I am a wife to an incredibly godly man, who God has filled with love, kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend... and there's nothing anyone on this earth knows about me more than him. We tell each other everything and are grateful to God for allowing us to truly understand what He means when He says He made us "one"!
I'm also the Mama of two incredibly blessed and talented sons. Our oldest is 20 and a Sophomore in college, while our youngest is nearly 18 and a Senior in high school (and I homeschool him). They both love to sing and have been very involved with church and school choirs since they were toddlers. Both boys love music, movies, sports and have played almost all sports with running being the favorite to do and football being the favorite to watch (for my oldest) and tennis being the favorite to play and football being the favorite to watch (for my youngest son).
Last, but not least, I am blessed to be a stay-at-home-mom, exhorter, discipler, ex-school volunteer, blogger, and writer. You can find my writings at: My Second Love: A Proverbs 31 Study, and I used to write for Examiner.com with two columns: Christian Worldview (national) and Christian Marriage (local) until their ads became so immoral, I could no longer write for them in good conscience. I'm slowly moving my published articles here so you can read them in God-honoring medium.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding your faith, life struggles (especially as a wife or Mama), any of my posts, or topics from my "Ask Sunny" page.
A bit about my marriage...
My marriage is beyond amazing right now, but it hasn't always been this way. My darling and I didn't start our marriage fully trusting God. In our immaturity, we were deceived into believing that we only had to trust God for the "big" things in life, but were smart enough to handle all the rest ourselves. Naturally, we discovered how beyond wrong we were as our marriage began to deteriorate right away. The first 3 - 5 years were very strenuous and we nearly divorced within our first year of marriage. I was raised in an unbelieving, abusive home where I was severely persecuted since age four, and he was raised in a falsely Christian home where he was taught "God wants you to be happy, no matter what." My darling husband was then traumatized by his parents divorce, and multiple marriages by both parents there after. As you can see, neither of us were raised in godly homes and had no concept of what a true and healthy biblical marriage (or family) looked like. After seriously contemplating divorce, we both agreed, that no matter how much we didn't like each other at that time, we would choose to love each other all the time, just as Christ our God has loved us. Divorce was off the table and we would both pursue to honor and trust God in and for everything. It was still very difficult for both of us to die to ourselves and completely relinquish the horrors of our upbringings, but by Christ's strength; we were able to rise above the ashes of our past and soar high above them with the faith God has so graciously and abundantly granted us.
A bit about family...
Through this tumultuous time in our marriage, God taught us that we needed to be "clean slates" and throw out everything we'd known before and start anew with Him. So we began to read and study Scripture as if our lives depended on it; because we finally realized that it did. We devoured any book, any magazine and any anything God brought our way to help us honor Him in all things and to raise our children in the love and admonition of the Lord so they would have what neither of us ever did; a family where love for Christ is preeminent.
A bit about parenting...
By God's grace we both strive to live our utmost for God's highest and teach our children the same. We still make lots of mistakes and apologize to our children often, always pointing them to the Cross of Christ and looking only to Him for perfection and full life satisfaction.
A bit about my heart...
I am a just one. One of many blessed and dearly loved children of God. Who day by day, hope to see more of Jesus revealed in my life, than me. My greatest desire is for my life to be something beautiful to the Lord (Mark 14:6). I don't have any "great" plans or goals for my life. I just want to make God smile and contribute any amount of joy and gladness to His heart, no matter how small that might be.
What do I write about? I write about my faith, marriage, biblical submission, child training, friendships, evangelism, my battle of severe health issues for the past 7 years, and anything in between.
Keeping it real, while keeping it pure, to keep it praiseworthy (Ephesians 4:29, Philippians 4:8-9)
I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, life struggles and life victories found only in Jesus. And I'd like to hear your stories too.
May God's grace and peace saturate your life today.♥