In 2003, I married my best friend, Aaron, who I met in high school. We have two sweet daughters – Emily (13) and Lauren (4), and a rambunctious yellow lab – Raleigh. We currently live in Gilbert, but have called much of the United States home over the past 10 years, including Michigan (no thanks!), North Carolina and Oregon. It’s safe to say that we made it back to our home state of Arizona and are here to stay forever… Unless of course the Lord calls us to Hawaii.
As far as my story goes… I grew up in the church, attended Christian schools, and yet had no love for the Lord or realization of my need for Christ and His work. To anyone looking in, my life looked like one of a Christian woman, but my heart was prideful and rebellious and far from Him. After Aaron and I were married, and had our first daughter Emily in 2004, I chose to stop living my so-called-Christian-life. I was done with being told what to do and how to live, and I purposefully walked away from church, Christian friends, my husband and certainly the Lord. Thankfully, in His extreme mercy, Christ seeks out lost sheep. He did not leave me in my sin and darkness and rebellion, but after hitting rock bottom in July 2007, He saved me. He revealed to me the depths of my sin, I repented, He forgave me and saved me to life. God graciously restored my marriage and though life has been anything but easy these past 11 years with multiple miscarriages, surgeries, cross country moves and more, the Lord has been faithful to me. “For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.” Psalm 56:13. I hope that my story can be used to encourage others that the Lord is the giver of life, and is so ready and willing to forgive and restore His lost sheep.
I’m my spare time you’ll find me enjoying my kiddos, working on DIY home projects, cross fitting and weightlifting, exploring the great outdoors, and hitting the trails with my husband. I’m passionate about serving God through loving others and living life to the fullest!