Somewhere along the way, like many women, I bought into the lie that we have to do it all on our own. We really need to get over that!
Our motto here is:
Life is hard. God is good. We need each other.
You don’t have to do it alone, and you are welcome here…especially if you are unfinished like me. Flawed? No problem. In fact, that’s perfect. Grace is one of my favorite words.
Hello, I’m Susan, and I’m imperfect.
I grew up in Minnesota, but spent almost 10 years in Georgia in college and after. During that time I fulfilled my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.
In 1999, while we were expecting our first son, my husband looked at me and said, “We should move to Minnesota.” This from the Louisiana native who thrives in the heat. We made the move and, aside from once a year in the real thick of winter, we’ve never regretted it.
My family of 4 has grown to 6 recently as both of our boys have gotten married in the past year. Having girls in the family is just the best! And my husband, Greg, and I are kind of loving the ‘empty nest‘ phase of life. We play more games than the average family, have a giant toddler-dog named Fitzgerald, love a good analogy … and we laugh. A lot.
My boys attended a local charter school until they were in 3rd and 5th grades. Although a great fit until then, we decided to homeschool, and never looked back. Best decision we ever made.
Friends, I get that marriage can be hard. People can be downright awful. And you can feel buried by any number of things. But I also have felt the balm of kindness and the strength of holding on when you can’t see the light for yourself. And we need each other for that.
I hope you’ll enjoy spending time here. I hope we can grow together.
Two things I want you to know:
1. Disagreement is okay!
If you’re looking for someone that you will agree with completely on every issue, I’m confident you’ll find something, sometime to disagree with me on. (And frankly, if that’s a concern, you might want to stay off the internet all together). 😉
Bottom line: You are welcome here even if we see the world differently!
2. If you’re here, I’m praying for you.
Thanks for stopping by!
I’d love it if you’d drop your info below so we can stay in touch via email!
I should be honest here and tell you that in the blogging world, I’m kind of a big failure in this area. All the advice says to send tons of emails, use tactics like sending the “oops I forgot to include a link in that last email, here’s 10 more” emails, and essentially bombard people with more of me. I hate being on the receiving end of that, so I refuse to do it to you.
For me that means I may miss out on some clicks, but I can sleep at night because I know I’m treating you the way I want to be treated.
For you, I hope it means that you’ll smile when you see a note from me in your inbox.
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