January 28, 2010
Hi, I’m Amy and here’s my life in one short post. If you’ve been here a while, tell me if I miss anything. If you’re new here…consider yourself warned.
I have somewhat of an unusual background — was born and spent the first year of my life in the jungles of Ethiopia, moved almost 30 times in 35 years and lived in places like Papua New Guniea, Kenya and Israel. It was indeed very cool and I wouldn’t change it, however life is all about tradeoffs (as my dad likes to say) and so now I (a) am petrified at the thought of living in one spot more than 3 years and (b) am a little weird when it comes to keeping friends longer than the same. I am totally working on this though.
From ages 21 to 34, I’ll briefly recap. I was in a tumultuous relationship that ended in a wedding, barely survived the first several years of marriage, gained a little insight from it (I hope), birthed and now mother 4 children, shocked myself by agreeing to homeschool them, was a pastor’s wife for 12 years, hit my rock bottom, gained a little insight (I hope) and here I am.
That’s my life in 2 paragraphs. So now you’ll understand why I am the way I am.
Things I love & write about here:
- God. I love that He loves so much, He was willing to sacrifice His son for a couple billion yahoos like us. I love that He gets right down in the details of my life and offers glimpses of Himself if only I open my eyes. I love that He is so completely constant even when I am flyin’ all over the place. I love that He makes me laugh and brings me to tears, sometimes in the very same moment. I love knowing He’s got my back always. I love that, come what may — all the good, bad and ugly — He doesn’t waste one single thing. I talk about him a lot here because He has changed my life. I completely understand not everyone feels the same way about Him. My goal is not to shove what I believe down your throat; I’m just telling you what goes on in my brain & in my heart. Another thing I love about Him is that He gives us freedom to choose Him or not. Wherever you’re at, I respect your freedom.
- My family. I’m just gonna say, I picked a winner of a husband. Took me about 10 years to admit that, but boy is he a keeper. And did you ever love someone so much you could just squeeze their guts right out? That’s how I feel about my kids. (A lot of times I want to squeeze their guts out for other reasons, but that’s another story.) In the big scheme of things, I don’t have a single thing to complain about. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.
- The internet. I often say I’ve learned more on the internet in the last 5 years than I ever learned in college and that is the complete truth. I love to surf and find cool things. I also like to share them with you. I have this blog, but unfortunately I hate to write. In fact, surprisingly, I am complimented on my writing from time to time and I assure you, anything good that comes outta me is a result of God’s goodness because you should see the stress when it’s time to churn out a post.
P.S. And hey, guess what? If you’re dying to know more, you can check out 61 Random Things About Me.