I was born and grew up in North Carolina. My twin sister and I were fortunate to have loving Christian parents. I came to know Jesus as my personal Savior when I was eight years old.
I earned an Associate degree in Business Management and Accounting and then worked at a bank for two years. I then attended Bob Jones University in South Carolina for two years.
I met my husband at a college and career retreat at The Wilds Christian camp in North Carolina. We were married in December 1989. I later completed my Elementary Education degree at Tennessee Temple University.
We had four children and for half of my life I have had the most rewarding and satisfying job a woman could ever hope for….I’ve been a homemaker and homeschooled our children. I’ve also taught children’s church, Sunday school, played the piano in church and taught piano lessons.
My husband, David, worked as a mechanical for almost 26 years. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November 2010. The Lord graciously allowed us 4 years and 4 more months with him after his diagnosis. He loved the Lord and enjoyed serving Him as a song leader, Sunday school teacher, and deacon. He went to his heavenly home on March 11, 2015.
I was diagnosed with stage II Triple Negative Breast cancer in January 2014. The Lord miraculously brought me through chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. There has been no sign of cancer since the surgery.
I enjoy taking care of my family, going to Bible study, reading, writing, visiting the elderly, and spending time with my friends and family.
Our middle daughter, Bethany (age 22), married Wesley Crews on August 3, 2014 and they live in North Carolina. Anna (age 24), our oldest daughter, married Danilo Vara on September 27, 2014 and they reside in Oklahoma. Our youngest daughter, Abigail (age 21), lives at home and works as a chef. Nathan (age 17), our only son, continues to be homeschooled and works at Chick-fil-A.
I began this blog in hopes of encouraging others through what the Lord is teaching me. My greatest desire is to fulfill God’s purposes for my life and to help others do the same.
One of my favorite verses is found in Matthew 12:24. Jesus said,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
This verse reminds me of the importance of surrendering my will to His and making my relationship with God my top priority every day.
I sincerely hope you are blessed and encouraged by reading my blog. I seek to comfort others in their trouble as God has comforted me. I look forward to hearing from you!