It’s almost the weekend. Hooray!! Feels like this week dragged along for me. I’m thankful to have a couple of days to focus on family and rest. And two more hands to help out with the kids.
After last week’s guest posts (which landed me a few new readers – hello new readers!), I thought it would be a good time to take a cue from Bonnie, and tell you guys WHO I AM! I love Bonnie’s blog…almost as much as I love her, so I just had to steal this idea, Bon. Consider it a complement!
WHO I AM:
I am a daughter of God.
This was number one on Bonnie’s list and I think that’s why I love her so much – we are sister’s in Christ. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Christian household and have been able to grow in God throughout my life. I am a sinner. Plain and simple. But I am also REDEEMED by a Great God, who loves me regardless of anything I could do. His Grace is laid thick throughout my life and I am reminded of it daily as I look around at the beauty that He gives. Every day, I am given a chance to spread His love to other people. It is my DEEPEST desire to become more selfless and follow God’s will for my life. I am so very thankful that I am His chosen one. Plain and simple.
I am a wife.
Travis and I have been married for 6 years, together for 9. Marriage has been the biggest blessing of my life! Travis and I have so much fun together; we make each other laugh, we build each other up, and we challenge one another. We are complete opposites, yet we compliment each other so well. God designed it that way. Travis is sloppy, I am clean. Travis is patient, I am most certainly not. In college, he helped me with math homework, while I edited his papers. He is the BEST father to our children, constantly involved and always eager to make everyday happenstances into life lessons. Travis challenges me to be the best ME that I can be. And he believes that I can be that person, even when I can’t believe it for myself. I am super blessed – he’s a keeper!
I am a mother.
Travis and I were married for almost 3 years before we decided to get pregnant with Henry. I can confidently say that we NEEDED that alone time together before babies, and at the same time, we were missing something. When Travis’ job transferred us from Denver to Chattanooga, a mere two hours away from both sets of would-be grandparents, we knew that the time couldn’t be more perfect to start our family. Three years later, and we now have two kids, Henry and Clara. The plan has always been to have 3 or more, whether biologically or adopted. Mothering has been THE MOST CHALLENGING, yet REWARDING thing I have done so far, and just like I couldn’t imagine my life without Travis, I would never want to go through this life without children.
I am an athlete.
To say that I’m competitive would be an understatement. I’ll be the first to admit that when I sign up for a race, I usually know that I can win. That’s not arrogance, it’s confidence in my running ability, and more significantly, my competitive nature. While racing, I really like to “pick” people off and I count them as I do it (that is odd, I admit). I’ve always been pretty active. In high school, I ran cross country and track, and played basketball. Now, I like to weight train, run, hike, walk, you name it. I just like MOVING, I guess!
I am a sister, daughter, friend.
My parent’s have been married for 30 years. They put their ALL into raising my sister and I, sacrificing money, time and energy, so that we could have opportunities to grow as people. I like to think we turned out pretty well, so they must have done something right! My sister, Katy, is a math teacher and baker. She’s also getting her Master’s in Mathematics, while teaching full-time. Pretty inspiring!! She does MANY MANY things much better than me. Except being goofy – I’m much better at that.
I am a goofball.
I’m not sure if it comes across in my eloquent writing or not, but I’m terribly uncoordinated, clumsy and forgetful. FOR THE MOST PART, I don’t care what other’s think and I don’t mind making a fool of myself (especially for the sake of a joke). I’m the girl you see dancing on Aisle 9 to the elevator music…only it’s slow, and I’m dancing super fast. I just can’t help it – it’s the way God made me.
I hope that you feel like you know me just a little bit more. Writing a blog is such an ODD thing (really, it blows my mind that people would want to read about other people’s daily life, but they do – I do!). I am CONFIDENT that I’ll meet some of you fellow bloggers in person one day. Until then, reading about each other will have to suffice. Like I’ve said before, I’m just as awesome in real life as I seem on the blog.
So not really awesome at all. Ha! Beat you to it, Travis.
A Question: WHO ARE YOU??? What are a few words that describe you?