a {lil’} bit about myself

Hi! I’m glad you’re here!  Learning truth, dipping your toes in advocacy, and linking arms with others for encouragement. Let me introduce myself… but first, awkward car selfie.
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— I love the Lord and strive to serve Him. Love God, love others. Keep it simple.
— Hubby is an ordained minister – we’ve spent several years serving in church ministry: youth, worship, pastoring.
— Dealt with infertility before becoming pregnant with my babies (PCOS ); a journey which planted seeds of suspicion in allopathic medicine.
— Home educated our 2 children – the oldest is now thriving in a private university.
— We have 3 cats & 3 dogs, who might make an appearance in highlights.
— Speaking of highlights, those are a box of chocolates. Good luck!
— We’re moving to the country soon. We found a house – finally! Time to work on these quarantine pounds (sigh) and learn all things gardening and chickens. Help? Ha!
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— I became vocal about the dangers of vaccines because our freedoms are being chipped away. And I wish someone had shared the risks with usbefore our babies were born.
— It hasn’t come without cost. We lost close friends who took high offense to our stance. Sigh. Can’t win them all.
— I prefer meaningful conversation over surface chitchat. Especially with a good chai tea in hand.
— I’m a bit of a homebody.
— Love cool saltwater waves with a sunset view.
— Married 27+ years. I know, right?!
— Basically, I’m probably old enough to be your mother. Or at least your cool aunt.
— Speaking of cool, I love cool weather! Because summers in the south are bru.tal.
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How about you? What brought you to this space?


advocacy doesn’t see race, creed, or color


I never know who will sit in the shopping cart where I’ve placed educational literature (that I paid for) so parents can become better informed. This is ONE of many examples of advocacy.
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I had not intended to share this publicly, but in light of @wa_freedom_keepers post regarding the misinformation shared by a national public radio station (KUOW FM 94.9), I share what happened to me, an “ex” vaxxer, Friday… because apparently rumor has it that if you don’t vaccinate, you’re racist. Sigh…
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I pulled into my driveway, opened my car door, grabbed my things, and nearly jumped out of my skin when I heard a junior high boy plead, “Can you help me?!” Looking a bit panicked, he explained, “I’m supposed to meet my mom at 2:00……” It was 1:54.
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Long story short, there was a misplaced cellphone and a broken bike involved. He was thankful, as I drove him, as well as his friends (another story), to a nearby jr high school to meet his mom. I don’t recommend giving rides to strangers, but these boys needed a mom.
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One young student needed to get back to his apartment where he lived with his grandmother. On the way, he asked if I happened to have a snack, an unusual request for a stranger. He mentioned that he felt his sugar getting low. I asked if he was diabetic. He politely said, “Yes, ma’am.” When we discovered that his grandma wasn’t home, I offered to buy him something to eat & drink. No way was I about to leave him, knowing all he had in his school bag was insulin. We got to know each other through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. It made me miss our years in youth ministry. He was returned safely to his grandmother’s.
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A Hispanic boy reached out to a white suburban mom who helped several Hispanic and black eighth graders. I only share ALL of this because it’s good to be reminded…
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We have MORE… More unity than hate, more care than callous, more acceptance than prejudice, more community than isolation, and… more of God working things out for our good than we could possibly know.

Advocacy doesn’t see race, creed, or color. And being hands & feet for Jesus doesn’t discriminate either.


My reasons


Just a couple of reasons…
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The reasons we chose homeschool when it wasn’t cool.
The reasons I’ve spent countless hours researching preventative health.
The reasons I’ve put 7 bajillion miles (give or take a few) on our car
driving all across one of the largest cities in the USA.

The reasons I wouldn’t trade those mom-taxi conversations for the world.
The reasons I’ve dropped everything when they needed me…
and even sometimes when they thought they didn’t.

The reasons I speak out against injustice.
The reasons I push towards a better version of myself.
And just 2 of the reasons I continually seek His face

Two very good reasons.
Mama loves you!!!  (circa 2006-7?)