There are many different ways that I can describe myself. First and foremost I am a follower of Jesus. This does not mean that I do a good job of following him. I struggle a lot and get off path all the time. I am so thankful that I serve a God of mercy because I am in desperate need of it!
I am a wife. My husband is the greatest man I know. There aren’t just words to describe how I feel about him. He loves me so much and he goes out of his way to make sure that I know that every single day. I married way out of my league! He is a pastor, so I have the honor of serving alongside him in his ministry. This brings a lot of my deepest insecurities to the surface. I am inadequate, unqualified, and unworthy of being used by God, but I am humbled that he uses me despite all of my shortcomings!
I am a mom! I have five of the most incredible kids on the face of the earth. They challenge me in more ways that I ever thought possible. I was one of those little girls that dreamed of being a mom. I had a lot of fairy tale ideas of what that looked like until July 12, 2002. This was the day that I brought my first child home from the hospital. Don’t get me wrong, it was certainly one of the best days of my life, but it has humbled and challenged me in more ways than I ever thought possible.
I am a “home-educator.” That sounds really sophisticated, but it really just translates into “the-crazy-lady-who-struggles-to-keep-her-head-above-water!” I never planned on keeping my kids at home to teach them, but I know deep in my spirit that this is what I am supposed to be doing. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done and most days I don’t feel like I am very good at it.
I am a daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, volunteer….. you get the idea. You never know what you are going to get when you click over into my tiny little place in the blogosphere. I never know what each day is going to look like either. This is just the spot where I can share all the wonderful chaos that happens in the Kennard house! I could go out of my mind, or I can write about it and process it. I have chosen the latter……sometimes! 🙂
God is relevant and he is in everything. I do my best to find him in the midst of my crazy life. He is there in the laundry just as much as he is when I am singing praise and worship songs. The only difference is that I have to be more intentional in looking for him. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and peek into our amazing journey!