I’m so glad you found me and my family. I live in Colorado Springs with my husband of 27 years and have three children; two sons (one residing in heaven) and one adopted daughter from foster care two weeks before she turned 18.
I’m excited to meet you and share our journey together. All my life people have mattered to me. I have constantly found myself in positions of finding ways to challenge others and encourage them to be willing to do the difficult and find the peace and joy that each of us longs for. Because of this deep desire I have found myself serving in many capacities throughout California and Colorado; Women’s Ministry Director, Vacation Bible School Director, and MOPS Coordinator, CASA Volunteer, Foster Care, Adoption, Lay Counseling.
I am currently the Director of the Joel Home, a home for boys that have aged out of foster care. I look at that list and think, “How did that happen?” I never really set out to do any of them. Truth is, I have simply followed the steps that God set before me.
The Life Changing Moment
In 2012 the climbing death of my 20 year old son, Ryan, catapulted me into a deep journey with God that I could not have predicted or scripted. I was forced to do the most difficult thing I had ever done and search for peace and joy when my heart was shattered to pieces. The day after Ryan died I realized that I had two choices; look for God in the pain or create a heart of bitterness and anger. I chose to gather up my pain and look for God, and found him.
My life has become a living testimony!
In every step and at every corner, as I chose Him in the journey, I found him. Because of this choice, I have become completely fearless and absurdly at peace. For reals! I’m not just saying that to get you to read my blog.
My life has become a living testimony to the power of choosing God. This blog is a reflection of my journey. My initial blog was ToMakeItWorthThePain. I started it the day after Ryan died. After a while I didn’t want to stay stuck on the tragedy but rather move into my reality; that my life was now that of a misfit, MyLifeAsAMisfit. I have now combined all blogs into this one blog; a one stop shop of my journey.