A Little Hello

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Hi!

Thanks for popping over to see who we are and what we are about. Feel free to grab your favorite cuppa, put your feet up and make yourself at home.  If you were to walk into our house you would find it a little cluttered and lived in.  Not dirty, but you’ll find we’re pretty laid back and casual.  We hope that’s what you’ll find here in our little spot in the blog world.

I am Christy and that handsome dude next to me is my hubby, Shane.  In a world where marriage seems to be disposable, we are determined.  We have more than 20 years behind us and are still madly in love with each other.  In fact, we’ve realized that true love is like a fine wine, it gets better with age.   I am Shane’s sexy wife and he will always be my Superman, cue “The New Adventures of Louis and Clark” theme music please…

We met at a small Christian college about 22 years ago.  After we had becomes friends, we “accidentally” discovered that I was 9 years senior to him.  But God was growing us together, even though I was telling everyone we were “just friends” HA!  Today, we tell people that I had to wait for him to grow up. But the truth is he also had to wait for God to change my life.  Everyone changes over the years, but God did great things in my life and even 3 years after He redeemed me, there were few similarities between the old me and the new me.

Shane was raised by Christian parents, and all of his grandparents had life long marriages. I was raised by a single Mom with every other weekend visits to my Daddy’s. He was home educated, I went to public school. I had looked for love in all the wrong places, and he waited.  He was raised in the mid-west, I was raised in the south.  He’s quiet and even keeled, I’m loud and emotional.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  We are opposites in many ways, yet God has knit us together and made us one in spite of our opposite-ness.

We have lived in the mid-west, with our four children, birthed through adoption for most of our married life.  Our kiddos range in age from 10 to 19 and they all  have what I call Awesome God stories.

Shane and I are both long time bloggers/writers but this blog is new to us, so we are still figuring out a schedule.  We usually link up with Kate at Five Minute Friday and with Beth at Messy Marriage. You might find us linked up elsewhere, but these are the two places we plan to post regularly.  This may change as the blog evolves.  Our goal is to post 2-4 times a week on topics about life in a Christian home. Sometimes Shane will write, sometimes I will write.  Sometimes we both will contribute to an post.  That’s part of what I think makes our blog unique, our blog is, well, us. Not just a woman’s perspective, or a man’s, but the perspective of a married couple doing life together.

Are we perfect?  Far from it!  In fact, this is part of our reason for writing.  We want to get  down and dirty.  We want to encourage people to take off the mask of perfectionism we all seem to be drawn to wear.  Because heaven forbid, people think that Christians are anything less than perfect. We want to show you a glimpse of our true selves.  We want to show you that while marriage and family is hard, making it work is one, if not the, most rewarding relationship a person can have, ever!  And there’s a reason we want to do it.  We want you to learn what we are learning. That God’s grace is sufficient in our sufferings and our daily lives. That he truly can redeem our ugly and make it something beautiful.

Trust us, God can make beauty from the ashes of our lives. He’s done it with us!

Christy

By the way, we are available to speak to your group and have a variety of topics and formats.  Send us a note if you want more information or would like to contact us

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