Welcome to my corner of the world. This blog was born out of immense grief and an urgent need to tell my story after I lost my husband, Chris, in a car accident at just 26 years old. In the years since, I’ve kept stringing the words together through great struggles and through great joys.
After several years, I found my heart stretched by a man who made me smile again. I married him, we had a baby, and now life looks school homework, dirty diapers, good books, lots of prayer, and wine with beautiful friends.
I’m also a little bit in love with Jesus. 10 years ago, I would have cringed at that sentence, but death has a talent for turning your world upside down. And Chris died, I discovered that my tidy empirical world was limited. Things like love, faith, and mystery suddenly didn’t fit into my preexisting framework. And it was this realization that led me to God. And I haven’t looked back.
One more thing. The biggest secret I uncovered in these last few years is this: When your world comes crashing down around you, you feel like you’re the only one. And I want to say that this is never true. Don’t believe it. Find a story to believe in and keep pushing forward.
I’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to send me a message.