Hi, I’m Hope. Some words that describe me are wife, Momma, student, teacher, and writer. Those are roles I fill, but I am defined by the tender mercies of my Jesus. Through Him, I am redeemed, blood-bought, forgiven, and loved.
I am inspired by words, books, art, beautiful flowers, and life-long friends. I enjoy sitting on the porch swing while sipping coffee with a friend. I’m far from perfect, but strive each day to become more Christ-like in everything I do.
The Serious Me
That first picture you see on the right? That’s the serious me. When I’m serious I’m a good listener and try to encourage you to see the best in yourself. The serious me is responsible and sort of a no-nonsense lady, who likes routines, schedules, and pre-planning. But there is another side to me not many people get to see.
The Silly Me
When I’m serious, I’m usually very serious. And when I’m silly…I’m really goofy.
Most people only know me as being a quiet, reserved person who (generally) minds her own business. But the silly side of me loves to have fun and laugh.
My sister, Crystal, is one of the few people who always sees my silly side. For some reason, we tend to get really silly together in public, pictures-proof (below):
And we thought we were so funny…
Life is serious enough…sometimes you just gotta get crazy-silly and have fun!
Family & Life
I am married to an incredibly supportive man, Robert. He’s been my rock through hard times. I can’t imagine life without him. He’s a wonderful Daddy to our children. We’ve been through a lot together and I look forward to many more years with him.
I am Momma to two wonderful children.
I’m currently enrolled at WGU, where I am studying to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
Why Mending Hope?
Not so long ago, I reached a point in my life where I felt totally hopeless. I felt as though life was a joke and pointless. I struggled to find meaning in everyday life. Depression and oppression blanketed me, like a sticky web I could not break free from.
I questioned God. My faith was shaken and depleted. Yet, through it all, I continued to pray and ask God to help my unbelief. Despite the utter sense of hopelessness overwhelming me, at my very core, I believed God had a plan.
I know there are many more Christian women and mothers out there going through this very thing. Unfortunately, without spiritual depth, understanding and guidance, it is easy to become lost in this whirlwind of despair.
Through Mending Hope, I will share from my own experiences and, with God’s direction, encourage you to hold fast to the faith, even when it seems like all hope is gone and God is nowhere to be found.