I’m so glad you’re here! Grab a cup of coffee and relax while we visit.
In March, 2016, my husband died after a long, terrible, debilitating illness. His neurological disease took a once healthy, strong and charismatic young husband and father and slowly stole everything from him except his faith in God and his love for his family. Before his death, my entire life revolved around caring for him and our children. He was my greatest gift, my best friend, and my emotional, financial and spiritual support – but now he’s gone. We were a homeschooling family who honestly enjoyed being together every day. I know. Crazy, right? So much has changed since then… in fact, everything has changed.
That same year, my kids headed off to public school. Lolo hopped on a bus to Middle School, Gman went off to 3rd grade and Beanie finished up her last semester of college. They are scared, excited, sad and nervous.
And then there’s me. The first day of school I found myself in an empty and quiet house. The silence was deafening and my heart was lonely. I’m faced with the brutal uncertainty of what’s next in my life. My job description reads past tense: Former wife, caregiver and homeschooler. I don’t have a clue what the next chapter is for me. I am afraid, lack confidence and just want my old life back. This website marks the beginning in my journey to figuring out what’s next.
Would you like to follow along? This is an invitation to join my family as we try to put one foot in front of the other, seeking God’s plan for our lives, searching out His purpose for the days ahead. I pray the sharing of our truth encourages you where you need it most. Sometimes it’s sure to be funny, sometimes it will be sad. Sometimes it will be ugly and sometimes beautiful. It will be our honest, raw and authentic account of our new life. And you can be sure that there will be “Extra Grace Required.”