Saturday, July 12, 2008
Siesta Spotlight - Ashley
26 years old
I am the eldest (or is it oldest?) of four girls. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries in the Philippines for 12 years, so I spent majority of my growing up years there. We moved back to the US the summer before my senior year in high school. The Philippines is a beautiful country and I miss it very much. It was my home for so long. The States was foreign land to me, but fortunately I have adjusted!
My dad is still in ministry as a chaplain for hospice and a bi-vocational music minister. They live in the same town as me and I count it as a huge blessing!
I came to know Christ at the age of 7. I never was a rebel growing up, so I don't have much of a testimony. I went through a time when I kind of wished something bad would've happened to me so that I would have this awesome testimony, but then my good friend slapped some sense into me. God has blessed me and protected me from so much of the world and I could not be more grateful to Him for that.
He blessed with an awesome and very hot, I might add :), husband, Jim. God has used him to help shape me into the woman that I am today. We have been married 6 years.
How did we meet, you might ask? In court. Yes, you read that right. We both had tickets for parking in handicapped parking spots on our college campus. (I know, I'm terrible, but I learned my lesson.)
You can read the "in-depth" story at:http://thehoneahome.blogspot.com/2008/01/story-youve-been-waiting-for.html
God has truly blessed us two beautiful and very healthy children. They are pretty cute, too! My little girl turns 5 this summer and my little boy turns 3 at the end of the summer. I cannot believe I don't have a baby anymore. I will soon have a Kindergartner and a Preschooler. :( They grow up too fast! (And, if I want to be honest, some days it doesn't go fast enough!!!)
I am currently in a season of learning to completely rely on the Lord for wisdom and strength. I need to get better at getting into the Word and studying more. I also need to set aside a time for prayer. I pray about things all day, but I don't sit down and pray and just listen to what He has to say to me.
And I want to do it! I want to! I just don't. I spend more time on this stinking addictive blog stuff.
Call me crazy, but I know there's got to be more of me out there...am I right?
Please tell me I'm not the only one who spends more time on this than in the Word and in prayer. I feel so guilty. Something has got to change!
Some other little things about me: I love getting emails or comments on my blog, I love Karen Kingsbury books, my husband is a health freak and I love to eat, my husband loves to work-out and I do not, however I do it because I want to look good and stay healthy, I love to shop, love chocolate. I'm not even 5' tall (Kaci - we can look eye to eye!), and I can't wait to meet all of you in person!