Hi there, I’m Rebecca.
I am so glad you chose to stop by. I hope you find what you are looking for: maybe a sound advice, a very needed hope, a note of encouragement, an empathetic ear, a useful tip, or even a good laugh. But, at the end, I hope you leave my blog feeling known, understood, and encouraged that your Maker is with you in this life journey (with all its surprises). You can go to my welcome page to read more about the purpose of the blog.
My Real Life Surprises:
Now, a little about myself. I am a suburban girl at heart. How do I know? When I was in my twenties, I thought I would love living in New York City, until I visited. I then realized I would never want to live there. It was noisy, dirty, and too crowded to make it my home. (I love visiting though!!) Yes, all the things that make suburbia boring, I enjoy them. I grew up in the ultimate suburb in America–Irvine, CA!
But, over the years, Jesus has been transforming me to enjoy and find contentment in various settings, whether it be in the hot, humid, noisy, and crowded places of India to the traffic jammed, smoggy town of Los Angeles, to frigid cold winters with no central heating in Kathmandu, Nepal. I have been enjoying various adventures that following Jesus has brought into my life.
Our newest life surprise has been God’s invitation to us to become a foster family. We have been walking this journey filled with many surprises for almost three years. I had been praying the prayers, “God break my heart with the things that break your heart,” (perhaps not really knowing what I am asking for) and oh boy, was I surprised when he answered it by inviting me (and my family) to foster!
I am married to a very humorous husband who makes me laugh. We met at a seminary where I worked and studied. He said I stalked him while we were graduate students and can I say, I’m so glad I did! I’m sure it is probably one of his best life surprises! 🙂 He is my greatest cheerleader who calls out the potentials in me that I sometimes don’t even see. He is a very adventurous guy and I love that about him. But, most of all, he loves Jesus and his family. He’s the man for me and I am thankful.
I love motherhood most days and I am thankful for three strong headed, really fun-loving, and tender hearted kids. I love keeping up with old friends, talking about deep things, going on a good walk, or a jog, and believe it or not, multi-tasking!
I don’t like anything that has to do with cooking, baking, and playing hostess, and my general motto is “I eat to live,” and not the other way around. But, love for Jesus’ community has compelled me to host a small group in our house almost every week for a very long time. I have learned (and I am still learning) that purposeful, compassionate, and joyful living often requires that we do that very thing we don’t like because it serves a greater purpose.
Every week, I treat myself to a nice bouquet of flowers because they make me happy. Oh, I can’t forget this. I like to laugh! Yes, people have told me that they know where I am because they can hear my laughter all the way across the room….my dorm floor-mates even made a richter scale of my laugh when I was in college! It is one thing (of many things) I love about being a mom. Laughter is available just around the corner.
But most of all, I love Jesus. I find myself falling in love over and over again with Him. My prayer is that this infatuation never ends.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to share with me something about you. I’d love to hear from you!