Each month, we are going to take time to get to know one of our church members just a little bit better. We hope this short interview allows us to lean-in to help us know one another better and grow together as a body of believers.
Tell us little bit about you and your family.
Matt and I met in college and never left Tuscaloosa once we graduated. We have two kids. Abigail is 5, and Whitt just turned 2.
Can you share one way that God has been faithful to you recently?
I have stayed at home with my kids since Abigail was born. In June I told Matt that with Abigail starting kindergarten this year, I wanted to find a part time job working with children. I started praying about it and barely three weeks later I started the TrinKids job. The Lord was working fast on this one!
Can you share a little bit about your new role with TrinKids?
I’m still very much in the training process, but I’m already loving it. I’ve been working on various things for TrinKids PM and getting into a good routine for TrinKids Sunday School and Worship. Sara Beth Spearing and I will work together to oversee all of the TrinKids programming starting in the fall.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?
Speed reading. I can finish a novel in one day if I want to. I may not get much else done though!
What song have you completely memorized?
“Fancy” by Reba. I have the best friends from Dothan, where I’m from, and the 8 of us have always had a silly obsession with that song.
What are some small things that make your day better?
Matt usually sets the coffee maker for me before he goes to bed, and that means the world to me. My day is just not the same if that coffee isn’t ready when I wake up. I love little mom wins like seeing your kids being sweet or going all day with no spills! I also try to wake up before everyone so that I have some alone time with the Lord to get my mind right before the chaos begins.
What age do you wish you could permanently be? Why?
I wish I could freeze time right now, so 28. Both of my kids are at such sweet ages; they’ve really been melting my heart these days.
What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?
I love a good rom-com or historical fiction. Right now I’m reading to The Nightingale, and it’s going to become a movie in 2019, so I’m super pumped about that.
What book impacted you the most?
Obviously I’ve learned the most and been greatly impacted by the Bible. Other than that, probably To Kill a Mockingbird. I’ve ready it at different points in life and take something new away from it each time.
What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?
Waking everyone up at the crack of dawn. It’s an ongoing joke that no one wants to sleep in the room with me on our girls’ trips.
Name three things you are loving.
I am loving my almost 2 year old’s new found vocabulary, Behind the Bliss podcast, and cycling at the YMCA.
What are you reading or have you recently read?
I just finished Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and now I’m reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.