My Story


My story is long. It is complex. It is filled with winding roads. It has lots of pain. It is unexpected. It is broken. Yet, it is so beautiful.

I am a woman who has struggled with infertility and can’t have her own biological kids. I am a foster-adopt mom of a sibling set of 3 who officially became ours this past August. Biological or not, they are not second best. They are our children, as though I gave birth to them myself.

I am a wife to a man who is truly my better half. I am a pastor’s wife. I love people deeply. I long to see myself and others continue to grow.

I am an ESFP on the Meyers Briggs personality test. If you know anything about that, you know it means I love creating things. I see beauty where others may not. I love taking something that is thought of as useless or trash and using creativity to make it into something beautiful. I particularly love spreading beauty throughout our home…whether that be in the form of food, crafts, or DIY projects.

This is my story…and these are all things that you will see me write about.

(updated Feb 2017)

188 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Lori, I don’t know how it happened, but I lost any contact info I had for you so I’m trying to reach you through your comments. Thank you again for nominating me for the Quintet award. I’ve finally posted my acceptance (and gratefulness) on a new blog. It took me so long because of my husband’s hospitalization. Nancy


    • Glad you found me Nancy! So sorry about your hubby’s hospitalization. Praying for you right now.
      Congrats again on the award…I was so happy to give it to you!


  2. Hey Lori, it’s me FixingMyFearofFlavor!! Although lately I’ve been blogging at as I prepare for surgery tomorrow!! I wanted to stop in and see what you have been up to. WOW! You have really evolved. Your site is looking even better than ever. I am so impressed. I am happy to see you are still at it and doing a fantastic job. Keep up the good work my wordpress friend!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


    • It has been so long! So great to hear from you! I didn’t realize you were getting surgery and all about your pain disorder! Praying for you right now! Heading over to your site!


  3. I REALLY need to start cooking healthier! As a single working mother it is hard to find the time to cook but this last year I have been trying out more and more recipes…and putting on weight! My 18 year old is a full time ballet dancer and so I am always trying to fix high calorie foods for him. I will definitely be checking out some of your recipes, especially the deserts. Your story is inspirational. I think I need to pray that God would help me to enjoy healthier foods. THAT would take a miracle.

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    • Hi Emily Rose- so happy you stopped by! I can imagine how hard that would be to cook…not a whole lot of time for that huh? That’s neat that your 18 yr old is a full time ballet dancer.
      I have loved eating the way we do now…not using refined sugars and keeping it low glycemic. And it really does taste great! Hope you find some things you like!

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