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Once upon a time, I was a princess.
Once upon a time, I was a sinner. a sweetheart, girl-next-door, wanna get-married-and-have-lots-of-babies-when-I-grow-up, sinner. 😉 God got ahold of me at the tail-end of my senior year in high school, and then, I became a princess. His princess. From there, I took my tushie down to Pensacola, Florida, where I lived for three years on the gulf shore, meeting the best friends known to man and lovin’ Jesus at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, where I earned my Associates in Christian Ministry. It was one of the best times of my life – so much growth…so much stretching as a person, a woman, a christian, a grown-up…
In 2003, I moved back to my northern hometown, where I reconnected with my sixth grade sweetheart. We dated for five long years. Good things come to those who wait, right? We were married in May of 2008 in one of the most precious ceremonies ever. No bias there. It truly was heavenly.
Shortly after getting hitched to the mister, I graduated from a local university with a degree in elementary education. I love kids, and I love sharing my passion for learning and discovering new things with eager little minds. There is nothing better as an educator than watching a little one evolve into the healthy, confident, compassionate, and curious citizen…a future world-changer…a difference-maker… I’d like to think my short time as a teacher was well-spent making ‘ripples in the pond’ of eternity.
mommyhood and why i write:
I became a mommy in December 2009 to our first, gorgeous daughter, Ava Lee. Then, in August 2010, I miscarried our second baby, our heaven baby, EJ. But God redeemed that sad time in our lives and gave us the ever-adorable Isla Rae in July 2011. After Isla’s arrival, I became a stay-at-home / work-at-home mama. In May 2013, we welcomed our ‘grand finale’ child, Eden Grace (or so we thought! lol). Just 21 months later, in February 2015, we had the joy of becoming the parents of yet another daughter, Miriam “Miri” Jane. Being a mom is more wonderful than I could have ever imagined. I love these little people with every fiber of my being. They are also the reason I even started this blog. I simply wanted to write about my days as their mommy. Since then, it has evolved into something more, and for that, I am so grateful. I like that in a way, I am giving them a piece of me through these written words. Like a journal, they will hopefully be able to look back at my writings and realize that, through them, they will always have a piece of me, my voice, and my heart.
Here you’ll find a lot of God-talk, because that’s what I do and what we’re about over here at Klover House. I believe that first and foremost, this blog is a ministry. My ministry. To my family and to anyone who stops by. Otherwise, it would be useless. Some things you’ll notice…I didn’t bother capitalizing a whole lot, because I’m a lazy typer. True story. Well, sort of. It has more to do with a pest called Sjogrens… You’ll also notice that I’m kind of a dork. Another true story. But I hope what you pick up on the most is that I write about what I love. Always. This blog is always transparent and often a bit vulnerable. Oh yeah, and middle names are not wasted in this family. 😉
I hope you enjoy what you find here. Feel free to leave me all kinds of *appropriate* feedback. Your comments and interaction fill my love tank! And if you’d like to know where the name, Klover House, originated, take a peek over here! Happy reading, friend!