Hello Friends.  Welcome to my site. I am a mother of 7 beautiful children.

Quick disclaimer:  I am not perfect, I have many flaws, I do not have all the answers, but I do know this…I am willing to learn, grow, and be used of God in what ever way He allows.  That means I am open to what ever adventure life has in store and I will choose Joy.

When I first met my husband Mark, I was a broken mess.  I had tons of baggage from my past, I was an utter slob, I could not cook or clean for the life of me.  I was crabby and depressed almost all the time.  I was public schooled and a graduate from a prestigious university because that was what I thought gave me value at the time.  I decided to follow Jesus when I was around 15 years old.  I sat under strange doctrines and wavered in my faith at times.  Discontentment came easy for me as I always searched for the next fix.  After going through many trials in life and being willing to follow my husbands lead, I have grown to a place where my faith is rock solid.  God has worked many miracles into my life and I can not even believe how much mercy and grace I have been shown.  When I look back and see how God can make a broken mess like me truly new, truly pure, and forgive me, I know He is a Living God who really cares.  And now, through all those many cracks, His light shines to give others hope that anything is possible.  If it is possible for me to be changed from worthless to virtuous, it is possible for anyone!

Two of our grown daughters married and now are expecting babies this winter of 2021-22.

God has healed me so much throughout my journey, that I have been able to be used of him to help others heal on their journey.  In the last 2 years my husband and I were able to foster to adopt two special needs children.  Alex (6 years old) and Kathryn (3 years old).   They have been such an incredible blessing.  Living in a healed state, I thank the Lord that I have been able to fight for these special babies to give them a voice and help them thrive both in a family who loves them and in their challenging health issues that they were born with.  To God be all the glory!

So I urge you to grow right where you are planted.  Find Joy and contentment where ever you are right now, what ever your circumstance may be.  That is where real JOY begins!



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