I like to practice starting my day in His Word but sometimes life happens and I find myself just chatting with Him as the unexpected unfolds...this has taken practice, lots of practice. Just like any friendship, it takes time to develop. I don't want to miss where we're going together throughout the day. I actively work at keeping flexibility in our time and activities to be avilable for my family, and making our house a peaceful, comfortable place to be.
I'm married to a Techno-Jock, he's amazing at fixing things when they break...I'm good at seeing where they might break and trying to prevent it. We've got a good thing going. Our four fledglings and their various quirks keep us busy, more so the older they get...our oldest will soon test her wings and we do not lament an empty nest down the road because we are teaching them with His daily grace... to fly.
I like lists. I like to follow rules, and get results. I like to run my lists by my friend DW and hear her chuckle at me, she is a fabulous creativity sounding board and her tastes can be trusted. Being creative teaches me about the Holy Spirit, letting go and not trying so hard. I will spend more time pouring over a color scheme than crocheting a hat or sewing a wallet...but REALLY enjoy putting a checkmark beside a project when it's complete. Yeah, God's working on some of these things...but I wouldn't have it any other way...what a ride! Oh, and one more thing...I really don't enjoy writing so you all must be pretty special...and now I will put a checkmark that this little blog post is completed and go make something pretty...;)
The first thing you should know is that I love Jesus. The second thing is that I am imperfect. I screw up everyday, multiple times a day. I mess up my priorities. I speak unkindly to my children when I get frustrated. My list of failures could go on and on. My saving grace (literally) is Jesus. His sweet grace is the only reason I can exist in a peaceful, joyful way. I am daily humbled by this gift and His love for me. I want everyone to know this unconditional love and grace that I have found. God has asked His followers to act as His hands and feet on this earth, meeting physical and emotional needs of others with our actions, so that they might be drawn to a relationship with Him. I am honored to play a part in His work.
Daily, I get the privilege of loving my husband, Doc. We are two halves of a whole. We are very different and yet, there is no doubt in my mind that we were meant to be. He is strong where I am weak and vice versa. I always tell him that he is like wine...he gets better with age! We also have four children that I love more than I knew was possible (and who are responsible for great growth in patience and grace in my character.) You can read more about us over at my personal blog, The Unconventional Doctor's Wife.
Day to day, I enjoy hanging out with my extended family and friends (especially Birdie), traveling, crafting, blogging, and going out on dates with my hubby. I drink coffee like there's no tomorrow. I have a habit of cleaning out my car when life feels out of control (so I have one area of order). I would cut my hair super short if one of my ears didn't stick out and I start to feel claustrophobic when I can't see the horizon for an extended period of time (that's what happens when you grow up on the plains of Kansas!)