I am my husband's Sweetheart, my childrens' Mommy, a writer and seeker of creativity. I am a music lover, but I cannot carry a tune or move to a beat. I am a true introvert and prefer to be behind a screen or a book, but I am learing to expose myself more....still working on answering the phone or the doorbell. I am an orphan advocate, a lover of all things Africa, a coffee drinker, and a Jesus follower with a bleeding heart for the underdogs in this world. I think social justice matters, because people matter. Most importantly, I am daughter of the King, and I seek to live my life in a posture that reflects His Son.
I spend my days loving and teaching my children. Inside these four walls, I am raising children who will become men and women, who I pray will be great in the Kingdom. I love to create, and I fulfill this love by writing, cozying my home, cooking and baking, photographing the loves of my life, and looking for beauty in unexpected places.
I steal away moments with books and I have a penchant for words - they move me like nothing else, and I love a strong cup of Ethiopian coffee and conversations that can flow over a shared moment. I'm knee deep in planting a very different kind of church with my husband. We have no idea what we are doing, but we are desperately following the One Who does. I am passionate about orphans, orphan care, family reunification, adoption, poverty and justice, as I am learning the heart of the Father is for the "least of these". My life was changed the moment I was adopted into God's family, and I pray that is evident in everything I do and say. The Gospel and Jesus' Kingdom is the heartbeat of my life, and I am learning what it is to live in the posture of Jesus. I am an ordinary, shy, homemaker of a girl being stretched by her Creator as He writes an unfathomable story over my life. I am barely recognizing the face in the mirror these days, but I am so blessed. A Moment Cherished is my way of cherishing the every day moments - the here and now - and counting the blessings - the simple and the magnificent- while also speaking out for those who have no voice.
I do this all here and now.... because my life is just a vapor. I am only guaranteed this moment.