Hi, I’m Terry!
If you’re like me, this is the first place you go when you check out a new website. You want to know who the author is, what kind of life they lead, and what experience they have. I getcha!
Well, here are my life details:
- Wife of 41 years, mom of ten (yes, you read that right 😉), homeschool teacher of 30 years, and majorly in the “grandmomma” category (going on 21!).
- I love God and all He’s done to bring freedom, growth, and joy into my life.
- I love animals (my cats, dogs, beta fish, and all the lovely birds that come to our five birdfeeders! 😊).
- 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 (except God, of course) 👉🏻 I love my family!
My story 👇🏻
Finding myself closing in on “forced retirement” as my kids grew up, I wondered what I’d do with the remainder of my life. Then through life coaching, I found my second calling! Life Coaching. The best thing is, all the years raising a family prepared me perfectly 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 several coaches, in particular my life coach, I discovered a surprising reality! What I was looking for, God had already placed inside me.
In my quest to find “perfect,” I had silenced my own common sense!
I was missing 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, of not knowing if I could trust my decisions for the future. Any of this sound familiar to you?
With newfound confidence, I could choose ideas and opportunities that were best for me, and best for our family, without fear of failure.
The freedom to think for myself brought more growth and more joy.
➡️ And I want this freedom for you!
I want you to enjoy the process of living life and loving your family — along with the transitions of life — 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! 👇🏻
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
Please join me in this challenging, crazy, but joy-filled adventure called Life!
Contact me here
Email me @ Terry@livingabovethenoise.com
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