I recall back in college praying about becoming a missionary. I told God I would willingly forgo a family for Him.

That wasn’t His plan!

My husband John and I married right after he graduated college. God used John to inject some much-needed humor into my serious life! Besides keeping me laughing, he pulls me away from the pen and into the great outdoors. We love history and traveling together.

I am the blessed mom of three daughters. God knew we needed each and every one to grow us into who we are today. Some of my favorite moments with my girls include deep conversations during “laundry folding parties,” binge baking while rocking to Christian radio, and creating beauty together through gardening, painting, and gourmet cooking.

I am so deeply blessed to be surrounded by these wonderful people. I didn’t need to forgo a family in order to be a missionary!