I am a saved by grace believer in Jesus Christ, striving everyday to walk in obedience.
My daily roles include wife, stay-at-home mom, and caregiver (including all the sub-roles that go with them!). I am also a sister, daughter, singer, pianist, wanna-be homesteader, avid reader, lover of classic movies, and much more.
No, this is not what I dreamed life would be but I’m loving it and I can’t imagine it any other way!
Before I was married, I received my Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music. I travelled through Europe, lived and worked in big cities like Washington DC and Dallas, and had dreams of “making it big” in the opera world. All of that changed when I met my husband, Daniel!
We were married in a Christmas wedding, December 23 after a whirl-wind romance.
In many ways, he is my opposite. He makes me see the good in things where I tend to be more pessimistic. He encourages me to step out of my comfort zone. He keeps me from being so sensitive and helps me look at things with a more logical frame of mind.
Together, we have a seven-year-old son, a four-year-old daughter, a one-year-old son, and another on the way.
In 2014, we moved in with my mother-in-law (MIL), after the unexpected death of my father-in-law.
While she was still undiagnosed, I had suspected for a while that she had some form of Dementia. My Grandfather had suffered with it for 10 years before he died and I could see many similarities with my MIL. That, along with many other health issues, prevented her from being left alone. I assumed the role of her primary caregiver.
Our Home and Family
We all live on my MIL’s family farm where we have a small herd of beef cattle, Barbados sheep and a llama to guard them, Nubian goats for milk, chickens and ducks for eggs, and one goose with no obvious purpose.
We have a vegetable and herb garden that we are trying to make productive in our hot, central Texas climate.
In a nutshell, I am a city-girl trying her best to be a homesteading farm wife.
My husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children early on, just as we had been. With a First Grader and Kindergartener we are slowly finding our footing on this side of the homeschool world.
God’s Amazing Design
I have always been fascinated at how God uses our weirdness unusual gifts when we allow Him.
I love children and truly enjoy spending time with them. I knew when I had children of my own I wanted to stay home with them and be a homeschool family.
Now because I don’t work outside the home, I am available to stay home with my MIL.
I’ve always been a very routine, organized person (much to my mother’s chagrin!) and my home and family members require these traits. I
enjoy don’t mind housework, so I fit nicely into my role as housewife.
It is astounding how God has arranged our lives so perfectly as to fit into this moment. I don’t know His plan behind it but I am gratefully amazed by His design.
For even more about me, check out 50 Random Bits of Trivia About Me.
Certified Caregiving Specialist
As a Certified Caregiving Consultant, I am here to help you become a confident, prepared, and calm caregiver. My goal is to help other family caregivers trade their chaos for balance where caregiving fits into their lives instead of taking over.