Who I Am:

Hi! Welcome to my blog! My name is Courtney. I’m a wife to Paul, who I’ve been married to for 7 years. We have four children together, ages 6, 5, 3 and 1. Our lives are busy and full. But as a person, I love to write. I’ve been writing since I was eight and I’ve had a dream to be able to encourage others in their journey in life. Let’s be real, life isn’t easy! Life has a way of throwing curve balls and crazy stuff out of nowhere and sometimes it’s nice to have someone come along side and say, “You know what? You’re not alone. I’m right here doing life right next to you and I’ve gone through that too. Here’s my hand, my shoulder, my ear; lean on me. I’ll be your friend.

As a little girl, my Dad and Mom always taught me about God and His love. But, as I grew up, being taught about Him wasn’t enough. I had to discover Him for myself. In the last 7 or 8 years, I have discovered so much about God. I spent nearly 17 years of my life in a religious community that was closed off to the world, and my perception of people and God was greatly messed up. My heart hasn’t always been open, but Jesus has taken all the time I need to reach into my soul and help me to heal. His love for me has been revealed in some crazy ways. I’m grateful to be able to share a bit of that journey, and so much more, with you.

This blog is a place I want to have that is filled with encouragement for those who feel alone, those who feel pushed aside, forgotten or misunderstood. This blog is a safe place for mothers to talk about the struggles of motherhood and the ups and downs of marriage. This blog is where we can be real and honest with each other, and Jesus.

So that’s why I’m here. I’m here to be your friend in whatever season God has for you. I love that song that’s in “Toy Story,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Take a listen to it closely sometime and then know that’s how I feel about you. You’re never alone. So welcome! Feel free to comment, leave me a message or ask a question. And if you like what you read, then click subscribe and get updates right to your email! Thanks for reading! God bless!