I am a thirty-something part-time doctor and full-time wife and mama. Much of my time is divided between reading Elmo and Corduroy stories, hoisting small ones on our too-big-for-them backyard slide, and listening to the breath sounds of fevered children in my office. Occasionally I coax something interesting out of an ear or find an eloquent way to explain poop problems in toddlers, but that’s about as glamorous as my life gets. God has blessed me with Matt, my high school sweetheart, “Lulu,” my curly-haired girl, and “Teme,” my brown-eyed boy. Matt and I were married in 2004. Lulu and Teme were adopted from Ethiopia in 2010 and 2011, and they are joy personified. We are awaiting the adoption of a little boy, Mente, who we have loved since we first saw his picture in March 2010. He is ours, finally, and currently awaiting immigration clearance before we can bring him home from Ethiopia. I am a Jesus-follower, working out daily just what that means and learning (or maybe failing to really learn) that I am plagued with pride and desperate for grace. I feel a nudge (well, more of a smoldering fire in my gut) towards international medicine and believe one day our family may relocate overseas for long term missionary work. I await direction from my Lord and in the meantime learn all I can to prepare myself for that role while enjoying this present day. We trust God for the details.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58