Me & My Nest
I am a pastor’s wife and nurse who mostly stays home to homeschool my little ones. I lead the children’s ministry and a women’s ministry at our church. I also run a little shop on Instagram called “Happy Hen Vintage Shop.” Go check it out!
I have three little darlings. Two boys, 9 and 6, and one little girl who is 4. My hubby and I have been married for over 12 years. He is a seminary graduate, pastor of Hamilton Life Church in Chattanooga and city boy married to a semi-country girl. We live happily somewhere in the middle.
Home + School
I grown to love homeschooling my children. I said I’d never do it and here I am, eating my words. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way! They flourish and I love the time I have with them. I am honored with the opportunity to mold their little hearts & minds. With God’s help, I am growing fantastic, brilliant little people that will someday become awesome adults who love their creator! I’m learning that homeschooling is just as much about character building as it is about learning. I predominantly follow the classical curriculum suggestions of The Well Trained Mind.
God & I
I am absolutely passionate about God. He is the center of my life. Every decision I make comes back to Him and where He is leading me. I believe in miracles. I believe His presence dwells within me and all around speaking in different ways. I believe He answers prayers and loves us. I believe He is good and has our best interest in mind. I believe He sent Jesus Christ to be our savior.
Vintage things make me happy. I love rummaging through junk stores and estate sales to find beautiful treasures. My home is filled with a lot of old-fashioned love that once belonged to someone else. Those things are all about the people who made them or treasured them and we continue on, loving them just the same.
I love poetry, heartfelt stories and classic literature. Seeing my kids, cuddled up with a book in their hands, amused by the stories of Narnia, Green Gables or 10,000 Leagues under the Sea, makes my heart skip a beat!
However, nature is my true medicine. It revives my creativity and enthusiasm. It reminds me how close we are to God, living within his creation.
Farm & Garden
I’ve been gardening organically for a long time on a half acre in the city. My garden spot is ridiculously large (for such a small yard) and produces more food than my little family can consume. It is so much fun to watch my kids take their little baskets out to the garden to gather food. I’ve had backyard chickens, ducks, and a mini pig. Currently though, I’m sporting only a puppy and a kitten. Sounds quite boring and normal, right? I’d like to have a real farm someday but we will have to see where our future leads us!
That just about sums it up. Thanks for visiting!