Besides being a wife and mother of two girls…I am also a Christ follower, writer, singer, songwriter, guitar player, book lover, scrapbooker, artist, copywriter, antique typewriter/book collector and coffee lover. I also enjoy a good tea party with my girls every now and then!
In 2009, my husband felt a “nudging” to give away his time as a graphic designer/programmer. He had worked in the techie field for over ten years and was working his way up in the corporate side of things as a Technical-Marketing Manager. But as he gave away his time, the nudging only got deeper. He started doing “pro-bono” websites for charities and churches and what followed was a string of events that can only be described as a complete “God thing.” In 2010, he turned down a lucrative job offer and just waited because he knew God wanted him in ministry somehow. A couple weeks later, he had an interview at our church and got the job as the Web Application Architect. He loves it! I sing on the worship team and serve in the bookstore when I can. Our church is a huge part of our lives. The people at The Crossing are family to us. It is hard to put into words what our church is like, you just need to visit it if you can. Or visit online at www.wcrossing.org You can also access the podcasts from this link!
I was diagnosed with Late Stage Lyme Disease in January 2012. I have gone through many different treatment options since then and I’m still fighting this debilitating illness. Some days it gets the best of me but thankfully I have some good days as well. I’m in a constant battle for a life with more good days than bad.
Couple things about this blog and where I’m “coming from” when I write:
This has been a favorite quote of mine since I can remember and it has always moved something in my spirit – it is how I feel about writing. “You want to know why and how I just began to write poetry – to answer this question, I should say I wanted to write poetry in the beginning because I had fallen in love with words… And as I read more and more, my love for the real life of words increased until I knew that I must live with them and in them always. I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else.” -Dylan Thomas
Why is my blog called “The World Can Wait?” I’m glad you asked! Well, I love the band Over the Rhine. Ever since hearing “Etcetera, Whatever” playing in the background at a friend’s house in 1996, I was hooked. I always seem to have one of their song lyrics stuck in my head at all times. “The World Can Wait” is a gorgeous song from this band and the phrase resonates with me as a wife and a mother – to slow down and make time for the little things. There are so many precious moments with my children I will never get back. The world can wait while I’m cuddling my girls, the dishes can stay dirty for a bit longer and the world will not end if I don’t vacuum today. Sometimes our busy schedules and the world wants to steal those sweet moments or those priceless memories from us. Go ahead, let the world wait. It won’t stop spinning.
I also love C.S. Lewis. I can’t wait to sit down and chat with him someday. His words and ideas were so profound. This has always been one of my favorite quotes of his. Be vulnerable. Love fully.