"The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps."
Step by step, the Lord directed my path; moment by moment, He changed my heart. With a still small voice, He called me, and I abandoned it all for the sake of the call.
Sixteen years ago, in September of 1992, I got married instead of going to Law School. One month later, I got pregnant. I had 4 kids in 5 1/2 years: one boy and three girls who are now 15, 13, 11, and 9 1/2. Their names all begin with E, which is how I became EEEEMommy.
After moving from Southern Maryland to Northern Virginia and researching all the options for Kindergarten, I started home-educating my son the summer of 2002. We have moved back to my home state of Indiana, and my son is now in high school. I continue to home-educate him and his sisters.
In February of 2010, I got sick. At first it was just a cold, then bronchitis, and then overnight I felt sicker than I ever have in my life. The initial diagnosis was pneumonia, but when I still hadn't recovered two months later and a mass appeared in my neck, the subsequent tests revealed that I had Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I have loved the Lord Jesus for as long as I can remember, but I have never experienced the grace of God as much as I did through this trial. I have been in remission for two years.
I visited my Christian grandmother, Grandma Arnold, just before she died of breast cancer. She was an amazing woman, everyone thought so. People turned out in droves for her funeral and lined up to tell her family how much she had blessed them. But I will never forget her words, just a few weeks before she died,
"I'm just an ordinary woman who serves an extraordinary God."
I blog mainly for myself, to have a record. I never realized the blessings I would reap from blogging. I never imagined I would develop life-long friendships and meet people from around the country and world. More than anything, I pray that this blog would glorify my Father in Heaven and that many would come to know Him personally as I share from my heart a life lived for the sake of the call.
"Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
Grace and Peace,