Hey y’all. I’m Jessica. I am a Southerner, born and raised in South Carolina. Sorry, but I do say “y’all” a lot, so you’ll have to excuse me. I love Jesus, my husband and my two little boys. I started work as a Communications Director at a large Baptist church in May of 2013, and it is absolutely my dream job! I married my hot firefighter of a husband, Trevor, on May 10, 2008, and after a struggle with infertility (PCOS + 3% morphology), we were incredibly blessed to get pregnant with our amazing son, Knox, thanks to lots of prayer and a little Metformin. Upon his arrival in January 2010, I transformed from a prissy, primped-to-perfection, high-heel-wearing girl, to a neurotic, obsessive mama that is lucky to even get a shower and slap on some Chap-stik before rushing out the door in some beat-up flip-flops.
We started back on Metformin in 2011 and were thrilled to welcome Baby #2, Brody, on February 13, 2012. I’m pretty sure I’ll never sleep again, but that’s okay (it’s worth it!). Soon after Brody was born, I developed Post Partum Anxiety, and thanks to my buddy, Zoloft, I’m feeling like me again.
Our oldest son, Knox, was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism in July of 2012, and while that was, hands-down, the hardest thing I have ever had to hear, we are trying our very hardest to give him everything he needs. Through it all, I’ve learned that despite my control-freak ways, God is the one truly in control, and I have to trust Him in all things.
After Knox was born, my husband and I changed our lifestyles in order to become better Christians and live our lives according to God’s purpose for us. It’s a learning process, but we are so happy with where we’ve been led.
This blog is where I ramble on about my every freak out (of which there are MANY), getting closer to the Lord, raising two boys, life after an Autism diagnosis, going Green, breast feeding, my stretch marks and any other tidbit I think you may be interested in reading about. I promise to be overly graphic, descriptive and give you WAY too much information.
“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.”
1 Samuel 1:27