I am the baby born in Kentucky to a seminary student
and high school teacher & coach
Who almost lost me to pneumonia at age two.
I am the child who played Wonder Woman, detective, sports, and dolls.
Who loved to put on shows with my brother and cousins
and loved to run through sprinklers and make mudpies-for real!
Who stored notes from my brother in my treasure box.
Who dreamed of being an ice skater like Dorothy Hamill
and never thought she would actually get to be in a movie.
I am the teenager who liked hanging out with my family.
Who wore parachute pants and jelly shoes and
loved my youth group and hated cliques in school.
Who dreamed of making an impact and knew she would be in ministry.
I am the woman who loved the college experience, playing volleyball,
and building relationships of depth.
Who loves my Savior and my family
and my ministry to college students.
I am the mother who loves reading to my kids and
whose moments of perfect bliss come when I get to cuddle
with my kids after their bath with freshly shampooed hair.
I am the teacher who loves schedules and
avoids (okay- procrastinates) things that bore me.
I am the woman who reflects and plans and obsesses, at times.
I am the person who desires change and growth
and then encounters frustrating bumps along the way.
I am the woman who still loves autumn days & summer evenings,
staring at the ocean, and the smell of rain and books.
Who still longs to learn at the feet of my Savior.
I am the person who dreams of walking on the beach with my husband
on our 50 year anniversary and living with purpose and without regret.
I am grateful for my spiritual heritage and grace.
And I am the woman who hopes that her children
will rise up and call her blessed.