My closest friend is my husband. He is my rock, my sounding board. He is a blessing in my life and our children’s.
It shouldn’t amaze me how God works, but it always does. How He moves things into place for two people to meet. I almost took a job at another school the year Scott and the girls moved into my old school district. I had had the interviews with the principal and the school board, had accepted the job, when Mr. Prugh called me about an aide position at Green Forest. I love my old school and naturally was excited to go to work there. Once there, I met the girls. They were sweet little things (still are…but I might be biased now, lol) and I met their dad. He came on a field trip and we talked the entire time.
Three years later (and one year of marriage), I can definitely say he is my closest friend. Thank you Lord for bringing us together.
I love those days when everyone is home. We don’t have big plans to go anywhere. Just stay at home and enjoy ourvtime together. Those days are rare as our girls get older and my husband is usually on the road. I cherish my weekends with my family.
I want you three to know how much I love you. When I said yes to your dad, I said yes to you girls also. I am so happy that you chose to call me mom. It was something I had thought would never happen. But I met your dad and all of that changed. One is a lonely number and five is a wonderful number for us.
Girls, this world is crazy and has even crazier definitions of what and who you should be, how you should look, and just go with the flow. I want you to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), created exactly how God planned. The world will tell you what it thinks is beautiful. The Word tells us what He knows is beautiful. Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious (1 Peter 3:3-4).
I cannot wait to see His plans for your lives work out. Thank you for asking me to be a part of that journey.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
I try to remember to do this daily, hourly even. God’s Word is my refuge in this crazy world. When the world tells us that we need this or that to make us happy, the Bible reminds us that we only need one thing to be happy and complete. Jesus is the only thing I need ti get me through the day and the stormyvups and downs.
What do I love about seeing new places and new people? I love the chance to see new things outside of my own little world. To realize the rest of God’s world and see what he wants to reveal to me. It’s a chance to share his word with others and hear how others see him.
Travel is always an adventure. More so now that I am married and have three daughters. It’s fantastic to see the world through their eyes and to show them everything in this world.