I am a 40 year old wife and mother….
Who does not know what she wants to be when she grows up.
You may laugh, but that is what I feel like at this stage in my life. I feel like I am just out of high school trying to figure out where to go from here.
I have been married to Randy for over 23 years. We have 3 terrific sons, Dustin 20, Cody 19, and Tanner 16. Randy has been a pastor for more than 20 years. I have spent most of my adult life raising our boys and working in youth ministry. I love being a mom spending time investing into the lives of my sons. I have home schooled for about 13 years. I helped my husband coach little league for years. I taught my boys not only how to read and write but I also taught them how to catch a fly ball and make a basket in the hoop. Having boys has been so much fun, we went fishing, swimming, camping, skating, biking, climbing trees, catching lizards and fireflies or (lighting bugs) all the things boys like to do. I was always somewhat of a tomboy. I grew up in the country climbing trees, swimming in the creek, playing in the woods, etc. I played sports such as softball, basketball, volleyball, etc. I have a sister and twin brothers who also played sports. Even though I am the oldest they were much better at sports than I was. My sister got a scholarship to play basketball in college and my brothers got football scholarships. I got married really young and started our family two years later. I have always wanted to be a teacher and a mom. I have been blessed to fulfill that dream by teaching my boys and lots of Sunday school kids along the way.
Where do I go from here? My boys are growing up and leaving home. Dustin and Cody are in college at Union University. Tanner is still at home for now, but it won’t be long before he leaves me too. boo hooo!
currently… I work 3 days a week as a secretary, I am a volunteer lay-counselor at Birth Choice where I counsel women and even young girls that are faced with a crisis pregnancy. This I will say has been one of the most rewarding ministries I have been involved in. I go to Engelwood Baptist Church and I love it. I love to study the word of God. It is my lifeline. I love Beth Moore. Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur, and many other great women’s Bible study leaders. I also enjoy fiction, unlike my best friend Wanda..hahah. I love Janette Oke, Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall and others in this same catergory. I love Christian music. I listen to KLOVE and love all there music. I love Casting Crowns, Third Day, Travis Cottrell, Chris Tomlin, etc. oh yeah and DUSTIN NELSON ( you will have to check him out soon he is my very talented musician son. He is majoring in music at Union and loves to compose music. I will hook you up soon. Last but not least I love the BEACH. I wish I lived really close to the beach where I could enjoy it everyday.
C. Get a better job that I would enjoy?
D. Start a new ministry?
E. Relax and enjoy my husband and get to know him all over again?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.