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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I love music! It is an amazing thing. It has the ability to move me in so many ways. Such a range of emotions I can experience by listening to just one song. Music has the uncanny ability to make me laugh, cry, remember, forget, think, give me strength or make me weak.
Lately I have been mostly listening to Christian contemporary. I love when I get in the car and listen to music I have never really heard before and I feel better about my day. Even after only listening to 2 songs on the radio. Or even better, I
know the song cause we sing it in church and
I can sing along! Now I am not the best singer but in my car I ROCK!
But what truly makes my heart smile is when I am in the car with Gracie and I hear "How Great is Our God" coming from the back seat. She may not know all the words to the song but she gets the most important part of the song out. She may not be able to carry a tune (bless her little heart) but to me she has the voice of an angel!
I just love music! And my little girl!

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