So by now you’ve likely realized that I’m the mother of two small children: a 2 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. They’re the ones that almost knocked you over at the door, the ones who keep trying to show you your their favorite toys. They like you, I suspect they have good taste.
Our family recently moved back home to West Michigan after spending 5 years in a small town called Ada in Oklahoma. We liked it there, but the Grand Rapids area is home. We love the lake, berry picking, snow and all the things that make Michigan awesome.
Life is somewhat sunny right now, but the journey to this place of peace wasn’t an easy one. I come from a family of five and in the past few years my sister was involved in a car-train accident and both my parents passed away.
I do a lot of writing about grief and brokenness, but mostly grace and hope…. always hope. That’s why there’s a lantern up top, it’s a picture of God’s love in my life. Not glaring, but softly sustaining and illuminating my shaky heart.
These days I’m using that lantern to light my way back to fully trusting the God who provides the only light I’ve ever found. I’m learning what it looks like to mean it when you say that “God is good.”
I’m fully alive when I’m creating: In my Kitchen, with yarn, with fabric and with words, mostly with words. I think that’s my primary calling, to create and weave stories.
I’m not patient and many days I doubt myself, but oh how God is shaping me through this journey, this family and right here in this little corner of the internet where you and I get to hang out.
I hope you stick around, I want to hear your side of this conversation as we dialogue about life, love, pain, joy and family… and probably coffee, I love coffee.
So welcome and thank you for bringing your light here today.