For I know the plans I have for you, declare the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
For 20+ years I have had a purpose in life. A purpose God laid upon my heart, to a point dragged me kicking and screaming into. I have been a wife, mom, housekeeper, home educator, and many more jobs than I can count. God led me to stay at home. My husband and I made the choice for me to stay home. Since then I have not turned back.
It was a hard decision, but so much money was going out the door. How could I help the family, and yet save us some money? The only was I though of was to cut my hours at work, which I work for my mom, and stay at home to cut back on the day care bill. At that moment my husband and I were spending upwards of $1,000 on day care costs. It was burning a hole in our budget and it was wearing on our family. After much discussion I became more of a permanent fixture at home.
Fast forward now three years, my 2nd oldest was in 2nd grade, my only daughter was in kindergarten and my youngest was still home for preschool. As the school years was ending my frustrations were rising. I felt that God was leading me one direction, and watching my one child struggle in school I knew the answer. Again, I went to my husband with my issues about the education our kids were getting. I was done with not getting the help needed for our child's education. With my hands up in the air and frustration high I went to the school for answers, which I found known. After much discussion I became a home educator.
Fast forward 10+ years, to a season of change, my oldest is a professional photographer, my 2nd oldest is in his 2nd year of college and a lacrosse coach, my only daughter started her first year of college and is growing in her career as a part of Rainbow, and my youngest is on his last year of high school at home. Life is very different for me know. I have gone through so many seasons both easy breezy seasons and stormy seasons of pain. God has guided us, led us, and carried through every trial and success. Now as I see my life changing I see a chance to share what I have learned, to encourage others both young and old in their own season of life.
In my new season of life to encourage others, it has brought me to this point, a place of encouragement. I created a small place in this world to bring ideas, support, encouragement, and hopefully inspiration to others to live their life for Christ. Here I share ideas with my walk with the Lord, my ever changing family life, homeschooling, my struggles with living a healthy life, and my inspirations through art. I hope through my transparency you can learn and grow in your own life.