Hi, I’m Terry!
It’s hard to write about ourselves, isn’t it? Especially as a Christian, I don’t want to appear vain or prideful. But, if you’re like me, this is the first place you’ll go when you start reading someone’s blog. you want to know who they are, what kind of life they lead, and what experience they have. I know, I getcha!
Well, here are the details: wife of 41 years, mom of ten, homeschool teacher of 30 years, and majorly in the “grandmomma” category. I love my animals (cats, dogs, and any creature that wanders into our yard! 😉). I love to read — lots of books — at the same time, depending on my mood. I love flowers and plants — my house over-floweth! But above all those things 👉🏻 I love my family!
My story 👇🏻
Finding myself in “forced retirement” as my kids grew up, I found my second calling — Life Coaching. But there were over 30 years before that to prepare for this calling!
When I began my life as a wife and mom, I had the crazy idea that with enough knowledge and work, my family would “arrive.” We’d have a perfect marriage and the happiest family.
But when things didn’t look as pretty as expected, I got frustrated and angry — at myself, my husband, and my kids. Little did I know I had a perfectionist lurking inside!
I tried to control my life and family by reading everything I could get my hands on, watching what other moms were doing, and working my tail off trying to make it all work. I’d try something new, but usually, the “old me” slithered back in.
Fortunately, God gently showed me that all my work, all those trials and errors, were pointing somewhere else.
I began to listen to Him. Really listen. I began to surrender my control, bit by stubborn bit.
I learned to ignore the noise around me and focus on who God designed me to be.
I needed to trust His process to see what He was doing in our family.
👉🏻 I realized I was worshipping the end result instead of the God who gave me my life and family!
Reaching out to a few coaches, in particular my life coach, I discovered something surprising! What I was looking for, God had already placed inside me. In my quest to find “perfect,” I had silenced my own common sense! And I missed much of the true learning that comes from intuition and trial and error.
My life coach asked deep questions and allowed me time to draw out what was there all along.
By accepting God’s unique design for me and my family, I slowly overcame my fear of making mistakes. My fear of raising my kids well or of not having the “perfect” marriage.
With newfound confidence, I could choose ideas and opportunities that were best for me, and best for our family, without fear of failure.
This freedom to think for myself brought more growth and more joy.
And I want this freedom for you!
I want to help you enjoy the process and transitions of living life and loving your family without the stress and worry that you aren’t doing or being enough.
You really can find the freedom to enjoy life and to love your family well!
Living above the noise is a necessity
if you want to have sanity in this incredibly busy world!
What’s your biggest struggle with living above the noise? I’d love to help! 👇🏻
Email me with your questions or needs and let’s schedule a free discovery call. You’ll see the agenda for our sessions. We’ll dig deep to discover all God created you for.
Life Coaching may be the perfect fit for you!
“Somewhere in the midst of it all, you taught me how to love my family! Even now continuing to encourage and equip me in my journey! So grateful for you!” – Katelynne
Life’s busy — there’s so much to learn. Once you better understand yourself, you are in a much better place to serve the people God’s placed in your life.
Please join me in this challenging, crazy, but joy-filled adventure called Life!
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