I am a mother to three beautiful children, with one being in heaven. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I am witty (or so I like to think), compassionate, fun-loving, and tender-hearted (or as my husband says, “sensitive”). I enjoy learning, reading, running, and purging my mind through writing. Underneath all of this is a woman with a burning desire to be all that she was born to be, to find purpose in every crevice of her life – the good, the bad and even the ugly. I am a child of God, a Christian woman who has flaws, needs, and painful parts of life. I long for peace, and I am discovering that the root of my joy is gratitude and to embrace every detail of my journey, surrendering to the one who holds the plan for my life. The name Fall on my Faith has a story all its own, but my purpose is to show the world (or the few who read this) that the journey of life has its “peaks and valleys” (a bit cliche I know). Although we all love to be in the peaks of life, it’s in the valley where we learn the meaning of grit, where we fight the hardest, and grow the most. It’s where we most often times lean on scripture, ask for prayer and learn to fall on our faith to get us through. I can’t promise you fancy shmancy, but I can promise you real, raw, and perfect imperfection.
The Birth of “Fall on My Faith”: After the sudden loss of my son, I found writing as an outlet and a way to untangle the emotions I had wound up so tightly inside of me. Blogging allowed me to navigate through this new life. Over time I became inspired by my readers, encouraging me to make something more of this “writing gig.” After crazy name pondering, there was a divine moment I had with my life/business coach. As we went over some recent career changes I had made, we started talking about my passion for writing. His inquiries about my writing passion gave me permission to share my journey, explaining how I had fallen away from my faith after the loss of my son. He interrupted the conversation to say, “You said something about your faith that sounded like you fell on your faith.” Even though I corrected him to explain what I had REALLY said, it ignited the spark to name a website that could be used as an umbrella, covering many different facets of my life where I’ve needed to fall on my faith. To be honest, I feel completely unqualified to hold the key to this website. Although my insecurity could rob me of taking this next step, I am reminded by scripture to not sit back but to take the leap. Matthew 12:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Let your light shine, so others can do the same. Igniting it now….