Thank you for visiting my blog! This little corner of the internet holds my heart in so many ways, and has changed as I have changed–each little post and struggle and victory recording a legacy that I so hope and pray outlasts me.
Here’s what you need to know: I started this blog in a season of my life when I thought myself incapable of vulnerability, and sought to change that. Since that time, this blog has grown into something much more grand and beautiful than I could have anticipated. It is a place to share what I am learning on this fellow journey through life. Overall this is a lifestyle blog on many topics ranging from nutrition and fitness and life with celiac disease and lactose intolerance to finding God in the midst of suffering. Filled with stories of travel and adventure, of finding God in places both far and near. This is my journey. My story.
At the heart of this place is my journey of mourning the mom that I never got to know. Walking deeper into my sorrows is what led me to start recording each detail in this space to begin with. And there is so much–so much–I still want to share. Of hope in suffering. Beauty in brokenness.
For many years this blog was titled “A Legacy of Beauty” and while the name may be different now, that message is still the same.
Why legacy? Because I believe, truly believe, that our stories are our legacies. It was years ago now, but I will always remember that moment as one of the most clear, striking memories of my life–when God told me to tell my story. This is my calling. There is purpose here. And with each little word that I write, I am leaving something that will last. Because our stories are our testimonies, and all I know is that I want to live mine well.
Why beauty? Because beauty is always being made–everywhere and in everything. I firmly believe that. I have walked through tremendous sorrow and suffering, and have watched life spring up from the dead places. I have found purpose and peace and joy in pain. Beauty is my word. My anthem. Because I am seeing it everywhere. God is writing a beautiful story with my life and it may be one that includes tragedy and death and pain and suffering, but something about all that makes it even more beautiful to behold. Because there is goodness there, too. Always goodness. I pray my eyes will be ever open to see it.
I’m excited to journey into this new season of blogging where the heart is still the same even if the name is not. Overall this is a place about making God’s name known in the world. I am telling my story, but really I am telling His. There will still be stories of loss and brokenness. Of journeying through anxiety. Stories of what I am learning in the Bible or in life. These pieces alongside so many pictures documenting other people’s stories and legacies and posts about food and crafts and blogging and using social media well.
This is a lifestyle blog–but more than that, it is an open vessel for God to do with as He wills.