I was born and raised in the golden state of California. And I think that I always believed that I would live there for the rest of my life. And as I look back, I can see that my parents raised me with a desire to take risks, and the belief that I could be and do anything I wanted. So, the fact that I was willing to leave my home of 27 years and move half way across the country for the man I love, doesn’t really sound unreasonalble….considering my upbringing.
I always kid my dad when he starts missing me and remind him that I did exactly what he raised me to do, follow my dreams. So in 1995 I married the man of my dreams and moved to the great midwest. My “Man Of The North” as I like to refer to him is a strong, handsome, God-fearing man who loves his family and farming more than anything else here on earth. We currently reside on the cattle farm, managing the daily duties of raising kids and cattle.
When he is not busy with the cattle my husband spends much time with his father managing the turf grass operation as well. Yes, we grow Kentucky Bluegrass. In the summer months we are completely dedicated to the turf. This business was something I knew nothing about until I married Bryan and began getting more involved in the every day operations of the farm. For the most part, I spend most of my time taking care of cattle in the summer while Bryan works long days with the sod farm.
Within the first 5 years of our marriage we were blessed with the arrival of 3 beautiful children. Montana in 1998, Wyatt in 1999 and Wade in 2000. Needless to say I was very busy in one area for quite some time. During those first few years, I also started a business as a caterer with the sole intent of creating extra income for my family so that I could stay home with the kids. Little did I know that another blessing would arrive without warning in 2007 (Wynn) and change everything.
Although my intentions were pure, my business quickly grew and became a beast I could no longer tame. In the end of 2010 I closed my business and made the move home to recommit to my children and husband. This shift in my life is why I started this blog. I am passionate about many things concerning motherhood, faith and life as a result of my past experiences. I am hopeful to engage many in an exchange of thoughts and ideas about life as a women in 2010.
In addition to raising children God has given me a heart for women and the struggles they go through each and every day. In the past few years He has opened doors for me to speak in churches and business venues all over the state, encouraging them about who they are how the Lord sees them. In God’s Image Ministry, has been a great addition to my life and allows me to serve other women which is a true desire of my heart.