About Me


Hi!

Just who is the woman behind A Mother’s Heritage?

Well, let me tell you right off the bat, what I am not…

I rarely bake my own bread, do not have a beautiful flower garden, my children do not all play the violin, and I do not have it “all together”. In fact, (shhh) I absolutely refuse to follow Flylady’s “wear your shoes” rule. 🙂 Rather, I am a struggling sinner, who looks to the Lord whose mercies are new every morning.  I have suffered from depression, am not a morning person (really, not a morning person) and have been known to have a huge bag of unmatched socks in my closet. I am in the journey right along with other moms of many. I am an ordinary mom, but have an extraordinary God!

This is not a supermom blog. This is a not a blog of a perfect mother with a perfect family.  If that is what you are looking for then you will be sorely disappointed.

So that’s what I’m not.  Here is what I am…

I am a blessed wife to an amazing husband. The Lord gave us an amazing courtship and we have been married for 16 years. Our family has grown to 7 children (ages 13 down to a newborn). We also have four little ones waiting for us in heaven, whom the Lord chose to take to be with him, from my womb.

I am a second generation homeschooler and we are daily seeking to instill in our children the truths that the Lord has shown us. Our days are filled with lots of busy moments and yes, I do have my hands full…but my heart is full as well.

I used to think years ago that I knew all there was to know about being a wife and mom, about being a godly woman…that was before I had a husband and children. In fact, I could have written books on the subject and counseled others, when I had yet to walk in it. Then the Lord took me down his school of humiliation. And after many years, I see more and more how little I do know. I used the think the Lord would be glorified through my “perfect world”. Now, I see his strength is made perfect in my weakness. He is pleased to use the foolish ones. It is in leaning and trusting..in the struggle of life with eyes of faith upon him, that he uses his people.

I am quickly entering the time where I realize that I am more and more the “older woman”. It is my prayer through this blog that many other sisters will receive a blessing through the things I share and even through my mistakes and struggles. On this blog we will discuss many things. From homebirth to potty training, miscarriage to depression, homeschooling and schedules to being a Prov. 31 woman. I would like to share scripture passages that bless me and quotes from godly ones of old that have encouraged my heart. I would love for you to share in the little moments of joy, laughter and even tears in our family. And I want to hear from you, my readers. Let’s be a blessing to each other as we are on this journey called life. May we be as in Pilgrim’s Progress, and help each other along, with edifying conversation… as we walk and sometimes limp along the path that leads to life.

So come join me…

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10 responses to “About Me

  1. Now I like you even more… 🙂
    Thank you for being real.

  2. LOL! Thanks Kara! Good to “meet” you! I look forward to getting to know you better.

  3. Love this! I think we have a lot in common 🙂 I don’t bake my own bread very often and when I do, I use my bread machine. I cannot for the life of me make a decent flower garden and I LIVE in barefeet! All this and I’m a conservative Mennonite 🙂
    I’m adding you to my reader and look forward to reading more!

  4. I found your blog from Generation Cedar and I have to say-I LOVE your honesty! (And I’ve really enjoyed looking through your posts!)

  5. I am so blessed to have found you today. You are not what I am not either. 🙂 (Though I must confess, two of my daughters enjoy making bread on occasion). I too am an ordinary mom (saved by grace from a terrible previous existence) with a lot of children (ten here; six in heaven), who is not perfect. Definitely not perfect. Ahh…kindred spirits. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  6. This is beautiful, Jenny! I can relate to your description of yourself so much! Before I married and had children I thought I knew so much about marriage and motherhood. The Lord had to bring me down quite a few notches to help me to love others and give them grace. It has been such a painful journey.

    So thankful for His grace,
    Joy

  7. It is very nice to meet you. I enjoyed the visit very much. You have such a gracious way of writing. Congratulations on your new blessing! He is beautiful~ God bless your family.
    Tamara

  8. Hello from another work in progress. I have linked here today from Virginia is for Huguenots.

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