About

img_1103Middle-aged dreamer living in an 1200-square foot townhouse with my husband, the handsome, gifted carpenter so-much-more-than-my-wildest-dreams.

That’s me.

Really, I’m just a simple woman living a small life, empowered by some big grace, in a wide world. I’m a Canon-girl who likes snapping pictures of the everyday, and I believe strongly in the power of story. img_1099

I double-book appointments and lock myself out of my house and get stuck in rainstorms without an umbrella. I’m a perfectionist desiring to reform, because perfectionism can look a whole lot like Pharisaism. I’m not very sensitive, but I’m working on that too. I like to laugh.

YOU are welcome here. You with your story – because we all have one.

Come, process with me, and believe that we – the ordinary redeemed – are surrounded by and possessing a beauty most captivating. Let’s peel back the layers and reject the unholy and rejoice in the glory of a beautiful Savior and His amazing love – for unworthy us.

We are ordinary people with extraordinary purpose. Because of Him. I have to believe this. It breathes purpose into the smallness of a life simply lived.

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This is our son, Leo Michael, the one who made us parents. {Just look at his little hand, will you?} We had him straight out of the hospital, at three-days-old, and didn’t know till he was one-and-a-half, that we could adopt him. December 15, 2015 was one of the happiest days of our lives, when Leo’s adoption was finalized. Our Cub is charming, intelligent, social, and not a day goes by that we are not grateful to be his parents.

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This is Leo with his baby sister we affectionately call Vaeh. We fostered her from birth to a little over three-months-old, when we had to kiss her good-bye and watch her return to her biological family. Our lives will never be the same for loving Vaeh and being part of her beginning.

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I am married to this handsome man. He is a simple man of fewer words and deeper thoughts. We are in our eighth year of marriage and he still makes my heart beat fast.

This is us.

 

 

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Welcome to our story.