Hi thanks for being here!
God asked me to start a blog, which is funny because I don’t love blogs, generally. I prefer reading books because they are long enough to communicate deeper thoughts. Most blogs feel a bit surface-y to me in their subject matter. For example, I love home design but the blogs seem unrealistic. It’s something about them being short glimpses of a person’s perfectly styled life. It’s just not for me.
I need Real. Raw Emotion. Transparency.
And meaningful conversation about things that matter.
With that in mind, there are a couple of things you won’t see here. There won’t be any cute DIY projects or crafts, although I have done a very occasional crafty thing.
You also will most definitely not find recipes here. I dislike cooking food, planning food, shopping for food, talking about food, being responsible for people’s food… you get the idea. There are legitimate reasons for that, which I may discuss at some point. I am counting on Jesus to heal my attitude about food, so you never know what may happen. Until then, at least there are 541,267 other food blogs out there.
My love, my husband Jeff and I have been married 23 years. We have three amazing young adult children, one of them, our son Carson, has been violently ill for the last six years. (For a deeper explanation of our son’s battle, you can read that here.)
That’s over 2000 days of suffering and unrelenting trauma.
The good news is that we have it on good authority (the highest) that our son’s battle will end soon and he will be victorious. If you decide to stick around you will get to hear the rest of the story that God has planned that we don’t know about yet.
Through all this and being confined to home for these years, I have developed a precious, close relationship with God, one that is more fulfilling than I ever thought possible. That being said, I can tell you a few things we probably WILL be talking about here: chronic illness, grief, suffering and trauma. Some deep stuff, some hard stuff.
But also some amazing stuff like love and hope and freedom.