My Story (or at least some of it)

I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Above all of this I am a true believer and follower of Jesus Christ.

Although, it didn't always used to be this way.

When I was younger I was wreckless and rebellious. I was a deliquent and did many, many things I was not supposed to do. I was very manipulative and had many different faces. I drank and did drugs and witnessed many different things a young person should never have to see. I did believe in God but truly thought He had given up on me and therefore I did not like or respect Him.

Little did I know He had a plan for me.

One day, while drinking myself silly on my balcony with some friends, I heard an inner voice ask me "What the hell are you doing? You deserve so much better than this!" (I believe in treatment they call that a moment of clarity. ) Of course it didn't stop me from drinking that night but it did start a chain reaction of events that lead me to where I am today.

I did check myself into treatment not long after that event and I have been sober every since. That was on March 3, 2000.

Since that time I have graduated from college with a B.S. in Geography specializing in cultures. I have found the love of my life, Jeff, and we got married on May 27, 2006. Very soon after that we got pregnant (surprise!) and we had Gracie on March 17, 2007. We moved to SC in June of 2007 and we had our son, Donovan, on February 10, 2010.

I have been blessed in so many ways. I have the love of a good man, 2 beautiful children, the support and love of a wonderful family and amazing friendships that have lasted through good and bad. I know that God has a purpose for my life and I am so grateful that He has given me a second chance at living.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


My church, Quest United Methodist, will be starting some mission trips to Belize. We will be ministering to the communities through helping build schools, homes and churches. We will also be helping communities with medical needs. This is truly exciting time and I am very anxious to see how God is going to use us down in Belize.
I was very fortunate to give a presentation today at the church about the culture of Belize. Belize has been on my list of places I want to go and see before I die. With my passion for cultures you can imagine how excited I was to be able to do research and present my findings. I found so much useful information that I found myself not knowing where to begin. The only thing I was nervous about was giving too much information.
There was so much information about the history of the Maya people and all the immigrations that have taken place over time. With the Mayans, the Spaniards, the British, the Africans and the Caribs all finding a home in Belize it's no wonder the histories were full of richness, drama, and tragedy. After reading many articles, facts and statistics I have moved Belize up in my list of places to go.
I am bummed I will not be able to go in November with the church. Financially we are just not able to do the trip this year. We are hoping to go in April. I am still working out the child care situation. But I will continue to pray and I know when God feels that it is our turn to go, then will be able to go and serve in His name. Until then I will just continue to do any research that is required (or just for fun) and help in any other way that I can from Augusta, GA.

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