My three daughters keep my life full, my kitchen floor sticky, and my husband, Joel, highly outnumbered.
I teach college public speaking and writing, play a mean game of Scattergories, burst into spontaneous dance moves on occasion for no apparent reason, and take immense pleasure in a well-organized closet. I revel in the idea of cookbooks and recipes, but am content with ordering pizza. I wrestle with my children on the floor nearly as often as I sweep it, and I'll admit -- I'm a frequent sweeper.
I married a man with an impressive track record. For over the past eleven years, he's made me laugh every single day.
My most defining characteristic -- the one which most deeply influences my actions, speech, and overarching life outlook -- is that I am a follower of Christ. I love God. He loved me first. I get the better end of this deal, by far.
I appreciate order, structure, and time for reflection, which are three desires in diametric opposition with the reality of motherhood. I wash and fold lots of laundry. If pink dryer lint was worth its weight in gold (lightweight as it is), I'd consider early retirement.