loving my family the way they deserve… My husband and I were high school sweethearts. When I look at him—I still see teenage laugh-lines. The poor guy had no idea what the promise of “I do,” really would come to mean with me… “I do” laughter, “I do” silly. “I do” patience. “I do” endurance. “I do” tears. “I do” more tears. And then thank goodness, “He still does!”
We’ve enjoyed three almost all grown up children. Brittany, Josh, and Brooklyn. Having difficulty conceiving, the years between ranging from three and a half, to four years apart. The upside—they rarely fought over toys. They were always in different stages. Never in diapers at the same time, they stayed busy leading each other in and out of trouble. Graciously God knew a chance to breathe between tantrums and college visits might be to our advantage. And now, they are close, even though they are far apart.
Loving People the way they deserve… After graduating college, I worked for many years at a Psychiatric Hospital assisting in Adjunct Therapies, and then attaining certification for Drug and Alcohol Counseling. I loved it. As my experience grew, so did my sense of humor. An important skill to have for the most important position I ever held—a stay at home mom.
Being renovated with Joy… I mean, macaroni and cheese in the hair was hilarious the first few times my babies wiped back their chunky locks with creamy fingers. The third time, not as funny, but still providing a smile. Maybe even a picture? But the fourth time!!! The fourth time they say no, or throw a tantrum because they want their toy… need their toy…or must have their toy. Or when you feel yourself teetering on the edge of breaking as life breaks, your body breaks, or your heart breaks a little more. This precious last straw requires a person to dig deep. Deep! And to choose something deeper still. There you’ll find a mixture of laughter and sobs. Joy can only come with both, all tangled up in each other. You’ll also find more time to spend on your knees, and a Savior who cares your there.
I also dream about… Writing, and providing a place for you to dream too!!! Spending time with friends. A sip of tea on a hard day followed by a breeze that blows salty and fresh. Spending time with friends. Chocolate. A guiltless nap on my hammock. Vintage with a touch of modern. Holding my honey’s hand. Playing in the dirt. Pinterest. Happy endings. Proverbs 31 Ministries reaching more women. And Heaven!!!