Hello! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog. I’m a wife to a fighter pilot and mom to eight amazing people. (Yes, you read that right. It’s not a typo. I have EIGHT children . . . and I can still string words together to make sentences. Go me!) We have 4 boys and 4 girls and a bonus son who was born in Heaven. We have also recently added our first daughter-in-law to our family.
We have done a fair bit of homeschooling over the years, so my house is never empty. There is never a dull moment when the Meyers Family is involved. Often, when I share our latest antics with someone, I say, “I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.”
Our family is very blessed and we have a beautiful life. It’s also a messy, loud, and chaotic life. I’m an organized, clean-freak introvert who loves peace and quiet, so sometimes, I miss the beauty in the midst of everything else. But I am blessed far beyond the mess and noise and stress that gets me frustrated and flustered. I hope that by sharing my beautiful messy blessings with you, I can encourage you to treasure hunt for the beauty and blessing in your own messes.
Since my son’s death several years ago, I have struggled intermittently with depression, anxiety, doubt, and fear. Through my own brokenness, I have learned that if God was simple enough for my small mind to understand Him, He would not be worthy of my worship. I have decided to rest in the mystery of things that I cannot understand. I am learning how to believe anyway, cultivate gratitude, take my thoughts captive, and stand strong in a world that can really throw me off-balance if I let it. I am moving from being undone to resting my faith on that which is unshakable.
You can read more about my son’s story here:
Thy Will Be Done: My Story of Surrender
As a recovering perfectionist, I am continually in the process of learning that life does not have to conform to my idea of perfect to be truly wonderful, inspiring, and beautiful. I hope that you will find here a safe place to be real and the courage to find God in the middle of your own mess. (Because we all have messes.) Please have a seat, make yourself comfortable, and listen to my heart. I welcome your comments as we partner together to seek God’s Truth & Beauty in everyday life . . .
even if it is messy . . . because God is always good.
If you want to learn more, here are some free resources I’ve created just for you!
If you want to read more interesting tidbits about who I am,
read my post A Few Things Most People Don’t Know About Me.