History

Ya’ll,

I thought maybe it’d be a good idea to write a little backstory, so that we can get to know each other a little better.

I grew up in the capital city of Mississippi. I’m a super proud Southerner, for sure! Say what ya like, but the folks I’ve known and gotten to know from my home state, have been some of the kindest, most welcoming folks I’ve ever known! We love swings, front porches, and lemonade. We love a good grocery store conversation with a total stranger. Most Southerners love sweet tea… I am not one of those folks. Cucumber water is where it’s at.

When hurricane Katrina blew across our state, she left so much devastation and sadness. Yet oddly enough, thanks to Katrina, I met my lifelong people. A friend of mine and I got uber bored… there’s not much to do when electricity is out, and gas stations are out of gas. So, we walked to church. Thanks to this bored friend of mine and our walk to church, I was introduced to the boy I would marry nine years later! I also met the man who would quickly become my Jesus mentor. He let God work through him to help me conquer my own demons. This church brought me to so many wonderful people, times, and places!  I’ve nearly driven to every state in America for missions and church spring break trips! Traveling is my favorite.

We were married in 2014! The best day EVER. The Lord established our relationship, let us go our separate ways during college, and brought us back together. Our first year, was the TOUGHEST. Seriously. He was in an awful car accident four months into our first year. It was a long struggle of pain, of healing, and growing. God healed Will quickly; a broken sternum is NO joke, ya’ll. We leaned heavily on the Lord, our friends, and our family to help us get through that period of life.

Will has ALWAYS known what his calling in life is, to be a doctor. Me on the other hand, I love to help others in times of struggle, to share in their times of joy and laughter. I taught for a few years, and soon realized that wasn’t the way to go. Sorry I abandoned ship,  teacher friends! Ya’ll, the passionate teachers are without a doubt society’s heroes. I have helped folks find their first homes, and that was SO fun. I’ve worked at a bank, an insurance company, and quite a few other places. Yet still, I have not a clue as to what I’m to do with my whole life. I’m sure God will tell me eventually. Until He tells me how to combine everything into one profession, I’ll continue to help Will get through this med school madness… med school is INSANELY hard, ya’ll. I’ll continue to help whomever is placed in my path to the best of my abilities.  Those who know their calling without a doubt and go for it wholeheartedly, are people I envy! Envy’s a sin, yes I know. We all have our faults.

Now, here we are, living on an island in the Caribbean, trudging through med school. Lord help us. I thought grad school was enough work. Doctors go through the toughest training. Sometimes, Will doesn’t exist much, but it’s totally worth it to see his smile and watch him light up as he tells me what he’s learning. Lord have mercy, I love him so. We’ve almost been on the island for one year. Time flies, when your head is down and ya only look up for three weeks every four months! That’s how that saying goes, right? Semesters here are weird.

That’s our background, the shortest version imaginable, anyways! The breeze is blowing, and it’s semi cloudy here. Thank goodness. Till next time!

First Blog Post Ever

Ya’ll,

This blog has been a thought of mine for quite some time now. A dear friend of mine, who’s my God-sent sister, inspires me daily. We pray over each other daily; we walk this life together, even though we are now oceans apart. Our thoughts, aches, and worries over the world’s heaviness inspired me to write this blog.

Life is hard. Especially in this day. Relationships are hard; this society doesn’t think too kindly of strong, God-centered relationships. Even if God isn’t in your life, relationships of all sorts are still hard with all of the craziness bombarding everyone, always. This blog, I hope, will help you see and to know that relationships don’t need to be as complicated as we make them. There’s adventure, and a freedom in a relationship that is intentional, fought for, and prayed over.

Moving to the Caribbean; leaving home, friends, family, and our familiar surroundings of stability was probably the MOST difficult thing I have ever done in my whole life. But I really would not trade the decision to jump into a new life for all of the coffee in the world. I’ve learned so much about marriage, friendships, courage, and contentment in a life of chaos, loneliness, darkness, and wonder. Will and I are so thankful for each other, and for each person the Lord has put in our paths. HOWEVER, if my dog brings in one more tick from the glorious island surroundings, I may run to the airport.

Ya’ll. Let me just tell you. I am not going to force my faith in God down your throats, but He is my Rock, my Guide, and my Source of Everything. He is intertwined in every thought, decision, and action. So, my love for Him, and His for us, will be intertwined in most posts, if not all.

I also really have no idea what I am doing. Blogging is a whole new world for me, for sure. I’ve researched a LOT, and I still wonder if this was too much of a crazy undertaking for this Southern girl who loves simplicity! So, we’ll walk this journey of learning to blog, of remembering God’s promises for relationships and life, and of learning that a life filled with adventure and love and goodness isn’t all that difficult to obtain… all we must do is jump and have confidence that we’ll land on our feet!