This is a lifestyle blog about marriage, parenting, homemaking, and God. It’s also my public online journal, where I share everything and anything I’m thinking about. And finally, it’s a place where I can share both my journey in life and my writing.
My name is Heather, by the way. I want to say straight away that I am not perfect, and I don’t know it all. Quite the contrary, I assure you that I am a perfectly flawed individual with relatively little life experience. I’m no expert on marriage or parenting; I’ve only been married for six years and a parent for three. But in both arenas, and in life in general, I strive to pursue God’s best for me by following Jesus and living with joy.
That’s not to say that I don’t expect or haven’t experienced plenty of trials along the way in this journey of life. My husband and I are quite certain that marriage and raising our family will continue to push us and challenge us as individuals and as a couple. But no matter what, we will get through life together. We will do this with the help of our God, who is the only reason life and love exist in the first place. With His help, we will strive to stay in a happy and fulfilling marriage for as long as we both shall live, and raise children who reflect and glorify him.
I hope you can learn something from my experiences, that you find encouragement, new insights, and even humor. I also hope that my words lead you closer to God— maybe that means you become stronger in your relationship with Jesus, or maybe it just means that you see Christianity in a new way. Either way, I hope that my writing can be useful to you in some way.
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More about me…
I am 24 years old. I was married to my amazing husband, Cory, when we were both 19, on August 21, 2011. We met in high school when I was 15 years old, and became best friends who fell in love. Each day that we have spent together has been precious to me. I love being married and sharing this life with my wonderful husband!
We have one baby in Heaven named Sam, who we lost early in pregnancy in 2013. We miss him and can’t wait to meet him one day.
We welcomed our firstborn son into the world in October 2014. His name is Cody, and I adore him. He is the most precious treasure in the entire world to me. He is also a high-need toddler who demands a great deal from me and Cory, and helps me grow in patience every day. It is a joy and a rewarding challenge to spend my days taking care of him. Watching Cory grow as a father, and an amazing one at that, has been absolutely thrilling.
Sometime in August or early September 2017, we will welcome our first daughter into the world! Her name is Abigail, and we can’t wait to meet her.
We hope and plan to have more children, through adoption. Adoption has always been a dream Cory and I have had for the future, and we’re excited to see where that leads us. We’re thinking of having a total of 3 to 5 kids, but we’ll see! Only God knows his plans for us, and we’re happy to be along for the ride.
Our little family also consists of three dogs and one cat. Our dogs are large, medium, and small– Marley, Sky, and Lila respectively. Our cat is Luna. We all live together in Riverside County, California.
My life is centered around Jesus. He is the only thing that can really be there, at the center, without me falling apart. I need him, and I love him, and lucky for me, he loves me even more and–BONUS!–he never fails me. I do my best to follow his example by loving God and loving others. I want you to know that God loves you so much, too! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you’d like to know more about that.
I’m a wife, stay-at-home mom, homemaker, writer, birth educator, Hypnobabies Instructor, and a Christian Life Coach. I also like to teach, especially math– a passion which I use as a math tutor, when jobs come my way. One day I hope to pursue a career teaching Junior High School Algebra. But for now, I have plenty else to do. I plan to homeschool my children as well, when the time comes.
I try to do the things I love without doing too much! I am an active volunteer in our church’s nursery, and I enjoy reading, food, and television. I’m also a writer– I’m currently working on several e-books, and I enjoy writing fiction in my free time. Occasionally I enjoy painting, but it usually happens in phases, and right now my attention is elsewhere.
I’ve started a business called Mindful Birthing, which I use to educate others about pregnancy, birth, and early parenting. Soon, I will be using this business to help families prepare for birth through the Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis program.
I am also a Christian Life Coach, focusing on helping mothers transition into new phases with their growing families. I hope to one day integrate Hypnotherapy into my life coaching practice as well.
As you can see, I have a lot of passions! I love my life right now, messy and full of challenges as it is. God has been so good to me.
A little bit of background about my spiritual journey:
I was raised in a Christian home, and I first gave my life to Jesus when I was about 10 years old. When I turned 18, I rededicated my life to Him after spending several years with Him on the back burner. These days, I rely on God for so much—I can’t imagine trying to go through life without him! While I’m human, I will probably always have doubts, but I’ve learned to accept that as a part of what it means to choose to have faith.
If I could only share one thought with you, it would be this: God is so, so good! He loves you. He is love. And he is everything you need. My greatest aspiration in life is to reflect that truth.
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