"My story bears too much heartache to be ignored and too much beauty to be hidden."
- Dr. Dan Allender
For a girl who loves stories, I have struggled to make sense of my own or of my own place in it. I met my husband in college and teased him about his cowboy boots and love for Ronald Reagan. I knew from the beginning he wanted to be in the Navy.
I didn’t realize how much of our marriage we would navigate while he was circumnavigating the globe on an aircraft carrier. I didn’t expect the adventures we would have when he was home—or the ones I would eventually become brave enough to take on without him when he was underway. I didn’t expect that we would also face cancer and loss, or that we would dive head first into home schooling our daughters.
All of these are part of my story, but as I have grown into it I’ve also come to treasure digging into the story of others. Blogging for Her War Her Voice, interacting on our social media channels, and leading retreats for HWHV and Courage Beyond has given me the immense privilege of doing just that.
I do love stories.
I also love being barefoot in green grass, the show West Wing, chocolate and my family.