I was born in Texas, moved to Germany, and settled in Idaho. I lived with my mom and dad until their divorce. My dad was in and out of my life. I knew he loved me, but just couldn't stay put in one place, moving often. He married a woman when I was 10 and my little brother was born afterwards, much to my delight. I always have loved kids, especially babies.
I lived with my mom and older brother, and my mom worked so hard to care and provide for us as a single mom. We went to church but didn't talk much about Jesus at home, and I don't remember praying as a family ever.
After my mom got remarried, I went to high school and was a cheerleader. I struggled with my weight and with an eating disorder for two years. I struggled with insecurity and never felt enough. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, etc. I didn't walk with The Lord for a few years and it wasn't until I was in my early twenties I learned a life changing truth: God wasn't mad at me. I learned God was a God of grace.
God blessed me by bringing my wonderful boyfriend into my life in June of 2012 as well as a wonderful group of girl friends I had been praying for. Also in 2012 I landed a job in Human Resources and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and have had my faith tested and grown as I learned to lean on God and shine his light in the midst of my circumstances.