Growing up, I reveled in reading in writing. I’ve been “writing” in my head for as long as I can remember, and I started my writing “career” at age 9 when I wrote, edited and “published” (on my parents’ home copying machine) a neighborhood newspaper.
I went on to study journalism, Spanish and English at Gardner-Webb University, where I graduated in 2003. Over the next 5 years, I spent time as a missionary (to Costa Rica and later Canada), writer, English and ESL teacher and Spanish interpreter.
I married my husband in 2005.
And in 2008…I became a mom.
Motherhood has been by far the most challenging of all the roles God has given me. But it’s by far one of the most important (along with being a wife).
Long ago, I felt called to ministry.
And the Lord is showing me everyday that motherhood is that ministry–for now at least. I want to take full advantage of this season that will pass all too soon!
So in 2011, I started this blog. I continue to write weekly for Carolina Weekly newspaper group, which runs 7 local papers in the greater Charlotte, N.C. area. I write mostly human interest and faith stories as well as a Motherhood column twice per month.
I’m a 30-year-old stay-at-home wife and mother and freelance writer who’s hopelessly flawed on my own but redeemed by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I’m a work in progress: the same God who created me in my mother’s womb is still weaving and spinning to make me who He wants me to be.
And I believe He’s doing the same with YOU (whether you know it or not!).
I’d love to hear how God is working in your life and how He’s brought you to where you are today.
Send me an e-mail at thehumbledhomemaker at gmail dot com.