Welcome to my blog! I’m so happy you’re here, and I can’t wait to get acquainted. After a season of loss, I’m more passionate than ever about living each day to its fullest. I see my blog as a virtual coffee date, the chance to engage with friends in real, meaningful conversation about all that gives us hope and strength and joy.
So, let me introduce myself with a few fun facts:
- Since early childhood, my identity has been deeply rooted in faith, but I’m still learning what it means to walk with Jesus every day.
- I was a child bride. Well, maybe not technically a child, but a very young adult. Age 18, to be precise. As a side note, my husband is a very patient man.
- Although my husband and I are both on our first marriage, we have a blended family. I gave birth to three amazing humans – Lindsey, Luke and Leah. While we were growing our own family, we also served as houseparents at a children’s home. Many of the kids who lived with us then are forever grafted into our hearts. We call them our “chosen” children. Every Thanksgiving, the whole growing tribe comes home and it’s the happiest time of the year.
- As a third-generation Wyoming native, my DNA reveals high percentages of grit and independence. My husband once described me to a stranger as a “sturdy woman.” He meant it as a compliment, I’m sure!
- I have loved language and words since I first learned to read. My early interests included the Hardy Boys mysteries and Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series. If I got in trouble, it was usually for reading when I should have been doing something else, like sleeping or chores.
- My all-time favorite books are The Velveteen Rabbit and To Kill a Mockingbird.
- My feels run deep beneath the skin. Writing is the most reliable way I know to bring them to the surface.
- I adore fashion, but my style has two distinct personalities. One is classic elegance and the other is cowgirl comfort. So, if I pair cowboy boots with an art deco necklace, please try to understand.
- I crave the outdoors, especially the scent of sage and pine. Rocky Mountain wild places feed my soul.
- My eighty-something-year-old mother lives with us. She is one of the loveliest humans I know, and she still tells me to be careful crossing the street.
- I’ve come full circle. From stay-at-home mother of young children, to career professional, and now to stay-at-home caretaker again. It’s all good.
- My life verse is Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”