Hello and welcome to Sticky Doorknobs and Everyday Grace! I’m so glad that you are here and hope you’ll stick around.
This blog originated out of deep heartbreak for me, after I found out during a twenty week ultrasound that the baby I was carrying (my fourth) had a fatal birth defect called anencephaly. I began writing as a way to process through my pain, and to update friends and family about Elizabeth Grace. My prayer that my writing would, above all else, bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ was mercifully answered as we realized how many people were touched by Elizabeth’s short life. The things God has taught me because of Elizabeth have built my faith in ways I could not have imagined. I’ve learned that God is a Father who identifies with me in my weakness, Jesus is a firm foundation on which to stand, and that the Holy Spirit provides comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.
The idea to blog came before Elizabeth’s diagnosis, however. Before Elizabeth, I had three children in less than two and a half years and the adventures provided me by these precious babies were too great to go untold. And my doorknobs were always sticky. Now those babies are 4, 5 and 6, and those first couple of years are a bit of a blur, but my doorknobs are still sticky. When do a mother’s door knobs stop being sticky? I’m not sure, but I have a feeling that when the day comes for me, it will be a bittersweet one. I homeschool my darlings and pray (on the good days) that their childhood would slow down just a little bit. (On the tough days, I pray something else entirely… )
I have been married to my SuperHusband for nearly ten years. He is an incredible hubby and daddy, and happens to be a pretty stellar writer himself. We live in beautiful Northwest Georgia, attend an Acts 29 Church and like to eat, sleep and watch T.V. Wait, are those not real hobbies? OK, we also like to read, write and go antiquing. Now we sound like senior citizens. Whatever, it’s all true. We’re boring and we’re not sorry!
I hope to write about God’s grace through motherhood in ways that make you laugh, make you think, and make you want to shout AMEN! He is so good, and I am so grateful. The world may not need another “mommy blog,” but here it is anyway!
Stuck in His Grace,