Who am I? In my USA life, I was a teacher for 15 years. I was also a professional photographer, a Southern Living / Martha Stewart wannabe, a soccer mom, and a short term mission team coordinator / intern director for missions in Mexico… you name it, I probably tried it!
In 2006, my husband Billy and I took a leap of faith and became career missionaries with The Mission Society. For five years, we served in three rural Quechua Wanca villages in the Andes of Peru. And when I say rural, I mean RURAL – like no potty! I spent my days in Peru learning to live a Quechua lifestyle in a rustic adobe house – cooking Peruvian foods, sewing with Quechua women, raising my chickens and goats and pigs, and planting my gardens.It was an adventure, for sure! One that I will treasure forever. I was still teaching, still taking photos, still leading mission teams and working with interns, I just did it all in full-time mission service!
We transitioned out of Peru in December of 2012 for a different assignment and different type of mission service. Now I live my life in Spain, serving other cross-cultural workers and displaced people, writing, and trying to figure out what life looks like for a Texas girl serving Christ in Southern Europe. And I’m still working hard at giving Southern Living and Martha Stewart and all those Pinterest Queens a run for their money!
We have three incredible children… Ryan (30) and Miles (27) live in Texas, working and studying and beginning their lives as young adult men; and Sarah (15) lives with us in whatever country we are serving. Life in His service is AWESOME! I’m happy to share it with you here… Enjoy!